We launched YANA in 2011 with an ambitious vision that united and motivated all of us: to organize and leverage the collective power of Yale’s nonprofit alumni network for the greater social good.
We estimate that at least 2 out of 3 Yale alumni (that’s over 110,000 alums) are involved in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors as executive directors, practitioners, board members, donors or volunteers. In a little over 7 years, YANA has already grown to include more than 3,500 participants.
YANA members live and work around the world. YANA is closely involved with current students and campus life through our Fellows Program, and with alumni in a wide range of career stages through initiatives including annual conferences and benefits, the quarterly Roundtables in NYC and the Bay Area and our nationwide Mentorship Program. We are a diverse group, but we have in common both our Yale experiences and a passion to improve the world. We share our wisdom, exchange ideas and learn from collaborators. We are creating scalable, replicable models for many of our initiatives, particularly event production, chapter formation and programmatic growth.
Honors from the Association of Yale Alumni were received in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and have included: Outstanding Alumni Shared Interest Group (SIG), Outstanding Alumni SIG Award for Volunteer Engagement and Leadership, and Outstanding SIG Event Award.
The tireless efforts of YANA’s dedicated volunteers have made these achievements possible. Their time, support, and thought leadership have made YANA a robust network and forum for Yale alumni and their families, friends and colleagues to share best practices, give back, and change lives.
*In December 2014, the IRS granted YANA 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Therefore, your donations to YANA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you donated to YANA before December 2014, we advise you to consult your attorney concerning the deductibility of your donations. YANA does not provide tax advice, but if you have any questions concerning our tax status or you need a receipt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org