Every one of us has the ability to create positive change in the lives of the women and girls who need it most. When we work together, we achieve better results. Here are some ways you can support the work of The New York Women’s Foundation. If there are other ways you’d like to volunteer, please email


Volunteer for a Day

The New York Women’s Foundation’s Annual Celebrating Women Breakfast

The Celebrating Women Breakfast is right around the corner and we are looking for 100+ volunteers to help us hold a successful event which hosts 2,200 guests and raises over $2 million! This year, the Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Here are the important dates and times:
  • Monday, May 8, 2017 – Volunteer Orientation from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This orientation is mandatory, you cannot volunteer on the day of the event if you do not attend.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Celebrating Women Breakfast: 6:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. We are asking that volunteers arrive at 6:00a.m.
  • We can always use the assistance of those of you who can stay later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of the Breakfast to assist us in the breakdown of the event.
Please click here to apply to be a Celebrating Women Breakfast volunteer!


More Opportunities


Grants Advisory Committee (GAC)

GAC provides volunteers with the opportunity to participate in The Foundation’s unique grantmaking process. Serving as The Foundation’s “eyes and ears,” GAC members work in teams supported by Foundation staff, to review proposals from application organizations, conduct site visits, and make recommendations for funding. This approach, unique to The Foundation, allows us to leverage the talents of local women in finding and supporting effective community-driven programs.

For more information about GAC, please email


Participatory Review Commitee (PRC)

PRC is a leadership opportunity for young women of color who want to expand their understanding of philanthropy and participate in our Young Women’s Initiative grantmaking process. PRC members work in teams under the leadership of The Foundation’s staff to review funding proposals and conduct site visits to applicant organizations. At the end of their visits, they make funding recommendations to the members of The New York City Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color. This committee allows New York City to have a voice in what solutions might be most effective for girls and young women of color in the city. In order to serve on the PRC members must be able to commit a total of 35 hours on phone calls, meetings, and visiting applicant organizations throughout the five boroughs.

To learn more about PRC, please email


Circle Of Sisters For Social Change (COS)

COS brings together socially conscious women to harness their financial resources and networks to build a collective voice for social change philanthropy in New York City. Members raise awareness and visibility of the New York Women’s Foundation’s impact, cultivate new members through social networking, educational sessions, and Foundation events. The COS participates actively in organizing our annual Neighborhood Dinner.

For more information about COS, please email Madeline Holder at


Committee For The Future (CFF)

CFF creates an opportunity for first time philanthropists to join the work of the Foundation. The CFF supports the Foundation’s commitment to building economic stability for low income women and girls in New York City by educating new Foundation supporters about women’s issues and sharing the tools to help them engage others in active philanthropy. Committee members plan and participate in events, help produce other special projects and garner Foundation support through the Celebrating Women® Breakfast and other initiatives.

For more information, please email Maria Najem at


The Corporate Leadership Committee (CLC)

The CLC is comprised of mid to senior level corporate women from diverse industries who work to increase corporate partnerships and support of The Foundation.  CLC members meet approximately once a month to create and implement fundraising strategies. It is an incredible leadership and networking opportunity that allows corporate women to participate in high impact philanthropy and demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in New York City.

For more information, please emailKristin Gardner at


Events & Special Projects Volunteers

Each year the Foundation hosts several events including our signature Celebrating Women® Breakfast, Neighborhood Dinner and public education forums. These events and projects provide unique ways to contribute and be involved with the Foundation and our constituencies.

For more information, please email

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