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Rising Leaders Council | Get Involved

The Rising Leaders are New York Cares rockstars and do everything they can to ‘do good’ better. In addition to planning two signature events: The Soiree and Comedy Cares, the RLC mobilizes their networks to help make a difference by acting as ambassadors at New York Cares' annual events: New York Cares Days Fall and Spring, the Coat Drive, and Winter Wishes.

So now you’re wondering: is there a catch? Or what’s in it for me? Read on to find out the amazing benefits and expectations of joining this council.

A Multitude of Benefits

  • Quarterly networking happy hours with other members and their guests across a number of industries in NYC (real estate, finance, tech, culinary arts, to name a few);
  • Special annual session of ‘Meet The Executive Director’ to connect with New York Cares’ Executive Director, Gary Bagley;
  • Exposure to the strategic objectives of New York Cares, which the Rising Leaders support on several initiatives;
  • Access to a myriad volunteering opportunities in the areas of education, revitalization, and immediate needs;
  • Leadership opportunities as Team Leaders or Site Captains with our various annual events such as the Coat Drive and Winter Wishes;
  • The distinct honor of making an impact on their community while building their own empathy for the New York City community-at-large.

A Few Expectations

  • Pledge a minimum $500 personal financial commitment annually;
  • Raise a minimum of $2,500 per year or secure a minimum of $5,000 worth of inkind donations (inclusive of gifts leveraged by members via event donations, corporate sponsorships, general individual donations, fundraising for New York Cares Day Fall, etc);
  • Attend monthly Committee meetings, typically held on the last Tuesday evening of every month;
  • Bring the New York Cares mission to companies by engaging them in our annual events such as the Coat Drive, Winter Wishes, and New York Cares Days and/or introducing them to our customized corporate programs;
  • Actively participate in New York Cares calendar programs by volunteering on a project of your choosing; and
  • Serve as an ambassador for New York Cares throughout the year

Sign up to join our Rising Leaders Council