Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Rising Leaders Council

A vibrant council of young professionals and philanthropists

New York Cares Rising Leaders Volunteer Project

Committed to New York Cares’ mission of meeting pressing community needs by mobilizing volunteers and donors in New York City, the Rising Leaders spearhead volunteer projects as team leaders, paint murals in city schools at New York Cares Day Fall, turn a night on the town into a successful fundraiser and connect their friends as networking extraordinaires. Raising more than $150,000 every year, this dedicated group ranks among New York Cares’ largest supporters.

This dynamic group includes the who’s who of young professionals and are our personal heroes. They commit their time, talent, and treasure to impact 400,000+ disadvantaged New Yorkers every year.

That’s right, the Rising Leaders work hard, play hard, and fundraise hard. Supporting an incredible cause and enjoying a fun-filled night? You better be there.

Curious about who our Rising Leaders are? Thought you’d never ask. I’m sure we’re going to be great friends.

A subcommittee of the RLC, the Friends Committee hosts semi-annual happy hours you won't want to miss.

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