The Associate Board (AB) is a group of professionals who are committed to supporting Summer Search NYC's life-changing work. Through advocacy, volunteering, and fundraising, this dynamic group helps Summer Search advance the lives of local high school students so they graduate from college ready to successfully enter the workforce and become leaders in our communities. Members of the AB engage and inspire their networks to take action on behalf of New York City's most underserved students.


Associate Board members contribute to Summer Search's much needed work by enhancing our network and advocating on behalf of our remarkable students. Throughout the year, the group meets once a month and volunteer their time and talent in three main areas:
• Advocacy and Fundraising: AB members are go getters. They run, spin, and party to raise awareness and much needed funds for Summer Search. Every year, AB fundraising events generate more than $160,000 for our program. Their efforts support one year of programming for more than 20 students!
• Student Engagement: AB members care about the youth that we serve. They help connect students to internship opportunities and expose them to diverse career opportunities and workplace environments.
• The Annual Soirée: Every fall, the AB hosts a party called the Summer Search Soirée. This year's event brought more than 250 people together and raised more than $150,000 for our path-altering program. AB members promote ticket sales and help secure sponsorships as well as silent auction items.
Since 2004, the AB has raised more than $1 million in support of Summer Search NYC's students, alumni, and program.

why join?

"If you live and work in the NYC area, the Associate Board is a way to invest in your own community. There are so many on-ramps in our lives that we take for granted, and realizing that these pathways are hidden for kids who live 3 miles from your front door is a great motivator to help an organization like Summer Search which is working so effectively to level the playing field."

—Diana Marko, Associate Board Member since 2010


We'd love to have you on the Associate Board!

Members contribute to Summer Search's by fulfilling the following requirements...
1. Raise $1,000 for Summer Search during each year of membership.
2. Attend our annual Soirée in the fall and bring a minimum of 3 guests.
3. Commit to actively participating on the Associate Board for one year and attend monthly meetings and special events to engage with students and other friends of Summer Search.
Please email Justin or call him at 212.248.7401 x 108


Leadership committee

         Karina Saltman

Hilary Lindemann, Co-Chair

Vice President, General Atlantic
         Jenni Humes

Jenni Humes, Interim Co-Chair and Special Events Chair

Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Laural Simeon, Engagement Chair

Senior Director of E-Commerce + Online, FILA

Robert Cortes, Recruitment Chair

Senior Analyst, E&Y

Abe Arambolo, Google*
Chris Barrand, Level Equity
Damla Barrett, Colliers
Charlie Blank, Infor
Mario Cacciola, Jones Day
Thomas Cassidy, High Road Capital Partners
Shuchi Chaturvedi, Shenkman Capital
Carol Clayman, NBC Universal
Robert Cortes, Ernst & Young
Deanna DeChirico, Capital Dynamics
Priyanka Desai, Open Law + Peeps at ConsenSys 
Mike Drittel, General Atlantic
Blair Drossner, Northwood Investors
Michele Drossner, Barclays
Chandler Dutton, Custora
Mark Fleming, Alibaba
Desirée Flores, The Estée Lauder Companies
Jessica Francois, Sanctuary for Families*
Brandon Fried, JPMorgan Chase
Erica Friedman, Calvin Klein
Michael Fries, Hall Capital
Kezia Gibbs, Credit Suisse
Alyse Hampton, JPMorgan Chase
Jenni Humes, JPMorgan Chase
Jhonarri Jimenez, MFA Financial*
Freddie Joyner, Thomson Reuters*
Lison Jullien, Amperity
Sophia Kelley, Teneo
Tom Leineweber, General Assembly 
Hilary Lindemann, General Atlantic
Kate Magilligan, Northern Trust
Cass Meadows, Citi
Susanne Moore, Amicus Investment Holdings
Tondi Mushandu, Meredith Digital
Greg Painvin, JMC Family Investments
Rafael Payano, Morgan Stanley*
Omar Phillips, CenterLine Partners*
Akiem Rose, Ernst & Young
Zeynep Robbins, American Express
Xavier Sanchez De Carmona, The Estée Lauder Companies
Lindsey Segal, Avenues
Laural Simeon, FILA
Kevin Sun, TPG Capital
Nicholas Tunno, EPIC Brokers & Consultants
Mauricio Ubillus, The Estée Lauder Companies
Emily Verklin, MetaProp Ventures
Allison Wedeward, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Bart Witmer, Spencer Stuart

*Summer Search Alumni

Supporting Young People to Thrive.