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 Associate Board 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 $100,000 for our program. Their efforts support one year of programming for more than a dozen 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 $85,000 for our path altering program. AB members promote ticket sales and help secure sponsorships as well as silent auction items.
Since 2004, the Associate Board has raised more than $1 million in support of Summer Search NYC's students, alumni, and program.

why join?

Johnathan Pruzan

"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

Want to join us?

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 contact Anjelica at 212.248.7401 x 112 


Latest News and Events

The #SSSoirée was a success!

Thank you to everyone that attended and contributed toward this very special night. ICYMI - the views were stunning, the signature cockatails were plentiful, and our student speaker, Lesly, moved everyone in the audience with her remarkable story. Thank you Associate Board and friends for helping Summer Search raised more than $130,000 for our program!  

Check out the photos on our facebook page.


Leadership committee

         Karina Saltman

Hilary Lindemann, Co-Chair

Vice President, General Atlantic

Deanna DeChirico, Co-Chair

Associate, capital dynamics
         Johnathan Pruzan

Jenni Humes, Interim Co-Chair and Special Events Chair

Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Laural Simeon, Engagement Chair

Senior Manager, FILA online
         Karina Saltman

Robert Cortes, Recruitment Chair

Senior Analyst, E&Y

Abe Arambolo, Barclays*
Chris Barrand, Level Equity
Nora Carroll, Hall Capital
Thomas Cassidy, High Road Capital Partners
Ethan Cohen, Electus
Meg Conrad, FORT, LP
Robert Cortes, Ernst & Young
Deanna DeChirico, Capital Dynamics
Mike Drittel, General Atlantic
Desirée Flores, The Estée Lauder Companies
Brandon Fried, JPMorgan Chase
Erica Friedman, Calvin Klein
Sean Hogan, JPMorgan Chase
Jenni Humes, JPMorgan Chase
Jhonarri Jimenez, TerraForm Power*
Freddie Joyner, Thomson Reuters*
Tom Leineweber, Skadden
Hilary Lindemann, General Atlantic
Kate Magilligan, Northern Trust
Diana Marko, HBO
Greg Painvin, JMC Family Investments
Rafael Payano, Morgan Stanley*
Laura Rivero, Parella Weinberg
Akiem Rose, Ernst & Young
Xavier Sanchez De Carmona, The Estée Lauder Companies
Lindsey Segal, Avenues
Laural Simeon, FILA
Christian Stanco, Seaport Global Securities LLC
Mauricio Ubillus, The Estée Lauder Companies
Allison Wedeward, Pantheon Ventures
Rainbow Wong, JPMorgan Chase*

*Summer Search Alumni