Corporate Partnerships


Why partner with the YAI Network?

The success of the YAI Network depends upon building and maintaining positive relationships throughout the community. By partnering with YAI, corporations can make a real difference in the lives of 20,000 children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities and their families. People with disabilities are not the only ones that will benefit from your company’s involvement – your support can boost company morale, promote team building, strengthen your company’s image and more!

How to Partner

• Become a corporate sponsor and form a team for our Central Park Challenge event: On Saturday, June 7, 2014, more than 12,000 people will participate in our 3K Walk, 5K Run, Play Area and Jr. All-American Races. Corporate sponsors receive exposure to key markets and extensive marketing benefits through our partnership with the media.

• Cause Marketing: Get creative in inviting your customers to support YAI! Successful partnerships include donating a percentage of sales from a product, cash register campaigns, donation jars and round-up your purchase campaigns.

• Lunch and Learn: Invite YAI to come to your office to speak to your employees about services and ways to get involved. Also, be sure your Human Resources department is prepared to direct employees in need of support to YAI.

• Giving: Promote your matching gift program and offer a payroll deduction option for employees to contribute to YAI.

• The Corporate Volunteer Program: Volunteer in a YAI program for the day as an individual or with your colleagues; mentor a person with a disability who is looking for a job; or volunteer at one of our events. Learn more.

To learn more about partnering with the YAI Network or to create a unique partnership with us, please contact Karen Bardavid at 212-273-6256.

Highlights of successful partnerships:


Corporate Sponsorship:

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YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge: In 2013, our Premier Sponsor won the Top Corporate Team for the seventh year in a row, raising nearly $100,000 for the YAI Network!



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YAI Network's annual Staff Award and Recognition Day is made possible by support from Mutual of America.
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