Friends of YAI
The Friends of YAI membership program was created to give family members and other supporters the opportunity to get more involved with fundraising initiatives, as well as local, state and federal advocacy. YAI’s success is built on partnerships. We partner with government, the private sector, the people we serve and their families to ensure that the organization is strong and vibrant.
Throughout the year, Friends of YAI members participate in fundraising through appeals and a number of events, including the Central Park Challenge, an annual Gala, our Family Dinner Dance and a golf tournament. These events raise funds and create awareness of what people with disabilities can achieve with the right support. Click here to learn more about our fundraising events.
YAI Network relies heavily on government for funding for nearly all of our programs. Active involvement in YAI advocacy efforts is essential in order to maintain those funds. Occasionally, we alert Friends of YAI members to important issues and ask them to reach out to their local representatives in the city, state or federal government. Click here to learn more about our advocacy efforts.
Benefits of Membership:
Joining the Friends of YAI will make you a stronger partner with the agency, allowing you more direct access to information. Your annual membership fee provides you with the following:
- Access to discounts on products and services from YAI Advantage vendors
- Advance notice of events, including seminars and conferences
- Free admission to many seminars and conferences
- Information on advocacy, including access to advocacy training and organized advocacy efforts
- Up-to-date information on family support services and recreational activities
Membership Fee: $25 per person
Become a Friend of YAI by printing this form, filling it out and mailing or faxing it back to us.
If you have any questions or want more information, contact Alice Hunt at 212-273-6518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.