Young Patrons

Young Patrons members

Council Members (left to right): Ryan Cholnoky, Remi Evarts, Bobby Arnot, (Aaron Fossi), Hayden Arnot, William Hayden, John Bailey, Esme Yozell, Roxana Mead, Eliza Ghriskey, Sara Jemison, Lisa Forster, Cameron Ross and Anjelo Austria.
Not pictured: Lily Baker, Lion-Robert Creel, Cecily Waud, Audrey Bird, Allegra Blinken, Sophie Cohen, Molly Hord, Serena Kerrigan, Rachel Keith, Julia Lesh, Tucker McCready, Kate Monahan, William Mixter, and Penn Sednaoui

For more information about the Young Patrons contact:
Aaron Fossi
Director, Individual Philanthropy
Save the Children

Our Mission

The Young Patrons (YP) of Save the Children are young professionals and philanthropic leaders in the New York City metropolitan area who champion the cause of children and actively seek to raise awareness of the challenges that children face around the world. We are dedicated to projects that align with Save the Children’s mission and collectively support the needs of the world's poorest children, with specific focus on education.

Our Focus

Today, an unprecedented number of children are on the move. During any emergency, education is typically the first service interrupted and the last to be restored. The Young Patrons are more committed than ever to making sure that displaced children have rapid access to learning opportunities and a strong start to their own recovery. The Return to Learning Initiative aims to restore learning opportunities for refugee children within 30 days of displacement. With your help, we can ensure that education is a core component of emergency services that all refugee children receive, along with food, water and shelter. We host fundraisers, meetings and events throughout the year with the same goal: to spread the word and commit to transforming the lives of children and the future we share with them.

Our Vision

As Young Patrons, we seek to leverage our collective network and fundraising capabilities to support the cause of opportunity for all children. We’ve dedicated our efforts to Save the Children’s Return to Learning Initiative because we value the significance of a quality, uninterrupted education and look forward to a future where every child in the world has access to such an experience.

Young Patrons Members

Hayden Arnot
Esme Yozell

Bobby Arnot 
John Bailey 
Ryan Cholnoky 
Lion-Robert Creel 
Remi Evarts 
Eliza Ghriskey 
William Hayden 
Cameron Ross 
Cecily Waud

Anjelo Austria 
Audrey Bird 
Allegra Blinken 
Lisa Forster 
Sara Jemison 
Anna Johnston 
Serena Kerrigan 
Rachel Keith 
Julia Lesh 
Tucker McCready 
Roxana Mead 
Kate Monahan 
William Mixter 
Penn Sednaoui 
Jack Kandarian


A 6-year-old laughs as he plays with friends within an Early Childhood Care and Development program in Mali. Photo credit: Victoria Zegler/Save the Children 2018.

March 14, 2019Sip and Shop
The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach, FL

May 18, 2019The Second Annual Young Patrons Gala
583 Park Avenue, New York, NY

September 12, 2019 – Save the Children's Centennial Gala
Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
We invite you to join us as we celebrate a huge milestone of 100 years of progress for the most deprived children in the U.S. and around the world. It will be a spectacular evening and we want you to be a part of it!

For more information or to RSVP please email:

Get Involved

4-year-olds Julisa, left, and Valentina, center, embrace Save the Children staff member Victoria Zeger during a reading club for kindergarden students in the Sonsonate region of El Salvador. Photo credit: Save the Children, July 2018

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For further information about the Young Patrons contact:
Aaron Fossi | Director, Individual Philanthropy
Save the Children | 475-999-3015


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