Young Patrons

Please join the Young Patrons for Christmas drinks and dancing to support
Save the Children's Safe Back to School Program in Lebanon.
Doubles Club, Friday, December 10th, 9 pm to 12 am
Festive Cocktail Attire


Young Patrons members in Lebanon

Young Patrons Committee Members Cecily Waud (left) and Julia Lesh visit with Syrian refugee children enrolled in a Return to Learning program in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.

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

IKEA visiting Save the Children programmes in Vietnam. Photo credit: Dan Sandmoen / Save the Children 2016.

Hayden Arnot
Esme Yozell

Bobby Arnot
John Bailey
Ryan Cholnoky
Remi Evarts
Penn Sednaoui
Cameron Ross
Cecily Waud



Caroline Ashford
Anjelo Austria
Audrey Bird
Allegra Blinken
Lion Creel
Lisa Forster
William Hayden
Sara Jemison
Jack Kandarian
Allie Kenney
Bridges King
Julia Lesh
Tucker McCready 
Kate Monahan
Matt Mullen
William Mixter
Jake Roberts 


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.

December 10, 2021 – Save the Children's Young Patrons' Ball
Doubles Club | NYC | 9:00pm - 12:00am
Join the Young Patrons for Christmas drinks and dancing to support Save the Children's Safe Back to School Program in Lebanon. Festive Cocktail Attire.

May 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Relief Festival
A virtual benefit concert raising funds to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival featured original performances from Andy Grammer, Caroline Jones, David Shaw of the Revivalists, Duncan Sheik, John Reznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, Charity & Matty from The Head and the Heart, Jason Mraz, Jon Batiste, Josh Kelley, LP, Mat Kearney, Matt Nathanson, Morgan Evans, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, members of Ripe, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Cabrera, Smallpools, Trevor Hall, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon, Will Joseph Cook, Yoke Lore. Introducing Alexis Wilkins, Diana DeMuth, John K, Modern Love Child. Viewers had the opportunity to access a live interactive chat as well as donate in real time.

September 12, 2019 – Save the Children's Centennial Gala
Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
We celebrated a huge milestone of 100 years of progress for the most deprived children in the U.S. and around the world. It was a spectacular evening and wanted you to be a part of it!

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

March 14, 2019 – Sip and Shop
The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach, FL | 5:00-8:00pm

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

Follow us and Save the Children on Instagram: @savethechildrenyp | @savethechildren

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


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