Become a YANA Member!

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YANA is entirely volunteer-led, and relies on the generosity of its members and those who believe in social good to support its inspiring programs.

Membership Benefits

As a YANA Member, you will:

  • Gain access to exclusive, members-only events and professional development programming (e.g., our upcoming dinner & cocktails event at New Leaf Restaurant in New York)
  • Register early and receive discounted admission to YANA events;
  • Submit content to be considered for the YANA newsletter and website;
  • Nominate a Yale-affiliated nonprofit for Spotlight profile consideration;
  • Join and support a community of change-makers.
*$5/month is the minimum gift level to maintain your annual YANA membership

Giving to YANA

Monthly YANA membership levels are described below. YANA Members are invited to make an increased contribution towards YANA's General Operations or the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship (see details below). All contributed amounts above the Friend level will be applied towards the program you select.

  • Friend – $5/month
  • Advocate – $10/month
  • Patron – $25/month
  • Innovator – $50/month
  • Leader – $100/month
  • Game Changer – $500/month

About YANA

YANA is a 501 (c)(3), founded in 2011 by Ken Inadomi, a graduate of Yale College and 2017 Yale Medal Recipient. We have grown into a network of over 5,000, spanning 8 chapters on 3 continents: from New Haven, CT to New Delhi, India. And we are proud to have been awarded an unprecedented 6 consecutive Excellence Awards from the Yale Board of Governors.

We estimate that at least 2 out of every 3 Yale graduates are involved in social impact — whether they're board members, executive directors, practitioners, or volunteers — representing a population of over 110,000 alumni around the world.

YANA's motto is "working together, giving back, changing lives"; and we envision a global community that engages all alumni and friends of Yale in advancing social change.

YANA also welcomes and relies heavily on support from Friends of Yale. YANA Membership, and all of our events, are open to both alumni and friends.

YANA's programs include the Monthly Spotlight Series; numerous panel discussions and educational forums; the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship; and the Yale Community Connect volunteer program. YANA also produces a global newsletter, as well as events throughout the year across all Chapters -- including panels and presentations featuring industry experts covering the latest social impact issues.

We are always open to collaborations with other nonprofits, social impact organizations, and alumni associations.

YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship

The YANA Summer Fellowship is designed to reduce the barriers for Yale students of limited financial means to pursue careers in the social sector and for common good. Summer internships in this field are often unpaid, limited to only a few locations in the country, or lack the experienced mentorship needed to make a student's passion a viable career track.

YANA has partnered with Dwight Hall to create the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship, which helps Yale students who receive financial aid and who have a demonstrated commitment to the social impact sector by providing them with financial assistance during their summer internship, introducing them to the YANA alumni network, and providing mentoring, training and other assistance.

Donations to YANA and in support of this program will allow us to fulfill our goal to support more students going forward.

Please visit our website, for more information.

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