Support MENTOR New York's virtual event!

Now more than ever, we need your support as we work to close the mentoring gap and ensure that all young people in NY have access to safe and caring mentoring relationships. 


Your support is the fuel that propels our work forward allowing our services to reach over 850 mentoring programs across NY state and beyond. We can’t do this without you!

Are you ready to make a difference?


Join MENTOR New York virtually on

September 24, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards presented by JP Morgan Chase will:

  • celebrate outstanding mentors and share their stories

  • showcase our work during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • highlight key work being done to ensure the mentoring movement is more inclusive and equitable 

  • honor the life of Luke Boisi


You can attend the virtual event at no-cost or make a donation that will help in our work to close the mentoring gap in NY.


Everyone who donates will receive a link to attend.

Under unprecedented circumstances, MENTOR New York has adapted to host a virtual event that brings together the best elements of our two annual fundraisers: Mentoring's Night Out in Memory of Luke Boisi and the Mentoring Benefit. 



Amplify the impact of your support by creating a fundraising page to share with your network.


Share your passion for MENTOR New York and mentoring with your friends, family and colleagues. Invite them to our event and/or to donate to help you meet your fundraising goal.


All donations, large or small, take us one step closer to closing the mentoring gap.



Take your support to a new level Event sponsors receive a myriad of benefits including acknowledgement during the virtual program. Review the the sponsorship levels and pick the one that's right for you! 

By eliminating thousands of dollars needed to host a physical event, more of your sponsorship goes directly to the services we provide that enable high-quality and mutually-beneficial relationships.

Contact Jessica Silverstein at any questions.

To pay by check, complete our sponsorship form and mail to: Brenda Jimenez, 225 Saint Pauls Avenue, APT. 14K, Jersey City, NJ 073068



Join us in celebrating Jean Lahage Cohen at the 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards.


Jean has been MENTOR New York’s long-time champion and a true advocate of mentoring for more than 20 years. Serving as the Executive Director for much of that time, Jean has helped move the organization and mentoring movement forward including expanding services to be offered state-wide.

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For over 25 years, MENTOR New York has been the go-to resource for building sustainable and mutually-beneficial mentoring programs.


Generous supporters like you ensure that MENTOR New York is able to:

  • start mentoring programs in schools, community centers, nonprofits, corporations and everywhere else that young people live, learn, work and play.

  • train professionals how to run and expand their mentoring programs to better serve young people.

  • provide no-cost consulting to mentoring program leaders to improve quality and solve challenges.

  • connect professionals from across the mentoring field ​through conferences, round tables and other peer sharing forums.


“MENTOR NY has been able to build up a roster of folks that can share their experiences at this time and that’s been very be able to connect with other people across the region who are engaged in similar work and to be able to learn best practices as well as being able to talk about the similar issues we’re all having.”


- Jared Shortmeier, Admin Director / Program Manager CHIME Administrative Director, Empire State Youth Orchestra 

“Being able to get on the [MENTOR NY] webinars and finding out more information and different ways to keep our mentees and mentors engaged, as well as finding out different resources for us... [MENTOR NY] has helped us evaluate how we can make it more engaging and more fun as well as best practices when it comes to being a virtual program.”

- Stephanie Rivera, Mentoring Program Coordinator, Say Yes Buffalo (left)

- Tereka Baltimore, Scholar Mentoring Supervisor, Say Yes Buffalo (right)


Learn more and ensure that the work continues. Purchase your ticket or make a donation now to the Mentor of the Year Awards!



This event would not be possible without the support of our outstanding JP Morgan Chase Employee Selection Committee, our Board of Directors, our Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) and our generous corporate sponsors. Thank you!

JP Morgan Chase Employee Selection Committee

Thank you to this committee of JP Morgan Chase employees! They generously donated their time and talents to help review all of the mentor nominations and select five winners to be recognized at the 2020 Mentor of the Year Awards.

Shante Blackwell

Consumer & Retail and Real Estate Investment Banking

Deborah Charlemagne

Market Director

Juan Galeano

Associate, Digital Payments Product Manager

Gabriel Godoy

Executive Director, Chase Wealth Management

Bryna Majidi

Market Director Banking

Jahaad Martin

Market Director of Wealth

Lidia Rachkova

Associate, Prime Services, Transition Management

Gladys Sandoval

VP, Branch Manager

Raj (Rajalakshmi) Shiva

VP, Compliance Markets Surveillance

Board of Directors

Vaughn L. McKoy, Chair

Matthew Spero, Vice Chair

Stephen Verrone, Secretary

John Nardulli, Treasurer

Linda Armyn
Doreen Barry-Schneider
Rene Boisi
Pamela Danbusky
Dan Donnelly
Andrea Elder-Howell
Amanda Huang

Robert Salvatico

Steve Santino
David H. Schwartz
Katya Skoufalos
Fred Skolnik

Cristina Vitiello Sheldon
Harris Zakarin
Brian Ziegler

Learn more about our board.

Young Professionals Advisory Board

Morgan Slade, Co-Chair

Nicole White, Co-Chair

Zach Boisi, Co-Founder

Casey Black

John Boisi

Lydia Boisi

Peter Boisi

Ryan Buser

Grace Fallon

Katrina Garry

Evan Grogan

Chelsea Landon

Christine Malhame

Louise Marenakos

Megan McGurk

Kate O'Connor

Perry Polakoff

Kylie Stevens

Learn more about our YPAB.

Corporate Sponsors

Apogee Coaching and Consulting Strategies LLC

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