Join the Junior Board


The Junior Board is a dynamic group of young professionals and emerging leaders who share an interest in helping the County’s youth.  Working with the Junior Board is a unique opportunity to expand your leadership influence, cultivate new skills, network with new friends and have an impact on the local community.  While the number of open seats on the actual Junior Board is limited each year, we also have many ways to get involved through our Committees as a member of our Junior Board Council.  Please contact us to learn more at juniorboard@fsw.org or contact Amanda Nardozzi, anardozzi@fsw.org.

The Junior Board strives to promote the mission of FSW through educational, fundraising and service initiatives.  One of our largest goals is to provide enrichment opportunities to children and youth in FSW’s programs through our Enrichment Fund.  Several times a year, we award grants to FSW’s youth programs for cultural and educational experiences, such as a trips to the museum, sporting events, or activities to which they may not otherwise be exposed. In addition to fundraising initiatives to support our Enrichment Fund, we also coordinate service projects that allow us to contribute our time to make a difference.  Recent service projects have included reading to children in Head Start classrooms, sorting donated clothing for the Sharing Shelf, and speaking in front of adolescents about our educational and career paths.

Recruiting for the Junior Board happens each Spring when we accept applications for new Board Members.  As we get to know each candidate’s interests and time availability, our goal is to find the best fit for you at this time. We hope that you will share some of your energy, time, and talents with the Junior Board of FSW!

What’s in it for you?

  • Network with other philanthropic individuals who care about the community in which they live
  • Expand your leadership influence
  • Cultivate new skills
  • Attend social events
  • Serve the local community through hands-on volunteer projects
  • To know that what you are doing actually does make a difference to youth and families in need

Board Requirements

  • A passion and commitment to bettering the lives of disadvantaged youth living in Westchester County
  • NO age limit
  • The Junior Board meets about eight times annually on the second Wednesday of the month in White Plains
  • Junior Board members are expected to attend at least four meetings per year
  • Members are required to choose a committee on which to serve: Finance, Events, Volunteerism, Communications, Membership
  • Commitment to a two year term, with option to continue
  • Suggested annual donation to the Junior Board and FSW of $100

About the Junior Board