Saint Ignatius School Young Professionals Board is a network of young professionals dedicated to supporting SIS’s mission of educating promising children and teenagers from low income, underserved families. Through volunteer activities, social events and networking opportunities, the SIS Young Professionals Board assists the school in cultivating support and philanthropic initiatives. This commitment to St. Ignatius School ensures that each student will be immersed in a rigorous and disciplined program that recognizes each student’s unique gifts, challenges, needs and potential. The YP Board helps cultivate the next generation of leaders committed to St. Ignatius School and serving those in need in the Hunts Point community. For more information, please contact Luis Paez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YP Volunteer in Action
Michael McGilvery has been volunteering with St. Ignatius since 2013, and currently serves on the Young Professionals Board and the Development Committee for the school. He first got involved with the school through the Byrnes family, and helped Elise Byrnes to set up the Saturday afternoon Fun Nights throughout the winter and spring of 2014. He has been active in fundraising for St. Ignatius through the Young Professionals Board, helping to plan bar nights and invite a group of Young Professionals to the Stock Exchange event in May. In the fall of 2014, Michael set up a Saturday morning SAT tutoring program with fellow young professional, John Mitchell, which will run throughout the school year and serve alumni of St. Ignatius that attend high schools throughout the city. Michael lives in the Financial District of Manhattan, works at Nomura Securities as a Global Markets Analyst, and graduated from Georgetown University in 2013. He looks forward to continuing to be active serving the school and it’s alumni, and is already looking forward towards next year’s night at the Stock Exchange!
Mike is an excellent example of our mission in action. Not only is he providing an academic enrichment, but is also serving as a great role model for our students. We are deeply grateful to Mike for volunteering his time!