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Youth Board

The Youth Board is a philanthropy and leadership program open to students ages 13 to 18.

  • FY17 Youth Board

  • Youth Board 2014

  • Youth Board

  • Youth Board

Started in 2009 with 11 incredible young leaders and philanthropists from throughout the Bay Area, the Youth Board is modeled after our Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC), now in its 8th year of providing leadership and support to Make-A-Wish®. Youth Board is for students in the Greater Bay Area who want to support Make-A-Wish by actively fundraising, participating in leadership opportunities, and spreading awareness of the Foundation to peers. It is meant to inspire the next generation of YPAC members as these students grow into young philanthropists and involved members of their community. Children are at the heart of Make-A-Wish and it is our goal to have students as advocates for a mission that supports their peers. Youth Board will creatively fundraise in a kid-friendly way, share ideas to get kids involved and give members the opportunity to learn from a network of mentors and community leaders.

Recruitment for FY17 is currently closed and FY18 recruitment will begin in the summer of 2017. Please email Jen Wilson at jwilson[at]sfwish.org to be included in the FY18 recruitment list.



2016-2017 Youth Board Members

Board Officers

Ryan Fischbach, Chair, Menlo School 
Jericho Rajninger, Events Chair, Redwood High School 
Tomi Rajninger, Fundraising Chair, Redwood High School 
Simran Mallik, Secretary, Saratoga High School 

Board Members

Aasim Yahya, Concord High School
Anne Lavelle, Sacred Heart Prep
Ariana Davis, Chico State
Audrey Price, Campolindo High School
Campbell Clark, San Francisco University High School
Faraz Fardi, Leland High School
Jonathan Oberempt, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School
Kathleen Narloch, Northgate High School
Nicholas Norcia, Leigh High School
Nicolette Karp, Jewish Community High School
Sarah Banholzer, Amador Valley High School
Shanie Roth, Lick-Wilmerding High School
Sophia Chupein, Drew School Sophie White Menlo School
Zoe Neuschatz, Lowell High School


Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
55 Hawthorne Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 982-9474