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Youth Board

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

  • FY 18-19 Youth Board

  • Youth Board

  • Youth Board

  • Youth Board

  • Youth Board

  • 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) and now in its 9th year of providing leadership and support to Make-A-Wish®. The 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.

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Please download the application below to get started. 

Download 2019-2020 Youth Board Application

Download Fact Sheet

2018-2019 Youth Board Members

Board Officers

Shanie Roth, Co-Chair, Lick-Wilmerding High School
Simran Mallik, Co-Chair, Saratoga High School
Brandon Pride, Events/Fundraising, Valley Christian High School
Cailey Tennyson, Secretary, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School
Maya Druch, Social Co-Chair, Lowell High School
Sasha Ryu, Social Co-Chair, Los Gatos High School

Board Members

Milan Alas, Napa Valley Community College
Sarah Banholzer, Amador Valley High School
Jenna Bao, Evergreen Valley High School
Julian Benesch, Westmont High School
Samuel Benesch, Fusion Academy Los Gatos
Shraddha Bhonsle, American High School
Mahek Bhora, Mission San Jose High School
Allison Bradley, Burlingame High School
Aarushi Buddhavarapu, Fremont High School
Baylor Hofmann, Los Altos High School
Grady Hofmann, Los Altos High School
Gabriela Hochster, Piedmont High School
Matthew Ilg, San Rafael High School
Zachary Lachance, Lick-Wilmerding High School
Rachel Lakowsky, Brandeis School
Miles Lang, Mountain View High School
Isabella LeKander, Cardinal Newman High School
Adina Levin, Campolindo High School
Margaret Lonergan, Bishop O'Dowd
Anastacia Loukianoff, Bishop O'Dowd
Angelina Louie, Campolindo High School
Jasmine Munoz, Moreau Catholic High School
Rylee O'Mara, Montgomery High School
Alexander Ruppe, Maria Carrillo High School
Trisha Sengupta, Lynbrook High School
Kiana Sezawar, James Denman Middle School
Sara Vargas, Bishop O'Dowd
Thresiamma Vazhaeparambil, The Harker School
Aarushi Wadhwa, Westmont High School
Mason Wellbeloved, San Rafael High School

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474