Donors and Giving

Become a Monthly Donor with a recurring gift at the level that is right for you. Monthly donors help sustain a necessary funding flow throughout the year that supports our programs and service in schools. 

Send in a donation by mail:   

City Year Boston 
Attention: Jana Rayfield Magnus 
287 Columbus Ave. 
Boston, MA 02116 

If you are interested in making a donation through a donor advised fund, stock, wire transfer or have general questions about a recent donation you have made, please contact Jana Rayfield Magnus at jrayfield@cityyear.org or (617) 927-2337.  

Ways to Get Involved 

If you'd like to get involved with any of the below initiatives, please contact Erina Colombo at ecolombo1@cityyear.org or (617) 927-2581. 

Red Jacket Society

Seven Generations Board

Women's Leadership Network

Ambassador Circle

Alumni

Boston Marathon

Service and Volunteering

Events


The Red Jacket Society is a community of philanthropic individuals and families who believe in the power of the red jacket. Red Jacket Society members donate $10,000 or more annually and receive special invitations to local and national events, personalized updates from an AmeriCorps member, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Learn more here.

The City Year Boston Seven Generations Board is a volunteer group of motivated citizens of Greater Boston, who are committed to supporting and promoting City Year Boston and its corps members, as well as national service as a whole. Members serve as beacons in the Boston community who “shine a light” by being advocates and champions for citizen service and equity in education. Members gather once a year for an annual meeting, and plug in to various volunteer and social events throughout the year, all designed around supporting the service of our City Year AmeriCorps members.  

The Women's Leadership Network (WLN) is a new giving society for women leaders in Boston who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more. Members are invited to City Year’s community and service events as well as exclusive WLN-only events, which provide opportunities for members to network with each other and connect with City Year Boston's work in a variety of ways. Learn more about the Women's Leadership Network opportunities here.

The Ambassador Circle is a volunteer group of socially conscious and motivated young professionals who are committed to advancing the mission and values of City Year. Members will have the opportunity to connect with peers, engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities, and develop leadership skills, while making a positive impact on our community and the students of Boston. Exclusive engagement opportunities include access to special events, networking opportunities with City Year Board leadership, school-based volunteer projects, and professional development programming.  

Alumni: Are you an alumni community member looking to build your "leadership after City Year?" Start by updating your profile to receive timely updates on corps happenings and invitation to events and alumni-specific initiatives. If you're interested in joining our dynamic Alumni Board or one of three committees who lead on relationship-building within the alumni community, reach out to Ela Bajus, ebajus@cityyear.org.

Boston MarathonPlease contact us if you would like to join our John Hancock Nonprofit Program Boston Marathon team to run the Boston Marathon while supporting student success and City Year's AmeriCorps members. 

Service and Volunteering: Service opportunities include mentoring, physical service at Boston Public Schools, report card conferencing, and more.

Events

City Year Boston hosts several fundraising events throughout the year: breakfasts, receptions, and our annual Starry Night Gala in May. These events include dynamic corps member speakers who share moving stories about their service with students in schools. Individuals who are interested in a leadership role can reach out to us to learn more about serving as a Vice Chair on our Event Committees. To learn more, visit our events page. Here is a brief rundown of our annual events: 

Starry Night 
May
City Year’s annual gala, a night of celebration and inspiration. 
 
Corps Graduation
June
Join friends and family to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of our corps of City Year Boston AmeriCorps members. 

Red Jacket Weekend 
September 
City Year's signature service event, Red Jacket Weekend is a high-energy weekend celebrating the idealism of our AmeriCorps members and our collective City Year Boston community as we kick off the school year. Activities include is an Alumni and Leadership Reception, Opening Ceremony, Service Day, and more. 
 
Women’s Leadership Breakfast 
October 
Powerful female leaders in the greater Boston community join together to raise funds in support of City Year’s mission to keep students in school and on track to graduate and to learn how their investment makes a difference.  
 
Thanksgiving Service Day 
November 
Hundreds of volunteers and City Year Boston AmeriCorps members gather to celebrate what we are thankful for by giving back to our schools and community partners.  
 
Investment Community Breakfast 
December
Join City Year Boston and members of the private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and investment management sectors to learn more about the impact we are having on student performance and how your investment can ensure improved educational opportunities and outcomes for more Boston students.

Legal Community Breakfast 
March
Join a dynamic group of 400 legal professionals representing more than 100 companies while investing in Boston’s next generation of leaders.