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City Year Red Jacket Society

City Year’s Red Jacket Society is a community of philanthropic individuals and families who believe in the power of the red jacket.  Red Jacket Society commitments of $10,000 or more directly make possible the work of City Year AmeriCorps members each and every day.

Red Jacket Society members believe that the red jacket is more than a uniform: it’s a little bit of magic. It brings hope and inspiration, caring and support. The red jacket means help is on the way.


Red Jacket Society membership benefits include:

  • A City Year jacket (with support for three consecutive years or a multi-year pledge)
  • Special invitations to local and national events
  • Personalized updates from a City Year AmeriCorps Ambassador
  • Recognition in national and local City Year materials
  • Quarterly Red Jacket Society communications
  • Exclusive opportunities to visit schools and see City Year AmeriCorps members in action
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunities to engage with a specific City Year Team. Platinum Supporter Patch on team members' jackets (Platinum Only)


  • $100,000 and above – Platinum
  • $50,000 – Gold
  • $25,000 – Silver
  • $10,000 – Bronze 

For more information about the Red Jacket Society, please visit or contact Nina Barker Blain, Senior Director of Major Gifts at at