We are a group of young people working to drive social change
by supporting exciting, early-stage
Helen works for Behaviour Change, a not for profit social enterprise that helps people do the right thing and change behaviour for good. She wanted to get involved in social change even outside of work and that was when she discovered YFN through the LSE network. Inspired by YFN’s unique ability to support people with great ideas that can make a real, tangible difference to society, she joined the team in 2016.
An advertising exec working at Wieden+Kennedy, Will was nagged into coming to a Young Funding Network event by his flatmate (and former committee member) George 3 years ago and has stuck around ever since. Like George, he specialises in making a fool of himself with a microphone in his hand in order to raise as much cash as possible for our fabulous projects.
Jennie first came to YFN whilst working at a maternal health charity in 2014. She loved it so much that she not only joined the YFN committee, but also started working at The Funding Network as International and Finance Coordinator. She now helps to run the YFN events both as a volunteer and as part of her day-job, working on event logistics, building partnership and supporting our brilliant projects to flourish..
Hannah first became involved in YFN in 2012, organising a partnership event with the LSE, and has been volunteering on the committee ever since. She helps with selecting the amazing charities who come to pitch on the night, as well as logistics and introducing the projects and their speakers at the event. Outside of YFN, Hannah works in Finance at Goldman Sachs after graduating from the LSE in 2014.
As the Volunteer Centre Coordinator at LSE, Gabriella helped organise the YFN @ LSE event in February 2017 and loved it so much that she decided to stay involved. Gabriella helps spreading the word about YFN to get amazing projects on board as well as a great crowd.
Marian's first contact with YFN was during her time on Year Here, a postgraduate programme in social entrepreneurship. Now as a Business + Technology Associate at GSK, she recently became a volunteer with YFN as a means to stay connected to her passion for exciting projects that benefit the local community. As a struggling comedian in her spare time, Marian has also thoroughly enjoyed supporting Will in the role of compere.
As one of the original organisers of TFN Belfast, Bryony saw first-hand how amazing live crowdfunding events can be as an audience member and for the charities that benefit. After moving to London, she joined the YFN committee and uses her skills from her day job at a family collective of philanthropic foundations to select and promote the new and innovative social action projects we fund.
UK Ops Manager at The Funding Network, Karen got roped into YFN through her day job in 2011 but loves that YFN is accessible to anyone who wants to give. No longer what you might class as a ‘young’ person, she still hangs around in the background and puts her organisational skills to good use by preparing the projects, doing the numbers and making sure your donations go the good causes as quickly as possible.
Felicity attended her first Funding Network event 2 years ago when working in a small charity. Feeling totally inspired by the event, she quickly offered to volunteer with the Young Funding Network. She works in External Affairs at the Institute of Fundraising and promotes YFN’s wonderful events on social media.