Champions Network of Young Professionals
Young professionals with a vision

Has sport and play had a meaningful impact in your life? Were some of your first and biggest role models Olympians and sports heroes? Are you looking for a cause that resonates? If your answer is yes, Right To Play’s Champions Network of Young Professionals may be for you!

Right To Play’s Champions Network of Young Professionals (CNYP) is a group of young leaders with a passion for Right To Play’s mission—to educate and empower children facing adversity through the transformative power of play and sport. The CNYP contributes to the U.S. Champions program’s overarching objectives and fundraising goals by hosting several awareness and fundraising events throughout the year including panel discussions, happy hours, online fundraising campaigns, spin-raisers, and more.


Get Involved!

The CNYP is open to all young professionals who reside in the New York Metropolitan area and have a passion for the mission and the growth of Right To Play. Our members proudly reflect diversity of age, gender, ethnicity, professional sector, and background. To join the CNYP as a general member, click here.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive special pricing on tickets for select Champion and CNYP events
  • Join a community of like-minded young professionals in New York City with a common interest in supporting Right To Play’s mission and global programs
  • Enjoy networking opportunities with fellow CNYP members and extended networks
  • Receive CNYP emails with information about upcoming events, campaign highlights, Right To Play program updates, and more

Membership Responsibilities

  • Make a tax-deductible annual gift of $60 to Right To Play USA
  • Attend CNYP events and/or fundraise to help contribute to annual CNYP fundraising goals
  • Promote awareness of Right To Play and its mission among young professionals in NYC
  • Act as an ambassador for Right To Play and be an advocate of sport for development

The Impact of Your Contribution

Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn to create better futures, while driving lasting social change in 18 countries each week.  By becoming a Champions Network of Young Professionals (CNYP) member and making an annual contribution of $60, you can enable one child to take part in weekly play-based activities for one year.  Sign up today to join the 14,400 local volunteer Coaches, 600 international staff members, 300 Olympic and professional Athlete Ambassadors, and thousands of supporters worldwide who are a part of the Right To Play community.


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CNYP Executive Committee

Brandon Cohen (Chair)
Major League Baseball

Greg Diddel (Vice Chair)
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Anand Cherukuri
Partners Group

Pete Gordon

Karl Hantho 
Credit Suisse

Jason Hochstrasser
Morgan Stanley

Joshua G. Holmes 
New York City Department of Education

Jeff Karas
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Isabel King 
UCLA Anderson School of Management 

Gwendolyn La Fantasie
Advertising Research Foundation

Joseph Notarfrancesco
Morgan Stanley

Jesse Silvertown 
Ernst & Young

Manu Singh
Korn Ferry

Ashley Solm​er
Soho and TriBeca Grand Hotels

Want to Learn More About the Champions Network of Young Professionals​​?
For more information, please contact Brandon Parkes, at​ or +1 (646) 790-2804.​