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Celebrate National Mentoring Month

2015 Mentor’s Day @ Big Apple Circus

Every year for January the National Mentoring Month, we look for donors who will sponsor our mentor/mentee pairs to an event that we host to celebrate their mentoring relationships. In January 2015, our sponsors brought 250 mentors and mentees to the Big Apple Circus for a night of clowning around. For some mentor and mentees, it was their first time ever going to the circus! 

See a news footage of this event here: Mentoring Goes to the Circus

Big Apple Circus


Mentoring’s Night Out: In Memory of Luke Boisi



June 22, 2017, 7-10PM @ The Bowery Hotel


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About Mentoring's Night Out:

Mentor New York is excited to host this event for the 14th year on June 22, 2017 at The Bowery Hotel. The event runs from 7pm-10pm with an open bar, hors d'oeuvre, live DJ, and a silent auction. Mentoring's Night Out gathers several hundred young professionals for a night of celebration and recognition of the importance of mentoring. In the last fourteen years, almost 3,200 people have celebrated with us raising close to $700,000.

Previously known as the Luke Boisi Memorial Benefit, Mentoring's Night Out is an unique event that raises awareness about the importance of mentoring and celebrates the vibrant life of Luke Boisi who tragically passed away at the age of 21. Luke was the brother of Zachary Boisi, the former Director of Mentor New York, and the son of Geoffrey Boisi, the founder of MENTOR - the National Mentoring Partnership. 


Mentoring's Night Out is our biggest fundraiser of the year in NYC. This year, our goal is to raise $120,000 for the mission of increasing the number of youth with mentors and the number of safe and effective mentoring programs around New York State. Every year, our Young Professional's Advisory Board and the Host Committee has been a huge help in planning this event and bringing people together. 


Hosted by: Young Professionals Advisory Board

Emily Lang & Morgan Slade


Emily Lang is a Director of Business Development at Wealth-X. In 2011 Emily graduated from Duke University where she was a member of the varsity swim team and the founder of a microfinance project in Kenya, Pads for Progress. Upon graduating, she leveraged her experience in microfinance and joined the Citigroup analyst program in New York City. In this rotational program, Emily rotated between the securities and cash sides of the business eventually landing in a position to help develop mobile banking apps and innovative technologies for Fortune 500 corporate clients.


Aside from her work with Wealth-X, Emily is a member of the DukeEngage National Advisory Board, the Chair of the Young Professional Advisory Board for Mentor Partnership of New York, an active volunteer for Student-Sponsors Partnerships and a member of the New York Young Alumni Development Committee for Duke.


Morgan Slade is currently a Senior Marketing Manager at Wealth-X in New York. Prior to joining Wealth-X, she held marketing positions at U.S. Trust and Sotheby’s, focusing primarily on digital content and distribution.


She joined the Mentor New York Young Professional Advisory Board in 2016, and is excited to serve as co-Chair along with Emily Lang.


Morgan graduated in 2013 from Bucknell University magna cum laude with majors in Art History and Italian Studies 

Committee Members: 

Allison Banhazl is an Assistant Principal at an elementary school on Long Island, NY. Prior to becoming an administrator, Ms. Banhazl was a 5th grade teacher in Brooklyn, NY with the NYCDOE. In both positions, she has initiated and implemented student support programs during the school day, as well as afterschool. She has an advanced certificate in Educational Leadership, a Masters in Special Education from Hunter College and a B.A. in Education from Loyola University in Maryland.


Ms. Banhazl recognizes the importance of mentoring and the difference it can make in a young person’s life. While teaching, she participated in the SCO Family Dynamics Youth mentoring program as a mentor to a young adult.  In her current positon, she has embraced the role of mentor each and every day. These experiences have further inspired Ms Banhazl to expand her involvement with Mentor NY and champion their cause. Ms Banhazl joins the Mentor NY YPAB for her second year.



Zach Boisi is the Chief Customer Officer at Lotame Solutions, responsible for overseeing all aspects of client implementation, management and success as well as maximizing client adoption, engagement, usage, retention and growth at Lotame. Prior to joining Lotame, Boisi was Client Services Director for newBrandAnalytics (nBA), a provider of Social Market Intelligence. Boisi also held principal positions in Affiliate Sales & Marketing and Organizational Strategy & Optimization at Network Solutions, and several leadership positions at Sears Holdings Corporation including Chief of Staff, Director of Talent Development and Innovation Associate for the company’s Senior Leadership Program. Boisi received his BA in American Studies from Yale University and his MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.  He currently serves as the inaugural Chairman of the Board for Nourish Now, a non-profit organization that tackles hunger issues, and is a Co-Founder of the Young Professional Advisory Board for the Mentoring Partnership of New York.


Spencer Ingle is an Associate at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) in the firm’s Client and Partner Group. He has been involved in KKR’s global capital raising activities in co-invest equity syndications and currently works as a product specialist focused on North American private equity as well as energy and infrastructure. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Ingle was an analyst and associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in its Debt Private Placements and Equity Capital Markets groups, where he was involved in a variety of capital raising and advisory assignments across industries. He holds an A.B. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is a volunteer and junior board member of Harlem Academy and Mentor New York and was a 10K Club fundraiser / participant in the 2016 New York Decathlon benefiting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Kate O’Connor is from New Vernon, New Jersey and attended college at Boston College where she studied Communications.  After graduating Kate moved to New York City and started working in Media Planning at Ogilvy and Mather.  Kate works solely on the IBM account and helps support the Watson advertising initiatives.  Kate joined the Young Professionals Advisory Board in 2017 and is excited to be a part of this great cause.




Jason Pelletier graduated from Yale University in 2011, where he was a member of the football team. In New Haven, he grew close connections with two mentees through involvement in the mentoring programs Best Buddies and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Professionally, Jason previously worked in finance for five years at Nomura Securities. Currently, he is working at a sports startup in Manhattan.


Patrick Sullivan is an advisor at Merrill Lynch in the Private Banking group. This is his first year serving on the YPB mentor board, though he has supported the organization for 2 years.


Patrick grew up in Madison, NJ, where he attended Delbarton high school. He then went on to Hamilton College where he received a Bachelor of Arts. During his time at Hamilton, Patrick played on the varsity basketball team. Patrick was named rookie of the year and player of the year while serving as the team’s captain in each of his junior and senior years. After graduation, Patrick played professional basketball in Galway, Ireland, for the Moycullen Basketball Club on its Superleague team. He led the league in scoring and was top 5 in rebounding. While overseas, Patrick also coached the U12 boys team, who under his leadership went on to win the Galway county tournament.  Patrick currently lives in Tribeca with his fiancé, Jennifer Lang.


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Nicole White is a Client Associate for KGT Wealth Advisors. She joined UBS Private Wealth Management and moved to New York City in July 2016. Prior to joining UBS, Nicole worked for NewStar Capital (formerly FOC Partners), a private alternative asset management firm in Boston, MA. Nicole received a B.A. in Applied Psychology, with a  concentration in Business, and a minor in English from Boston College. Nicole joined the Young Professionals Advisory Board in 2017, and is thrilled to work with the board to increase awareness of mentoring opportunities throughout New York City. Her additional volunteer work consists of being an active member on the planning committee for the Push For Entrepreneurship fundraiser, where 100% of funds raised are donated to The Connecticut Invention Convention. 



John Boisi



Patrick Sedden

Host Committee Members:

Jeff Anderson

Laura Antonacci

Shane Bannon

Tyler Blot

Jakki Bruscino

Sean Byrne

Mark Coscia

Darius Dale

Kevin Doyle

Lindsey Ebeling 

Renee Fisher

Kevin Fodor

Mie Graham

Melissa Hellem

Hank Klehm

Elise Lang

Nicole Malanga

Giovanna Marmo

Jon Mattern

Erin Moran

Nicholas Moseley

Kelly di Palma

Katie Parsels

Theresa Pinto

Kirk Porter

Bridget Slade

Jacob Stoller

Jana Weinstein

Dinoe Wilson