1986 Society

Become a YLC Sustainer and join our 1986 Society monthly giving program.

the Crescent City Connection bridge has lights brightening it at dusk

1986. Top Gun ruled the box office and Dionne Warwick and Friends “That’s What Friends are For” dominated the airwaves.

In New Orleans, a group of young professionals from three major political campaigns joined together to create a nonpartisan nonprofit that would leave a big mark on the Crescent City. Their first challenge? Raising $500,000 to install lights on the Mississippi River Bridge, now known as the Crescent City Connection.

For over three decades, young professionals have sought out YLC. They create and manage community projects that improve the quality of living. They build relationships with community leaders, allowing them to impart change in all corners of the Greater New Orleans region. And through it all, they’re proud to call New Orleans home.


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Sustainer Benefits

  • Treats your giving to YLC as a subscription – automate your payment to deduct from your checking account monthly!

  • Receive official New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home sustainer package

  • Invitations to exclusive 1986 Society events

  • Receive the YLC’s Monthly Newsletter


What is the recommended contribution amount?

As a part of our 1986 Society, we ask you to make at least a $19.86 monthly donation to YLC. If you have served in a YLC leadership role, we encourage you to make a donation honoring your year(s) of service (ie. $20.10 for serving as a board member in 2010).

Is my pledge contribution tax-deductible?

Yes, your contribution to YLC is fully tax-deductible minus the fair market (retail) value of any thank you gifts you receive. Please consult your tax advisor with questions about the tax-deductible portion of your donation.

My employer participates in the employee matching gift program. How do I enroll?

You may be able to double your donation to YLC. Please ask your employer whether they have a Corporate Matching Gifts program. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, YLC is eligible for these programs. Send a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department along with your membership contribution to:

PO Box 56909
New Orleans, LA, 70156

What is the best way to contact YLC?

For any questions or additional information, please contact our Executive Director, Lindsey Jakiel Diulus (Board of Directors, 2014-2017) at lindsey@ylcnola.org