Support YLC

The Young Leadership Council offers a wide array of opportunities to give, with a donation option to match your unique situation. Thank you in advance for supporting the development of the future leaders of New Orleans!

Credit Card

Click HERE to send a one-time or re-occurring gift via credit card. Click HERE to support our 2022 year-end giving campaign and access our peer-to-peer fundraising pages.

You can also donate via Venmo and Paypal

By Phone or Check 

Donations can be made over the phone by calling Director of Operations Karin Curley at 504-218-5687. Donation checks can be made payable to The Young Leadership Council and mailed to P.O BOX 56909 New Orleans, LA, 70156. You may note the specific purpose of your gift on the memo line of your check.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Check with your employer today about matching gifts.

Qualified Retirement Plans and Life Insurance

Name YLC as a beneficiary of part or all of your IRA, employer sponsored retirement plan, or life insurance policy. This could result in estate tax savings and, in the case of IRA or other retirement plan benefits, income tax savings as well.

You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as YLC without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of any value $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit and you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference for YLC! This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

The following information may be necessary for this gift option –

Legal Name: Young Leadership Council, Inc
Address: 1840 Euterpe St. New Orleans, LA 70113
Federal Tax ID Number: 58-7118004


Leave a bequest to YLC in your will. Charitable bequests are deductible for estate tax purposes and can be structured in many ways. Click here for sample bequest language.

Gifts of Stock

Your gift of stock can be transferred to YLC by providing the following transfer instructions to your broker:

DTC Eligible Securities DTC# 0221
For credit to account #: NR25254
Donor Name: [your name]

To help us track your securities transfer in a timely manner, please inform the Executive Director by email at, of the stock you intend to transfer, the purpose of your gift, and your broker’s name and phone number, if applicable.

Once your stock donation is validated, UBS Bank will send you a receipt for your gift. 

Crypto Currency

YLC accepts gifts in 40 cryptocurrencies. We partner with Engiven to accept our cryptocurrency donations. Cryptocurrency gifts qualify for an income tax deduction for its fair market value, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) with a five-year carryover. If you have held your cryptocurrency for more than a year, you also avoid the capital gains tax you would have paid if you sold it.

Thanks to our partnership with Engiven, crypto donation has never been easier or more secure. Every change of crypto into USD is validated and managed by the Gemini Platform. Once the donation is approved Engiven sends an 8282 tax form.

Click HERE to donate crypto currency.


YLC works with Engiven Foundation to identify your NFT network. To donate an NFT, please contact YLC Executive Director Camille Sumner at


One of the easiest ways to support YLC – at no cost to you! When shopping via Amazon, you can designate The Young Leadership Council, Inc. as your selected charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to YLC. You must shop via or enable AmazonSmile in your Amazon Shopping app. For more info, click here.


Why Give?

In 1986, 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 (spoiler: they succeeded!).

In the nearly four decades since, young professionals continue to seek 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. 

YLC has recently expanded our donation options, so that all of YLC supporters can find a way to leave their mark.


What if I want to support a specific project or initiative?

Your donation, of any type, can be attributed directly to any one of our community projects, programs and initiatives, if you so choose. You can designate this on your check or reach out to us anytime with this information. You may also visit the individual project pages for links to donate directly to that project via credit card.

Is my 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.