General Updates

December 1, 2021

The AYF seeks Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee members

At the American Youth Foundation, we believe that we are all responsible for building equitable community. Our organization’s work is to amplify the voice of …

November 19, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Ambrean Ford, LLMSW

Ambrean Ford had never heard of the American Youth Foundation or Miniwanca when she accepted a job as a Girls Camp cabin leader in 2016. …

November 15, 2021

Join the AYF on Nov. 30 for Giving Tuesday

Join the Giving Tuesday movement Tuesday, Nov. 30 and help a young person experience the life-changing power of an AYF program. Every child deserves the …

October 26, 2021

Liz Marshall is named AYF Vice President

The American Youth Foundation recently named a new vice president: longtime staff member Liz Marshall. Marshall most recently served as Senior Director of Advancement, and …

September 22, 2021

Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament raises thousands for AYF scholarships

Dozens of golfers and volunteers were on hand for an afternoon of sport and fun at the recent Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, as …

August 17, 2021

The AYF welcomes new board chair DD Danforth-Burlin

The American Youth Foundation turns the page to a new chapter this month as it transitions to new board leadership. After nearly 20 years of …

Campers in a circle

July 17, 2021

Effervescent Sparks

Three weeks ago, Camp Miniwanca sprang to life after 18 months of cocooning and the first missed summer in almost 100 years. The sacred spaces …

July 6, 2021

A Golden Day

After the Polar Bears went for a dip, a golden Miniwanca day began with a morning stretch that included learning the dance moves to the …

Molly Mulcahy, Alumni and Community Relations Director

June 24, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Molly Mulcahy

Molly Mulcahy meets a lot of fascinating people in her role as the Alumni and Community Relations Director. She spends her days connecting with and …

Lisa Boucher

March 23, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Boucher

If you’re a Merrowvista camper parent, you’ve probably had a conversation or two with Lisa Boucher. Boucher started at Merrowvista in 1996 as a receptionist, …

Cover image Conversation Circles

February 25, 2021

Conversation Circles Invite Challenge and Growth

Five Saturdays beginning March 13, 2021 Beginning this spring, AYF’s Summer Seminars for Women will offer a series of small group conversation circles. Using The …

January 20, 2021

Navigate your 2022 with YearCompass

We invite you to join us for a virtual experience that will bring intention to your new year, called the YearCompass. Originating over a decade ago …

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