Meet new AYF President Liz Marshall in a city near you

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American Youth Foundation President Liz Marshall is hitting the road this year to meet with AYF supporters across the country at Meet the President events, and she hopes you’ll join her.

“These Meet the President events give me the opportunity to personally connect with our supporters across the country, some of whom haven’t been back to Miniwanca or Merrowvista in years,” she said.

Marshall said she looks forward to sharing more about how the transformative youth development programs in Michigan and New Hampshire have grown and what exciting plans lay ahead for the AYF’s centennial in 2025. It also gives her the chance to hear how the AYF has guided so many throughout their adult lives.

“I’m struck by the passion of our alums who were so moved by the power of their AYF experiences that even decades later, they can recall the people and programs that had a lasting effect on their lives,” she said. “Meeting this diverse group – some with a long history at Miniwanca and Merrowvista, others with a single impactful encounter – is inspiring. I love hearing the stories of how our camps and conferences have shaped their values, given direction to their choices, and enriched their lives.”

In early 2024, Marshall had the chance to gather with supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York City and said she was thrilled to hear how eager people are to celebrate and plan for the AYF’s next 100 years.

“It’s an honor for me to meet such wonderful, supportive people who want to invest in this work and pay it forward to a whole new generation of AYF campers as we prepare to enter AYF’s next century,” she said.

The next cities Marshall will visit are:

• St. Petersburg, Florida: Thursday, April 14 from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Lexington, Massachusetts: Sunday, April. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Oak Park, Illinois: Sunday, May 19 from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Chicago, Illinois: Tuesday, May 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Bloomfield, Michigan: Sunday, June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Los Angeles, California: September 2024 (more information to come)

• San Francisco, California: September 2024 (more information to come)

• Denver, Colorado: Fall 2024 (more information to come)

• Washington, D.C.: Fall 2024 (more information to come)

To join, please RSVP below. These events take place at private homes, and the AYF will email the exact address to guests closer to the event date.