Junior Council


The Junior Council (JC) strives to increase visibility and support for New Destiny among young professionals and build the next generation of supporters. JC members are dedicated to furthering New Destiny’s mission of creating long-term safety and stability for low-income families and individuals at risk of domestic violence and homelessness by providing housing and related services.

  • Joanne Schwartzberg, Chair
    (Henry Street Settlement)
  • Nameeta Baxter, Vice Chair & Membership Chair
    (Morgan Stanley)
  • Alyssah Mohammed, Communications & Outreach Chair
    (Allianz Global Investors)
  • Raquel Rivera, Events Chair
  • George Simmons, Development Chair
    (The Trade Desk)
  • Richard Levins
    (Fulcrum Hospitality LLC)
  • Kelsey Platt
    (The Trade Desk, Inc.)
  • Jon Watson
    (Morgan Stanley)

Junior Council Membership

The JC seeks a membership with a diversity of experience, skills, circles of outreach and influence, as well as interest and commitment.

Membership Requirements

We ask that members commit to one calendar year of membership, during which they will also serve on one or more committees (Events, Fundraising, and/or Communications & Outreach). In addition to attending at least 7 of 12 full Junior Council meetings during the year (held the first Sunday of every month at 6 pm), members should meet the minimum attendance requirements established by their respective committee(s). Members are expected to attend New Destiny-sponsored fundraising events, and take a leadership role in planning at least one event per year. In order to experience New Destiny’s inspiring work first-hand and foster a personal connection to its mission, each member is expected to make a site visit to one of the New Destiny housing facilities. Finally, in order to demonstrate personal commitment to New Destiny’s mission, each member will be expected to make a personally meaningful individual financial contribution to the organization.

Have a question about the Junior Council or interested in joining?
Please contact us at: NewDestinyJuniorCouncil@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

READY TO JOIN? Please complete and submit the application below and a Junior Council member will contact you.