Youth Ambassador Association

Youth Ambassadors are a diverse community of committed and inspiring students, ranging from eighth grade to university level, all of whom are also past recipients of the Foundation’s Christian Service Award.

Their commitment to faith and service are guiding principles as they continue their service to our parishes, schools and community, constantly seeking new and effective ways to give back.

YAA Mission: To engage and connect Catholic youth by demonstrating Christ-centered behavior and pioneering the development of young Catholic philanthropic leaders who effect positive change in their schools, parishes and communities.

The YAA was formed in June of 2010 to:

  • Empower youth to make decisions, which will not only benefit themselves but also future generations of CSA winners, community leaders, young philanthropists and other non-profit organizations;
  • Provide a direct line of resources through the Foundation, for example: volunteer opportunities, events, business mentors, nonprofit knowledge, professional development, job/intern opportunities etc;
  • Assist in the development of their understanding of planned and charitable giving;
  • Strengthen the relationships and possibilities of the Foundation’s student cohort and provide an open forum for communication, and;
  • Spread awareness and help cultivate the next generation of Catholic philanthropists.

The YAA meets several times a year and are proactive decision makers in their own volunteerism, fundraising and grant-making efforts.

The Catholic Community Foundation welcomes and applauds the 55 individuals who are members of the YAA and looks forward to updating you on their future accomplishments.

2017 YAA

Executive Officers

  • Lennon Audrain, President
  • John Ferrara, Vice President
  • Matthew Holmes, VP of Social Media
  • Erick Deyden, VP of Membership & Alumni Relations
  • Sara Scheller, Secretary
  • Bryce Owen, Treasurer
  • Hailey Tallman, Immediate Past President
  • Angelica Guyton, Member-at-Large
  • Emily Klein, Member-at-Large
  • Mary Long, Member-at-Large
  • Megan Murphy, Member-at-Large

Board Members

Kaleo Bolosan Alex Fessler Nicole Gehret
Kyle Gunzy AnnaMarie Heslin Katie Holmes
Julia Miller Sebastian Sandoval Matthew Scheller
Gillian Vaughn Rileigh Walsh


Taylor Abeln Axenia Alo Ashley Banaszak
Joseph Barton Sarah Bentzin Tatym Bonheimer
Adam Boyer George Boyer Stephen Buckel
Andrew Cardellini Anthony Cardellini Clare Carlson
Sydney Chavez Grace Clark Alyson Cleland
Caitlin Cordovana Madysen Couture Brooke Czerniski
Molly Donahue Natalie Duque Isaac Faulkner
Jaiden Gatson Paige Gehringer Willie Gerkensmeyer
Harrison Geryk Felicity Hacker Joey Hensel
Bridget Hodges Nicole Jasinski Rachael Jasinski
Bridget Kelly Carson Kurtz Lucy Lawler
Alexis Lopez Lauren Lord Izzy Mancilla
Ryven Mangundayao Michael Minniti Luke Morreale
Brady O'Gara Daniel Petersen Meghan Pipitone
Victoria Ramirez Kelli Rasmussen Sophie Reed
Madison Reinhart Tatiana Rosales Andy Ruiz
Aidan Sanford Allison Scardello Evan Schewbridge
Patrick Schramm Anna Sera Kelly Spinner
Hannah Sullivan Jacob Sullivan Thomas Sullivan
Sophia Sweiss Savannah Wasson Anne (Murphy) Wuycheck