Celebrating 25 Years

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November 9, 2015

This year, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is proud to celebrate 25 years of building and unifying a youth mentoring movement. On November 9, 2015 in New York City, we honored MENTOR co-founders Geoffrey T. Boisi and Raymond G. Chambers and commemorated a quarter century of milestones and achievements in the youth mentoring field.

Through the generous support of those committed to helping America’s young people, $2 million was raised to continue fueling the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships nationwide. We were also privileged to enjoy a special performance by jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, whose mentoring relationship was powerfully featured in the Quincy Jones documentary, Keep On Keepin’ On.

Hosted by award-winning journalist, philanthropist and mentor Soledad O’Brien, the event brought together nearly 400 attendees including MENTOR’s Legends of Mentoring and Founder’s Circle, two groups of individuals who have made tremendous contributions through their expertise, influence, and long-standing dedication to helping ensure we meet the mentoring needs of all of our nation’s young people.​

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Geoffrey T. Boisi

Raymond G. Chambers

When MENTOR was founded, approximately 300,000 young people who were at risk for falling off track were in structured mentoring relationships.

4.5 million young people

who are at risk will find the support they need in a structured mentoring relationship while they are growing up.

This short film tells the story of our collective movement – history, goals, and our vision for the future. Take a look to understand our journey, see the impact we have had, and learn what you can do to support the next 25 years of our work.


Your Support

Contributions made in support of 25 years of the mentoring movement will help MENTOR to:

MENTOR Affiliates

We thank the following supporters for their generous contributions to the mentoring movement:


Crimson Lion

Blenheim Capital Management, LLC
Rene and Geoffrey Boisi
Nancy Altobello
The MCJ Amelior Foundation





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Tom and Andy Mendell
Nancy and Alan Schwartz


Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Barbara and Mark Boisi
Deloitte LLP
Alex and Mark Green
The Healey Family Foundation and The O’Toole Family Foundation
The Lynch Foundation
The Marc Haas Foundation
Mustang Leadership Partners, LLC
Ron and Kathryn Shapiro


Linda E. Johnson
John and Linda Powers


Fidelity Investments
FTI Consulting
Goldman Sachs
Linda and Fred Gluck
Highland Street Foundation
Mrs. Susan Karches and Mr. Thomas Owens
Eric and Julie Mangini
Katy Hollister and Brad Miller
John and Anne McNulty
Richard and Ronay Menschel
The Pershing Square Foundation
Jean Rhodes and K. Dane Wittrup
David and Kristin Shapiro
Mr. and Mrs. James Stern
Walsh Family Fund
Kim and Finn Wentworth


Nina and Ken Brody
Dee and Kevin Conway
Leon and Toby Cooperman
James E. Duffy and Julie N. Baker
Indian Harbor LLC
Carole King and Chip Burke
Carol and Sandy Krieger
Mary Margaret & Wesley Lang
Vincent and Anne Mai
Melvin & Company LLC
Perspecta Trust
Lyn M. Ross
Dorothea Schlosser
Susie and Buford Scott
Shawn Warren and William C. Crowley
Mrs. John L. Weinberg
Kathryn and Allen Williamson
Judy and Fred Wilpon Foundation
The Zimmel Family Foundation
Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation


Nancy and Robert S. Blank
Joan S. Brennan
Maura and Tim Costello
David A. Coulter
Elisabeth Fontenelli
Friends of the Children
Gen II Fund Services, LLC
Kirsten Schubauer Heinemann
Brian Moynihan and Susan Berry
Nancy and Morris W. Offit
William E. Simon Foundation

*Contributor list current as of 11/17/2015