Year Up's Black Opportunity Alliance

Catalyzing the collective impact of Black philanthropists to cultivate future leaders.

Membership in Year Up's Black Opportunity Alliance is inclusive of those who support and encourage Black, African American, and Pan-African philanthropy and who donate $250+ annually towards Year Up’s mission.

The Alliance hosts members-only local, regional, and national networking events and professional development opportunities, with an emphasis on intergenerational connectedness. By creating meaningful and compelling opportunities to engage a broader audience in philanthropy, we ensure the support system for Opportunity Youth represents individuals and organizations from within their communities.

Your gifts of time, mentorship, and financial investment will have a direct, positive impact on our current students, interns, and alumni. And will, through them, impact families and entire communities.

Black Opportunity Alliance Benefits of Membership


Investment/Membership Levels



Opportunity Drivers (Alumni Only)



Alumni Advocates



Partners for Progress



Advocates for Access



Champions for Careers



Allies for Advancement



BOA (Leadership) Ambassadors

Special Level, Based on relationship with Year Up


Member Benefits

For $100/$250/$500 annual investment from individuals, all members:

  • are recognized in a special Black Opportunity Alliance section in Year Up’s Annual Impact Report
  • receive an emailed quarterly newsletter
  • are invited to engage with local/regional Year Up alumni leadership
  • are invited to a virtual annual fireside chat with BAAPA Donor/Professional
  • receive special invitations to events, volunteer opportunities and graduation ceremonies

Note: Black Opportunity Alliance Member Benefits above + all Opportunity Society Member Benefits apply to $1,000+ donors.




Contact Year Up Investor Relations at or 857.702.0204