The Young Professionals NYC Chapter of The B+ Foundation®


Who We Are

The Young Professionals NYC Chapter of The B+ Foundation was founded in 2013 with a goal of supporting the mission of The B+ Foundation in the New York metro area. We are committed to bringing young people together to further raise awareness and money to fund critical childhood cancer research and assist families of kids with cancer nationwide. We do this by:


Did you know less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s annual cancer research budget is allocated to childhood cancer research? Our goal is to share the stories that inspire change.

Special Events

From our annual gala to baseball games, our goals are to engage, educated, and – most importantly – have a great time. Check out the photos from some of our latest events.

2019 Cocktail Party | Photo Booth

2018 Cocktail Party

2017 Night at the Mets

Be Positive!

Our goal is to “Live Like Andrew” – have fun, set goals and try our best, show affection, and be comfortable with ourselves.

Meet The Team

The NYC Chapter of The B+ Foundation is comprised of young professionals volunteering their time and talent to The B+ Foundation. The group was started when like-minded individuals who had passion and a desire to fight childhood cancer joined together to help the kids. If you are interested in getting in touch or joining the board, fill out the form below!


Carly Bergstein

Carly currently serves full-time as The Program Director for The B+ Foundation. She first got involved with The B+ Foundation through her role as President of Alpha Epsilon Phi at The University of Delaware. She had the idea to bring this group together after founding board member and friend, Rachel Zeiger, inspired her to keep young people involved in the fight against childhood cancer after college!


Spin-A-Thon at The University of Alabama

Julian Craitar

Julian is a graduate of New York University and currently works as an equity research associate at Nomura, which probably has something to do with Bitcoin, but we're not sure.

Stadium Climb at Oregon State University

Michael Dolio

Mike graduated from Villanova University in 2015. He helped organize the inaugural NOVAdance at Villanova in 2014 after meeting Joe the year earlier. Mike recently joined the board and is excited by the opportunity to be involved. He currently works at Cerberus Capital Management in New York.

Quinnipiac’s Bubble Soccer Tournament

Alyssa Fein

Alyssa graduated from NYU in 2016 and will graduate from New York Law School in 2019. She became involved with The B+ Foundation in 2012 when her sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, adopted NYU’s first B+ Hero. Alyssa is currently finishing her last semester of law school and working at the NBA.


Jonathan Ferrer

Jonathan works as a staff accountant in Midtown Manhattan. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and played an integral role in adopting their first B+ Hero. This is his first year working with NYC B+ Chapter.  

Beta Lei at Clemson University

Sarah Hemstock

Sarah first got involved with B+ at NYU where she helped co-found the school's first dance marathon, NYDM, to benefit the foundation. In addition to her roles with NYDM and the BePosNYC committee, Sarah runs with the B+ Running Team each year which coincides with her professional job as Marketing Manager for Men’s Health.


NYU’s 5K

Barry Herbst

Barry Herbst works in real estate and emerging restaurants in New York City. He is recently married!

Fun Run at The University of Buffalo

Dana Krause

Dana is a speech pathologist here in New York City. She first became involved with B+ during her time at NYU. Dana is a lifelong New Yorker!

Cali Leeds

Cali graduated from NYU in May 2019 and is now a preschool teacher! She first became involved with the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation through Delta Phi Epsilon’s participation in New York Dance Marathon. She has served as a B+ Hero Liaison for DPhiE, and Morale Chair and Community Engagement Director for NYDM Executive Board. This is Cali’s first year on the BePosNYC Committee!

Trick-or-Treat Trot at Fordham University

Annie McDonough

Annie has been involved with B+ since 2007, when the Foundation was formed in Andrew McDonough’s honor. This is her first year working with the NYC B+ Chapter. Annie graduated from Colgate University in 2017 and now covers technology and policy as a reporter for City & State Magazine.


Fight Night at The University of Texas

Dan Nuzie

Dan Nuzie works for MetLife. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and a member of Sigma Chi.

The B+ Junior Board’s Bake Sale

Sasha Silber

Sasha first got involved with B+ at Emory University where she led personal fundraisers and then became a part of the B+ group on campus. Sasha is currently in graduate school earning a double masters in Child Development and Social Work. She hopes to become an in-hospital social worker and work with children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. This is her first year working with the B+ NYC Chapter.


Coin Drive for The B+ Foundation

Rachel Zeiger

Rachel graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013. She first got involved with The B+ Foundation at UD through UDance and Alpha Epsilon Phi. Rachel has served on the board since it’s inception 5 years ago. She currently works for L’Oreal and oversees social media and digital strategy for two professional haircare brands.


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