The New Door Ambassadors Council is a passionate group of professionals committed to increasing awareness of New Door’s mission throughout the Bay Area. Ambassador Council members are committed to utilizing their professional skills and networks to amplify New Door’s operational efficacy, community-building, and fundraising initiatives. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Service: Consistently attend, evangel, and volunteer at New Door events and youth activities (skill-building workshops, tutoring, etc) on a regular cadence.
  • Leadership: Spearhead and collaborate on new means of reaching more youth, partners, and donors (e.g., selfless celebrations, group in-kind donations, home fundraisers).
  • Teamwork: Collaborate with Council leadership, fellow council members,  and New Door Ventures’ staff to facilitate consistent, ongoing feedback.  
  • Functional expertise: Drive positive results within your committee demonstrating strong technical proficiencies and knowledge in your committee’s area of expertise. 
  • Creativity  & Innovation: Generate novel ideas and develop or improve existing and new systems that challenges the status quo, takes risks, and encourages innovation. 

The Council is committed to ensuring that all members have the resources and tools to succeed in furthering New Door’s mission, including access to workshops, materials, and coaching to learn the ins and outs of the organization and best practices on fundraising. Regular check-ins with council leadership and New Door Staff to facilitate consistent, ongoing feedback.

Membership Requirements:

  • Financial commitment:  Members are expected to contribute at least $1,000 to New Door annually, with the expectation that >$500 comes through fundraising.  On average, Ambassadors raise about $3000/year.
  • Time Commitment: Members are encouraged to participate in as many New Door activities, meetings, and events as possible, with a time commitment averaging about 1.5 hours a month and at least one youth-related activity per year. 
  • Terms:  Members are asked to serve 1-year terms.  There are no term limits.

About Ambassador Council Committees

For individuals with the desire to further their impact at New Door, we offer roles on four Ambassador Council Committees:

  • The Volunteerism Committee focuses on scaling New Door’s impact through the power of volunteers.  This committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining volunteers, matching project needs and objectives to specific types of volunteers, and managing our volunteer workforce (including database, fingerprinting, and training). 
  • The Development and Marketing Committee focuses on growing and engaging a diverse network of donors and growing total funds raised through the Ambassador’s Council.  Specifically, this committee leads fundraising campaigns, establishing corporate giving partnerships, and most importantly, equips the broader Ambassadors Council with the resources and coaching to be effective fundraisers themselves.  
  • The Program Committee focuses on serving New Door youth, and the staff that lead the youth programs.  Specifically, this committee analyzes, proposes, and leads initiatives that grow our youth employment network, increase internship success for youth and employers, and enhance our series of skill-building workshops.  
  • The Governance Committee focuses on scaling the impact of the Ambassadors Council as a strategic arm of New Door Ventures.  This includes supporting the other committees, as well as strategic planning, goal setting, recruiting, and organizational health.

Joining a committee provides the opportunity to directly influence New Door’s operations and enhance program efficiency. .

Ready to become a New Door Ambassador? Email Joanna Reilly for more information and to receive an application.

New Door Ambassadors Council

  • Kathleen Vignos, Board Liaison
  • Alyssa Taylor
    Recharge Payments
  • Alden Seabolt
  • Andrew Jitratanajinda
    Top Tier Capital Partners
  • Andrew Mattingly
  • Audrey Crouse
    Orange Coast College
  • Chihuei Liu
  • Evan Akbari
  • Greg Matthews
    Anacapa Partners
  • Lillian Chen
    Blue Shield of California
  • Lillian Seu
    Vir Biotechnology
  • John Desmond
  • Kevin Ith
  • Meital Rosenberg
    Hirsch & Associates
  • Mike Shwe
  • Rafikah Halim
  • Sabeeha Islam
    Munich Re Ventures
  • Shalinee Thakur
    Independent Consultant
  • Terrell Holmes
    The Good Org
  • Tyler Connolly
    Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation