Our archive of newsworthy links, references and information.
WSV ON CNN.
Last Friday, Wall Street Volunteers was featured on CNN.com's Young People Who Rock segment. Click here to see the video!
WALL STREET VOLUNTEERS FEATURED IN DUKE MAGAZINE.
Wall Street Volunteers was featured in a great article in the May/June issue of Duke Magazine. Click here to read:
WSV HOLDS STATE-OF-THE-ORGANIZATION MEETING.
On the evening of April 30th, WSV held a state-of-the-organization meeting, where we reviewed our growth and success over the past two years, and discussed our plans for the future. "The opportunity to increase our social impact is greater than we first realized, and we have to expand our resource base commensurately," stated Josh Tarasoff, Executive Director. WSV announced its plans to secure a stable source of funding and hire its first full-time employee. WSV is also looking to add talented new members to its Executive Team and Corporate Representative Team.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! SUMMER SOIREE TO BENEFIT WSV.
Thursday, June 7th
8 to 11PM
PM Lounge, New York City
Stay tuned for more information to be posted in the next few weeks.
As WSV wraps up our second year as an organization,
we have much to be proud of and even more to look forward to. We've grown from a simple idea - that dedicated young professionals can make a difference in the community - to a network of over 1,700 members and 35 nonprofit partners.
We see enormous opportunities to increase our social impact
by improving our technology, extending our outreach, and building a sense of community among our members. Our team is working diligently to attract stable funding that will enable WSV to hire full-time employees. Until then, we continue to depend on our fundraising events to cover our overhead and make incremental improvements to WSV's infrastructure.
Please save the date,
as we welcome you to join us at our Summer Soirée on June 7, to celebrate our progress and support our future.
WSV HOLDS VOLUNTEER EVENT WITH PETER'S PLACE.
On Saturday, March 10th, we hosted a volunteer event in conjunction with Peter's Place, a 24-hour multi-service center for older and frail homeless New Yorkers. Arriving late morning, we socialized with guests and gained a new perspective on who the homeless are. Throughout the afternoon, volunteers served lunch, ran a BINGO game (complete with prizes!), learned how to play Pinochle, and were simply a listening ear for some of the guests.
The event was a chance for our volunteers to not just spend a few hours giving back to the community, but also to learn more about the challenging homeless issue in the city. Overall, the event was a success for everyone involved, and we thank the members who came out to participate!
WSV FEATURED ON LX TV.
We are proud to announce that our recent
is featured on
(Life/Style Television). Check out the video clip at
. Stay tuned for more volunteer events!
WSV HOLDS VOLUNTEER EVENT WITH HUDSON RIVER PARK.
On November 19, Wall Street Volunteers hosted our first volunteer event, a bulb-planting day at Hudson River Park. We assembled fellow members and friends of Wall Street Volunteers and spent a Saturday together getting our hands dirty, confronting our fear of worms, planting over 10,000 bulbs, and laying the roots for a beautiful spring blossom.
NYC's Lifestyle Television was at the event to film. Check out
to see footage of the event and interviews with WSV members.
WALL STREET VOLUNTEERS RECEIVES 501(C)(3) STATUS.
We are proud to announce that Wall Street Volunteers received 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status from the IRS on August 15, 2006. WSV is grateful to
Weil, Gotshal & Manges for providing pro-bono legal representation in connection with its application. This constitutes a major milestone in WSV's development.
WSV NON-PROFIT PARTNERS JOIN MEMBERS AT SUMMER COOLDOWN.
On Tuesday, August 1, representatives from WSV's non-profit partners joined WSV
members at Home/Guest House for WSV's Summer Cooldown. Guests enjoyed
cocktails while meeting 10 of WSV's most supportive partner
organizations: CityKids Foundation, City Harvest, iMentor, Big Brothers
Big Sisters NYC, JBL, Worldcares Center, Literacy Partners,
International Center, Streetwise Partners, and The Carter Burden Center
for the Aging. To view pictures, visit the "Support WSV" section of
WSV MEMBERS CELEBRATE EARLY PROGRESS AT FIRST ANNUAL WINTER BENEFIT.
Wall Street Volunteers held its first annual Winter Benefit on
February 23rd, 2006, at AER Lounge in New York City's Meatpacking
District. The event was a resounding success and a great way to start
off the new year. Over 600 guests gathered on Thursday night to
celebrate WSV's progress as a young organization, to mingle with
representatives from WSV's non-profit partners, and to have a great
time. WSV thanks its Winter Benefit sponsors, especially presenting
sponsors Essay Solutions and Washington Mutual Bank.
WSV LAUNCH PARTY A SUCCESS.
Wall Street Volunteers held its first fundraising event on Thursday, June 16 at FIZZ in New York City. The sold-out Launch Party was a great success. Over 400 WSV members and friends gathered to celebrate the beginnings of the organization. The crowd was welcomed by Josh Tarasoff, Executive Director of Wall Street Volunteers. Paul Friedman, Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns and Chairman of the Board of CancerCare, and Kristin Kilbourne, Manager of Individual Giving at CancerCare, were guest speakers. Pictures from the event can be viewed
WALL STREET VOLUNTEERS LAUNCHES BETA SITE.
We're happy to welcome you to the Wall Street Volunteers beta trial. Over the next month, we will be working hard to refine and improve our website, using your feedback. We invite you to:
with us. It's fast and free, and will give you access to all of our resources, including volunteer opportunities, the Member Directory, events, and more.
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Tell us what you think by using our
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Thank you for your interest and support. Stay tuned for further developments, and for our upcoming Launch Party.
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT INCLUDES WSV IN VOLUNTEERISM ARTICLE.
Wall Street Volunteers appeared today in US News & World Report's "50 Ways to Fix Your Life" feature. To see the full article, please visit:
LAWYERS ALLIANCE FOR NEW YORK ACCEPTS WALL STREET VOLUNTEERS AS A CLIENT.
The Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY), a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to New York City non-profits, has accepted Wall Street Volunteers (WSV) as a client. As part of its involvement with LANY, New York law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has agreed to provide WSV pro bono legal services, including filing by-laws and obtaining tax-exemption. Josh Tarasoff, Executive Director of WSV, said "We are fortunate and grateful for the generosity of Weil Gotshal and the Lawyers Alliance, and look forward to working with them both."