Yellowstone Park Foundation Young Patrons Benefit

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Avenue @116 10th Ave
AFTER PARTY: Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street @ 11pm

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Yellowstone National Park’s Young Patrons program will host the Yellowstone Park Foundation Young Patrons Benefit on Thursday, November 3rd.

Jacqueline Rooney, a longtime member of YPF’s Advisory Council and corporate communications manager at Facebook, Inc. spearheaded the initiative to create a Young Patrons Board. Rooney, along with new Board members Arielle Patrick, a Group Manager at Weber Shandwick, and Alice Ryan, a Director at KBS (kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners), will host the Young Patrons gala benefit in New York City on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

The event will take place at Avenue New York (116 10th Avenue) from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., with an after-party at Happy Ending NYC (302 Broome Street). The evening is being underwritten by sponsors, including TAO Group, DJ Theory, Stella Artois, Punzoné Organic Vodka, Archer Roose.

This marks YPF’s second annual benefit. Patrick, Rooney and Ryan hosted the first annual event in October 2015 at New York’s historic Bowery Hotel, drawing donations from over 300 guests and corporate sponsors.

Interested donors may purchase tickets at, or visit the Young Patrons Facebook page for more information:

About the Yellowstone Park Foundation

The Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF) has served as Yellowstone National Park’s official fundraising partner since 1996. Its mission is to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources, and the visitor experience of the Park. YPF has raised more than $100 million, and funded more than 325 important projects and initiatives since 1996 that include wildlife research, cutthroat trout restoration, trail maintenance, and youth education. For more information, please go to

The Yellowstone Park Foundation is currently in the process of merging with the park’s nonprofit education partner, the Yellowstone Association (YA). This will be an exciting new chapter in both organizations’ successful histories. Together, YPF and YA ( can connect more people to Yellowstone National Park through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment.