Who We Are

Co-founder Alex Price had the seed of philanthropy take root at a young age. His dad, Billy, would take him to soup kitchens to help feed the homeless and, despite the family's modest means, provided a full Christmas meal for a needy family every holiday season.

Tragically, Billy Price died of a heart attack in 2005. The following year, Alex, with the help of nycTIES co-founders Mathew Farkash, Bharani Rajakumar, and Danielle Bridie, held a charity benefit for the American Heart Association to commemorate his father's passing, raising $10,000. Through its success, Alex realized the potential philanthropic power a collection of young, eager, New York City professionals could wield - nycTIES was born.

Today, nycTIES has grown to have a dual purpose.  We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to give back to the community and social events for those looking to expand their network of peers. 

Each calendar year, nycTIES selects one charity organization to partner with.  We aim to select a charity partner that our members can truly work with hand in hand, to help impact our community in a meaningful and positive way.

Our Team

The Leadership Team of nycTIES consists of an impressive group of individuals with diverse backgrounds, educations, and professions who execute our mission. If you are interested in joining a team, please contact the a member of our leadership team.

Sameer Shah   President

Sameer Shah


2017/2018 Cohort

Recruitment/Member Relations

Contact: nycTIES.MemberRelations@gmail.com

Glue, baby, glue!  We help everyone stick together.  First, we recruit new members and tell them about our exceptional organization #blessed. Then, we create smaller socials where newer members can start connecting. Lastly, we complete the circle by facilitating interactions and connections within the member body so that all the great members of our organization stick together.


Ania Pierre-Louis


Occupation: Haitian-Creole Interpreter

About Ania...

- Loves drinking wine

- Enjoys reading and listening to music

- Aspiring entrepreuneur



Contact: nycTIES.Events@gmail.com

In addition to giving back to our community, the nycTIES mission also includes building connections between young professionals. From professional networking, to fun social activities, to fundraising for our charity partners, the Events team makes it happen! If you're creative, energetic, organized and can throw a great party, there's a spot for you on our team.


Kerry Lang

Occupation: Sales Planner

About Kerry...

- Grew up in New Jersey

- Went to Trinity College

- Loves to go to the beach


Katherine Prizeman

Occupation: Political Affairs

About Katherine...

- Proud auntie to 3 nieces/2 nephews

- Plays clarinet

- Is a Spanish/French speaker


Contact: nycTIES.Communications@gmail.com

Are you an Instagram aficionado? A compulsive tweeter? Fluent in #hashtags or wonderful with words? Then the Communications team wants YOU! The Communications team is responsible for delivering news and updates to nycTIES members through our monthly e-newsletter and featured email blasts. We also promote our organization and activities publicly through our website and social media channels. Join us if you're excited about TIES and eager to get the word out about all of the great stuff we've got going on!

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Alli Greco

Occupation: Book Editor

About Alli:

- Avid library- and museum-goer

- Has visited 5 foreign countries

- A sushi and happy hour enthusiast


Tiffany Patterson

Occupation: High School English Teacher

About Tiffany:

- Loves going to brunch

- Studied abroad in Spain

- A Netflix enthusiast

Charity Management

Contact: nycTIES.CharityManagement@gmail.com

Charity Management is the heartbeat of nycTIES. If you're creative, interested in strategic partnerships and developing impact-focused programming, this is the team for you. Planning our monthly volunteer events, connecting with our nonprofit partner and furthering the mission of NYC's greatest organizations are this team's top priorities. No event planning experience is necessary, just passion and big ideas!


Bianca Ambrosio

Occupation: Writer

About Bianca...

- A writer

- A trained dancer

- Loves comedy


Alyssa Lipshultz

Occupation: Analyst (Economic Consulting)

About Alyssa..

- Loves the beach, hiking, sports (though she dislikes running!)

 - Enjoys board games, eating adventures, and shows

Fundraising/Business Development



Our mission is to establish ties between young professionals and the NYC community through networking and volunteering.




Our vision is for young professionals to consistently engage with their community, by donating their time and skills, while creating lasting relationships.