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 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.