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Raj Kannappan

As the director of YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, Raj Kannappan leads the organization’s efforts to educate and inspire students to advance free market ideas among their peers. His focus is growing the share of young people who adopt the free enterprise philosophy—through free market student conferences and seminars, campus lectures, and digital […]

Patrick X. Coyle

Patrick Coyle is the vice president for Young America’s Foundation and executive director of Young Americans for Freedom. Human Events named Patrick as one of the top ten young conservative activists in the nation, citing his success in reaching hundreds of thousands of students by sending high profile conservative speakers to college campuses. He is […]

Governor Scott Walker

The Occupy Movement didn’t start on Wall Street. It started in Madison, Wisconsin, when 100,000 protestors descended onto the grounds of the State Capitol soon after Scott Walker took office as Governor. Their goal was to intimidate him and his allies, but he did not back down. He was unintimidated. Scott’s reforms took power from […]

Gabe Rader

Gabe Rader joined YAF’s team as a development officer at the Foundation’s national headquarters. Gabe became familiar with and involved with YAF as a student during his sophomore year at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. His first conference was the National Conservative Student Conference that next summer. This conference further evoked his […]

Gabby Dankanich

Gabby Dankanich serves as the Capitol Hill outreach director for Young America’s Foundation, working to advance YAF’s mission on Capitol Hill. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Gabby graduated magna cum laude from The Catholic University of America (CUA), where she studied world politics and theology. Prior to her role as the Capitol Hill outreach director, […]

Victoria Franklin

Victoria Franklin serves as the program assistant for alumni at Young America’s Foundation’s national headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Victoria is originally from San Diego and graduated from The King’s College in New York City with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics in 2022. She was first introduced to Young America’s Foundation by longtime […]

Matthew Scheller

Matthew serves as video editor on the Foundation’s digital team. He is responsible for editing and curating video content across various social media platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  In addition to video editing, Matthew also produces cutting-edge original video content to serve the massive online conservative community that YAF has helped cultivate over the […]

Katie Cupp

Young America’s Foundation is excited to welcome Katie Cupp back to the team as a development officer at our National Headquarters. Katie became involved with YAF as a student after attending the Foundation’s Fall College Retreat during her freshman year. This conference ignited her passion for conservative ideas and inspired her to start the first […]

Michael McGonigle

Michael McGonigle joined YAF’s team as director of public relations. In this role, he handles press while working to maintain and improve YAF’s relationships with key audiences. Michael relocated to northern Virginia from Colorado, where he worked for a major non-profit managing media relations and a team of content producers and journalists. Before moving to […]

William Phillips

Bill joins Young America’s Foundation following a 22-year career at Hillsdale College, where he served as executive director of gift and estate planning. His journey to conservatism began in college in 1980 when he and three other students helped organize a visit by Governor Reagan to visit the Claremont College campus in Southern California. Bill […]

Madeleine Tate

Madeleine Tate joined Young America’s Foundation’s team at our national headquarters as a program assistant for digital media. Before her time at YAF, Madeleine worked in pro-life ministry at a local pregnancy center in Falls Church, Virginia. There she worked as the client services director, counseling women through pregnancy decisions and crisis pregnancies. In addition, […]

Emily Butler

Emily, senior director of marketing and social media. discovered YAF through her experience as the director of marketing at the Daily Wire. While there, she built the company’s social media team and ran all marketing and social media efforts for the Daily Wire hosts’ YAF events, even accompanying Ben Shapiro on his now- famous trip […]

Hunter Morrow

Hunter Morrow serves as a program officer for campus advancement for Young America’s Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa (UI), where he founded the Young Americans for Freedom chapter.  Hunter helped Iowa YAF host influential speakers during his four-year chairmanship at UI, including Bay Buchanan, Elisha Krauss, Burt Folsom, and Vice […]

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