Gay Young is the vice president of donor services at The New York Community Trust. She helps donors identify and achieve their charitable objectives, authorizes donor-advised grants, reviews potential grantee organizations, and organizes events to inform and cultivate donors and advisors. Prior to joining the Trust, Ms. Young worked as a literary agent for six years and before that as a corporate counsel at various financial services companies, including Merrill Lynch. She is currently a Hudson Guild trustee and previously served on the Community Foundations National Standards Board, and the boards of Philanthropy New York and the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Ms. Young has a bachelor of arts from Wellesley College and a JD from New York University School of Law.