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The Young Friends of Tufts Advancement (YFTA) is a Shared Interest Group of Tufts University Alumni Association comprised of alumni volunteers who graduated in the past ten years who are committed to remaining connected to Tufts, their fellow alumni, and giving back to the university. The mission of the YFTA board is to strengthen young alumni engagement and provide a platform through which we can develop sustainable practices to grow in our reach and strategies. Founded shortly after graduation by two 2003 Tufts alumni, YFTA now consists of over thirty volunteer committee members from graduating years 2004 to 2014 in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC.  For more information on how to become a part of YFTA, please email Elizabeth Siegle at elizabeth.siegle@gmail.com  or Kate Worrall at kathryn.a.worrall@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events:


YFTA Boston 3rd Annual Bash:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Granary Tavern

170 Milk Street

Boston, MA 02109

YFTA NYC 10th Annual Bash:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

M1-5 Lounge

52 Walker Street

New York City, NY 10013

YFTA DC 4th Annual Bash:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten

1216 18th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

Why I give...
"I give to support Tufts' goal of having a need-blind admissions policy."

                        - Max, A03

(Tell us why you give and we'll use it to help motivate others!)

YFTA's Recent Stats (more coming soon!):

  • In 2012, as a result of YFTA events and outreach, 225 young alumni in NYC and DC gave $34,338.
  • Over 300 Jumbos attended YFTA events in 2012.
  • We expanded to DC in 2012 and Boston in 2013.
  • We make sure to thank our donors at each event with a special Tufts gift. Make a gift before the event or at the event to receive your’s!

Giving back to Tufts:

Make a gift to Tufts now at http://giving.tufts.edu/givenow6

Want to give but can't pay now? Make a pledge. Email Alexandra Hyde of the Tufts Fund at alexandra.hyde@tufts.edu

Want to learn more before you give? Email a committee member and talk about it today! See the contacts tab or email everyone at

If you’re not located in Boston, NYC or DC and would like to volunteer to engage fellow Tufts young alumni, contact Alexandra Hyde, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at alexandra.hyde@tufts.edu

Alumni Relations Contact: Jonathan Kaplan at jonathan.kaplan@tufts.edu

Tufts Fund Contact: Alexandra Hyde at alexandra.hyde@tufts.edu