YR Alumni

YR Alumni Network, Inc.

Nearly 1.5 Million Americans have belonged to Young Republicans since its founding, including some of the most influential persons in politics and government today. The YR Alumni Network, Inc. was founded in 2006 on the 70th Anniversary of the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF). Its purpose is to link intersecting circles of YR Alumni across generational and geographic lines for their mutual benefit, and to honor our deceased leaders and special friends through the endowment of leadership development scholarships and educational programs in their name.  Current YR Alumni include seven sitting Governors, six sitting U.S. Senators, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, former Directors of both the FBI and the CIA and hundreds of other elected and appointed officials as well as community leaders.

Membership-levels

Life Members make a one-time contribution of $1,000 and are entitled to all privileges including serving on the Board of Directors & Nominations Committee and are invited to participate in private functions with prominent leaders and event speakers. Special events such as the Alumni Roundup at the Reagan Ranch will never be “sold-out” for Life-Members or excluded based space-limitations. In addition to Special Recognition at all YR Alumni Network events, Life Members will be provided a printed Commemorative Edition Alumni Directory with historical information about the YRs, a special members’ Lapel Pin as well as the YR Alumni Network Newsletter. Life Members receive preferred seating at special events, their names will be prominently displayed at special events. Life Members will be prominently listed on the stationary used for correspondence to important officials. Advertisements placed in specialty publications will prominently list the Life Members. The names of Life Members will be listed on a special page in the Commemorative Edition of the Alumni Directory. Life Members will receive complimentary admission [or spouses free] to special events.*

Team Leaders make an annual contribution of $500, and are entitled to invitations to join private functions with prominent leaders. In addition to Special Recognition at all YR Alumni Network events, Team Leaders will be provided a printed Commemorative Edition Alumni Directory with historical information about the YRs, a special members’ Lapel Pin as well as the YR Alumni Network Newsletter. Team Leaders will be prominently displayed at special events and listed on the stationary used for correspondence to important officials. The names of Team Leaders will be listed on a special page in the Commemorative Edition of the Alumni Directory.

Caucus Chairs make an annual contribution of $250, and are entitled to participate in meetings with prominent leaders. In addition to guaranteed participation in all YR Alumni Network events, Caucus Chairs will be provided a Name-Badge identifying their top YR offices and years, a printed Commemorative Edition Alumni Directory with historical information about the YRs, a special members’ Lapel Pin as well as the YR Alumni Network Newsletter. Caucus Chairs will be prominently listed on displays at special events and listed on the stationary used for correspondence to important officials. The names of Caucus Chairs will be listed on a special page in the Commemorative Edition of the Alumni Directory.

Chairman’s Circle members make an annual contribution of $100, and will receive Special Recognition at all YR Alumni Network events. In addition, Caucus Chairs will be provided a Name-Badge identifying their top YR offices and years, a printed Commemorative Edition Alumni Directory with historical information about the YRs, a special members’ Lapel Pin as well as the YR Alumni Network Newsletter.

Regular National/State Chapter Members pay annual Dues of $45 to the YR Alumni Network which includes an annual $15 dues payment shared with their State Chapter and $5 per year to the Scholarship Fund. Regular members will receive website-access to the Membership Directory, a special members’ Lapel Pin at YR Alumni Network events as well as an electronic version of the YR Alumni Network Newsletter.

Scholarship Contributions

The Alumni Scholarship Fund is supported by your generous contributions made to the YR Alumni Network A general contribution to the Scholarship Fund helps to support the current generation by providing for a young political leader to be sent to a training opportunity at the YRLC, Leadership Institute, Federalist Society, Fund for America’s Studies, or other suitable opportunities.   Dedicated Scholarship Fund contributions honor fallen YR leaders: Lee Atwater, F. Clifton White, Richard Jacobs and Audrey Merkin, as well as deceased YRNF Chairmen. Contributions to the YR Alumni Network Scholarship Fund are also raised by authorized State Chapters and allocated to benefit the State of its origination.  

Legal Information and Disclaimers

Membership dues cover Alumni Network expenses to enlarge and develop the general membership base by acquisition of YR Board lists, data-processing, commercial search programs and membership solicitations. Dues are expected to be tax-deductible retroactively to the date at which the YR Alumni Network, Inc. filed its application (12/29/06). Event costs are primarily funded by ticket costs and occasionally supplemented by fundraising and dues contributions made to the YR Alumni Network, Inc. Annual reports of tax deductibility and expenses are available by contacting the YR-AN offices directly and requesting a copy of our public documentation.

*Complimentary Admission does not include charging for actual costs of events.