Be A Member

Step Up members are women with a passion for empowering girls and a commitment to mentorship. Explore our member levels below and choose which impact level is right for you.

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About Membership

About Membership

Explore our membership levels below and select the investment and impact that’s best for you. With your membership, you will enjoy opportunities to mentor Step Up teens and young women, and have access to programs that inspire continued growth and connections in your own career!

Why Join?

Why Join?

Your membership dues are both an investment in yourself and an investment in the next generation of women leaders. For example, members who join at the Luminary Circle level and commit to donating $1,500 per year are underwriting a semester of after-school career exploration and mentorship programming for one girl. While you’re investing in her future, you’ll be enhancing your own through your participation in Step Up community and network-building programs for members.

How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved

As a member, you’ll want to frequently visit the Step Up calendar to register for upcoming programs that interest you. Also make sure to subscribe to Step Up emails to receive invitations and announcements. Already a member? Step Up invites members to write supportive and motivational messages to our mentees. We look forward to seeing you at a program soon!

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Member Appreciation

Step Up members have a passion for empowering girls and a commitment to mentorship. Luminary Circle members, with their annual gifts of $1,500, represent the cost of funding one teen girl through Step Up's after-school career exploration and mentorship programming for one semester. Members-to-be may find the right membership level for them by looking at the tiered options below:

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Explore our Membership Levels

Sustainer - $10,000

Provides 10 young women with one-on-one career coaching.

Become a Sustainer

Partner - $5,000

Equips a high school partner with Step Up career and peer mentorship curriculum for one year.

Become a Partner

Investor - $2,500

Supports 25 Step Up alumnae with opportunities to participate in networking, access diverse career pipelines and continue the cycle of mentorship by becoming mentors themselves.

Become an Investor

Luminary Circle - $1,500

Underwrite one semester of after-school career exploration and mentorship programming for one teen girl to access meaningful mentoring relationships which will guide them towards their unique goals: first, by identifying those goals and then, in building the roadmap to get there.

Join the Luminary Circle

Visionary - $500

Enables girls’ career exploration through one experiential field trip to a Step Up partner company.

Become a Visionary

Icon - $300

Provide Step Up girls at three schools with the supplies needed to explore career interests, gain exposure to various industries, and begin to build a career path.

Become an Icon

Insider - $99

Increase equitable access to safe and brave mentorship environments where all girls can thrive.

Become an Insider


Will Your Company Match Your Membership Donation?

Many companies have matching gift programs that increase the impact of their employees' charitable gifts.

A dollar-for-dollar match is common, but some companies contribute two or even three dollars for each dollar an employee gives.

Contact your corporate HR department to see if this is available and increase your impact!

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by:

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Step Up Corporate Partnership Opportunities

When you invest in a Step Up corporate partnership, your organization will join fellow Step Up corporate supporters as thought leaders in workforce development and employee engagement. Your team will gain access to year-round membership and volunteer opportunities. Participation introduces Step Up girls to careers in your industry and ignites their confidence in their ability to succeed at work. Virtual and in-person opportunities range from mentorship conferences, career exploration field trips, speaker series, and more! A Step Up staff member serves as point person for your team’s activities. Investment options start at $10,000.

Become a Corporate Partner

Thank You to Our Luminary+ Circle members

Alissa Vradenburg

Amanda Silverman

Amber Cohen

Amy Poehler

Andrya Smith

Angela Elbert

Ann Funai

Anne Herwick

Annie Lukowski

Antonella Pisani

April Carr

Arthur Everett

Ashley Brown

Ashley Kwateng

Baaba Holland

Barbara Marcus

Becky Iliff

Beth Perry

Beth Radichel

Brenda Boone

Brieanne Gershick

Brittany Hveem

Camille Rustia

Carolyn Bernstein

Charity Johns

Celina Blanks

Christy DeMott

Christy Neal

Claire Walters

Clare Ryu Dern

Cori Fernandez

Dania Land

Daniel Fischer

Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

Dawn Kohler

Deborah Thomas

Dinah McLean

Dr. Kimberly Clay

Eliza Howard

Emily Etman

Erin Crawford

Garnesha Ezediaro

Gary Leff

Hadley Rierson

Haley Fisher

Hali Resnick

Heather Collins

Heather Foster

Heidi Lindelof

Helen Textor

Hollis Kazmann

Jan Coonley

Jane Buckingham

Janet Daily

Janet Garrison

Jeanne Elfant Festa

Jenna Karadbil

Jennie Sowers

Jennifer Hochman Urban

Jennifer Kobus

Jenny Dinh Safransky

Jill Manning

Jonathan Batt

Kara Murray

Kayne Popofsky Kramer

Karen Hermellin

Kelsey Rood-Patel

Kim Richardson

Kimberly S. Clay

Kimberly Cockrell

Kira Goldberg

Kristen Spensieri

Lauren Swift

Laurie Spivak

Lawrencina Mason Oramalu

Leila Milano

Leila Shin

Lili Giacobino

Lindsay Partain

Ling Chan

Lisa Hamer

Lisa Ling

Liz Naftali

Liz O'Connor

Maggie Stockdale

Maria Salcedo

Maria Walker

Mariah Brandt

Marie Roman

Marina Cohn

Mary Ellen Cheeseman

Mary Genow

Mary-Helen Galleno

Mashella Holmes

Melanie Barr-Levey

Melanie Neumann

Michael August

Michele Fenice

Minda Harts

Monique Saunders Patrick

Nancy Carell

Nancy Reimann

Naomi Kent

Nichole Thompson

Nyanza Shaw

Peg Rowe

Phoenix Gonzalez

Quincy Evans

Reuven Cohen

Rob Goldenberg

Roseann Abraham

Shannon Carter-Gascon

Shannon Gabor

Shannon Gibbs

Shayna Cook

Stacey Mendoza

Stephanie Streeter

Susan Genco

Susie Lee

Suzanne Lerner

Suzanne Norr

Sylvia James

Taj Zahran

Tamara Bond Beverly

Tara Crimin

Tara Farnsworth

Tiffany Higgins

Tonya Garrett

Vanessa Salinas Beckstrom

Wendy Luckenbill

Yvonne Orji

Zoe Gravitz

Thank You to our Alexa Brandt Luminary Society Members

In honor of the contributions of long-time supporter Alexa Brandt, Step Up launched The Alexa Brandt Step Up Luminary Society in 2024. This community of leadershas demonstrated a commitment to Step Up’s mission of helping all girls define and pursue their dreams of success through service on a Step Up board or sustained membership as a Step Up Luminary Circle member. To learn more about The Alexa Brandt Luminary Society, please contact Jamie at

Alexa Brandt

Aneysha Pearce

Angela Elbert

Beth Perry

Brittany Hveem

Cari Sommer

Carly Cooper

Christy DeMott

Daphne Ortiz

Doris Schwartz

Emily Della Maggiora

Jan Coonley

Jeanne Elfant Festa

Jenna Karadbil

Julie Langdon

Karin Gilford

Kate Casale MacNally

Kathryn McKechnie

Kimberly Buffington Crockrell

Laura Probst

Lawrencina Mason Ormolu

Leila Milano

Lisa Hochberg

Louisa Shipnuck Jones

Margie Moreno

Mariah Brandt

Marta Ferro

Natalie McAdams

Rosabel Tao

Sara Holoubek

Shari Kathe

Tal Gilad

Tamike L. Chambers

Tanya Hekimhan

Todd Kahn

Tracy DeFreitas

Wendi Sturgis

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