Inspiration through Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership

As accomplished, visionary, and philanthropic alumni, the Young Global Leaders (YGL) demonstrate a willingness to serve the Northeastern community, as well as the world around them.

Members of the Young Global Leaders are expected to make an annual leadership gift during each year of their YGL term and promote the philanthropic support of Northeastern to others.

are culturally and geographically represented in members of the YGL, who are charged with the unique responsibility of advancing and fostering Northeastern’s connections around the globe.

Did you know?

The YGL Fund impacts programs such as Mosaic, Immigrant Justice Clinic, global co-ops, and more. 

Last year the YGL Fund helped cover a trip for six NUSL students to volunteer at the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center.

YGL members act as advisors to Northeastern’s senior leadership on a variety of issues and opportunities related to the university’s international presence and activities.

Appointed members receive professional and personal opportunities to engage directly with the visionary leadership of Northeastern University, including President Joseph E. Aoun.

YGL members support the area of the university that means the most to them—from scholarships to research, from the arts to athletics—and continue their shared legacy of innovation, entrepreneurship, and service to society.

The annual Global Leadership Summit serves as a platform for lifelong and shared learning through professional workshops and social interactions with fellow members and influential business and university leaders. 

Gifts of any size to any fund matter—and 100 percent of your gift goes to the fund(s) of your choice!

GIVE NOW using the Young Global Leaders website.

And remember, no matter which area of Northeastern you choose to support, all gifts count toward the Experience Powered by Northeastern campaign!

YGL Stories

The World's Oceans are in Peril. This Northeastern Graduate Wants Generation Z to Care.

Kendrick founded Ocean Generation in 2016 to help young people better understand the problems plaguing the world’s oceans. Over the past two years, she has worked with a fishing community in Haiti, a group of students in Saint Lucia, and other island communities to help them cope with the challenges posed by overfishing, plastic pollution, and climate change.

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How a Disrupter Transformed Thailand's Used Car Industry Almost Overnight

Imagine that within six months of starting your first job out of college, you’re the big guy. The head honcho. The one in charge of running the show. And not just any show, but a multimillion-dollar business.   

That’s what happened to Manit Ghogar.

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This Indoor Farmer Markets Sustainability

Zameli leads a team of four at a facility on Northeastern’s campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, where they’ve created three large indoor farms of varying sizes that, he says, can produce “300 times more than the yield per square foot of a normal farm.”

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They Couldn't Find Anything to Wear in New Dehli. So They Launched a Fashion Line

Aashray Thatai and Ashish Gurnani were frustrated. They were each working full time in professional settings near New Delhi, and couldn’t find clothes that were stylish, affordable, and appropriate both for work and dinner afterward. So, they created their own.

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