Education: Yale College
Bio: Johnny Scafidi currently serves as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations for Dwight Hall at Yale, Center for Public Service and Social Justice. Now in his 17th year at Dwight Hall, Johnny is responsible for fundraising, grant-writing, and alumni engagement for the organization. In his previous role as Program Director, he advised Yale College students from 90 student-run organizations in program design, implementation, and evaluation while working with community members, representatives from non-governmental organizations, staff from public agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure that student initiatives are aligned with community needs. Johnny graduated with a BA from Yale College and, while an undergraduate, was one of the founding members of Community Health Educators which has since become a national model that provides health education to teenagers in school districts that lack formal health education curricula. Johnny resides in Guilford, CT with his spouse (who also works in the non-profit sector) and three children, aged 10, 8, and 5. He is proud to claim Clifton, NJ as his hometown and credits his involvement as a youth in a Teaneck, NJ family-run business as his most formative educational experience.
Other Distinctions: Board secretary for Liberty Community Services, Board President for the Edith B. Jackson Childcare Program
Contact Me About: Fundraising, Alumni engagement, Opportunities in New Haven, Yale history