Henry Young


Henry Young, President

Henry Young is recognized throughout the industry as a results-driven professional with experience in all aspects of fundraising and sales management. He has particular expertise in designing effective organizational and management structures for institutions with substantial capital and endowment needs.

In 1992, Mr. Young set the standard for the American regional theater movement by raising the largest endowment/capital effort of any freestanding theater in the country for The Guthrie Theatre. He gained the attention of The Wall Street Journal for orchestrating the 1976 Brooklyn Academy of Music Flood Emergency Campaign, with Helen Hayes as its chair, in only 16 days.

Mr. Young has provided fundraising and management counsel to chief executives and trustees throughout North America and beyond.  He has provided organizations with strategies for successful board development and large individual gift solicitations, and has designed programs that have helped these organizations raise in excess of $200 million.

Prior to his decision to consult full time, Mr. Young served in the following capacities:

  • Executive Director, Dance Aspen
  • Director of Development, The Breck School
  • Campaign Director, The Guthrie Theatre
  • Executive Director, NY City Center Joffrey Ballet
  • Director of Development, Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • General Manager, Cincinnati Ballet Company
  • Development Manager, New York University’s School of the Arts
Administrative Assistant

Sarah Grayce Barragán has worked with YoungAssociates since 2003 as an assistant researcher and administrative assistant. She has been involved in a variety of projects, including the feasibility assessment of seven Oklahoma City arts agencies funded by the Kirkpatrick Foundation; the national corporate sponsorship activities for the Creativity World Forum 2010; the feasibility study for the Steamship Historical Society of America and the recently completed design and launch of the Hillsborough Community College Alumni Network Telefund Center.

Ms. Barragán holds a master’s degree in dance from the University of California and a bachelor’s degree in ballet performance from Indiana University.