YoungAssociates serves nonprofits in a variety of fields, including arts, history, and medicine


We have long been considered one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial fundraising firms in the field, and this reputation begins with the firm’s founding in the 1970s. YoungAssociates identified a major sponsor for the Cincinnati Ballet—a sponsor who had many local outlets that served children. Now in its 38th year, Frisch’s Big Boy sponsorship of Cincinnati Ballet’s full-length Nutcracker was a novel, unprecedented idea for a major arts organization. This initial idea generated a ten-year $1 million sponsorship, and the relationship met both parties needs so well the sponsorship has renewed twice for an additional $2 million in sponsorship dollars.