The Devils Youth Foundation (DYF) continues its commitment to providing life-changing opportunities for New Jersey youth through the power of sports and entertainment and through the support of its flagship brands, the New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center. The Foundation continued to strengthen its strong community ties by adding Vaughn Crowe and Sarah Keh to its Board of Directors and creating impactful new partnerships.
This year, Devils Youth Foundation will support over 12,000 youth in the Greater Newark area through community outreach programs including: Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Community Foodbank of New Jersey, GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, Hockey in New Jersey, Jazz House Kids, La Casa de Don Pedro, New City Kids, Newark Community Street Team, Newark Day Center, Save the Music and Special Olympics New Jersey.
In an effort to increase its community impact, the Foundation has appointed two new members to the Board of Directors: Vaughn Crowemanaging partner at Newark Venture Partners, and Sarah Keh (known as “Kay”), vice president of inclusion solutions at Prudential Financial, Inc. Their appointment was announced by Allison Blitzer, president of the Devils Youth Foundation.
“I am thrilled to have Vaughn and Sarah join the Devils Youth Foundation Board of Directors,” Blitzer said. “They both have long histories and a passion for using their time to develop Newark and the surrounding communities. I would also like to thank Newark Venture Partners and Prudential Financial for their support in integrating Vaughn and Sarah into the family of New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center. With their help, connections and guidance, we look forward to continuing to create real change for our local communities and New Jersey youth.”
Vaughn is a managing partner at Newark Venture Partners (NVP), a global venture capital firm. Prior to joining NVP, Crowe served as Managing Director at Wesray Social Investments, the investment arm of Ray Chambers’ family office. Crowe was born and raised in Newark, grew up in Newark Boys and Girls Clubs, attended Weequahic High School, and graduated from Colgate University. His philanthropic services include his role as Vice President of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Hospital and a member of the New Jersey State Investment Council, the governance structure for the state’s $100 billion retirement assets. Crowe sits on the boards of two consumer products companies and is an advisory member of Simon Quick Advisors, a wealth management firm.
“I was born and raised in Newark, so working with an organization like Devils Youth Foundation, which serves the needs of children in my home community, brings me great pride,” Crowe said. “We are both committed to developing the areas of the city that need it most and giving children the exposure and opportunity to help them grow. I look forward to working with the DYF team, to make an impact and address the areas that need our resources the most.”
Sarah is Vice President of Inclusive Solutions at Prudential Financial. In her current role, she leads strategic philanthropy and partnerships to help advance the company’s purpose and commitment to inclusive economic growth. She oversees philanthropic grants, business-aligned partnerships, and employee volunteer programs to expand work and wealth opportunities for financially vulnerable populations, build inclusive and equitable communities, advance racial equity and justice. and support disaster response and recovery efforts. Sarah currently sits on the Board of Directors of JerseyCAN and the Investment Committee of Impact Value Partners of PGIM Real Estate.
“We are committed to advancing inclusive economic growth in Newark and are longtime partners of the New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center,” Keh said. “I am thrilled to join the board of the Devils Youth Foundation to ensure the youth of our hometown have the opportunity to participate in meaningful sports and arts programs as part of their growth and development.”