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1995 YOTO Grad Donates $250K!

Glenn Hadden and Susanna Alvarez-Hadden
Glenn Hadden and Susanna Alvarez-Hadden, generous donors to Youth On Their Own

As a young person, alone and living on her own since she was 16, Susanna Alvarez-Hadden knew that she liked helping other people. However at this time in her life, she needed support and was being helped by Youth On Their Own.

Through the Youth On Their Own program, Susanna was able to complete her high school degree and graduate from Amphi High School in 1995. Susanna went on to further her education by attending Pima C.C. and graduating from the University of Arizona earning a Finance degree. She interned her senior year at Morgan Stanley and has been there for 12 years as a Wealth Advisor working from the Tucson and N.Y.C. offices.

Susanna and her husband, Glenn Hadden recently donated $250K to Youth On Their Own to support 100 students in both 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. This is the single largest, individual donation to be received by Youth On Their Own in its 27 years of service and support to homeless and abandoned youth ages 13-21 attempting to complete their high school education. The amazing size of this donation is magnified by the fact that it was made by a former Youth On Their Own student who wanted to give back to the program and community that supported her to change her life through education.

Susanna indicated “It’s important for Glenn and I, that YOTO students know and understand that people believe in them, and that we are very proud of them for going to school despite enduring many difficult challenges in their lives. We know that making this donation to YOTO students is one of the best investments we can make!!!”


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Recently, the Youth On Their Own office was notified that teens/youth identifying themselves as YOTO students were canvasing local neighborhoods, requesting monetary donations door–to-door. If this should occur, please DO NOT give money or anything else to these people and notify the police immediately!

Youth On Their Own students and organization do not solicit “door-to-door” and Youth On Their Own students do not canvas neighborhoods. Donations made to Youth On Their Own are made directly to YOTO either by mail, at yoto.org, or at YOTO events.

We thank you for your continued support and urge you to exercise caution when anyone comes to your door for a donation.