Dear Friends,

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a concern worldwide, Young America’s Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel all of our programs through April.

This includes all supporter and student events at our National Headquarters, Reagan Ranch, Reagan Ranch Center, and on campuses nationwide. Cancelled programs include our campus lectures, YAF’s Standing Up for Faith and Freedom seminar, and our Rawhide Circle retreat for supporters in Santa Barbara, among others.

The Reagan Ranch Center Galleries will be closed until further notice.

At this critical time for our country, this was not the decision we wanted to make. Despite the risk to most Americans—especially young Americans—remaining low, some of our students’ families, speakers, and YAF’s generous supporters remain vulnerable.

YAF echoes the sentiment expressed by President Trump in his address to the nation Wednesday evening with this announcement to put the wellbeing of those who participate in our programs first. For our California programs, we are also following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and California Department of Public Health.

We deeply regret this inconvenience, but look forward to welcoming our students, supporters, and friends to future YAF events.

In the meantime, we invite you to watch the best of YAF’s recent campus lectures and conference sessions on our YouTube Channel, YAFTV, found here. We encourage you to share this with young people in your life who may be spending the next few weeks at home. YAF looks forward to sharing more engaging and informative content to in the weeks ahead, as we are committed—now more than ever—to ensure the next generation is inspired by the pro-freedom ideas which make our nation great and strong.

YAF’s offices in Virginia and California remain open, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact our national headquarters at 800-USA-1776 and our Reagan Ranch Center at 888-USA-1776.

For those who paid a registration fee for any events, you may elect to receive a credit towards another 2020 conference, apply it as a tax-deductible contribution, or request a refund. To request a refund, you must email us at refunds@yaf.org and include the registrant’s name in the email; refunds will be returned to the original payment method.

We apologize for this disappointing situation but encourage you to stay in touch and engaged with Young America’s Foundation’s expansive programs.

The U.S. Congress recently passed the $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act to aid non-profit groups strongly affected by Covid-19. This is how the CARES act affects you and your support to Young America’s Foundation.