YP is not a “what” but a “who.” YPs are young leaders in the community, age 40 and under, who contribute $1,000 or more annually through the United Way. Recently, a new subcommittee of YP, the YP20s, was formed for young philanthropists in their twenties.
Interested in joining YP? Contact United Way’s Resource Development staff.
What We Do
- Born Learning Trails: Members assist in installing trails designed to encourage
parent/child interaction in everyday settings to promote early childhood education.
- YP Mentor of the Year: Mentor of the Year Awards recognize local business professionals who have served as trusted advisors to United Way Young Philanthropists (YPs), both in business and in life. In turn, YP members are encouraged to reach up and seek out a mentor if they do not already have one, or reach back and mentor someone else coming up the career and life ladder.
- “Be A Bunny” Event: An annual recognition event for members that is combined with a service project. Attendees are asked to bring Easter baskets with them to the event to donate to special children.
- Summer Celebration: YP members and their guests spend an evening networking while listening to an outdoor concert.
- Community Leaders Luncheon: YPs giving at the Reaching New Heights Level ($2,500 or more) are invited to a special luncheon in their honor and have the opportunity to interact with local CEOs and community leaders.
- Board/Committee Involvement: Members are given the opportunity to submit their names to local agencies for consideration for positions on agency boards and committees.
- E-Newsletters: An e-mail publication is sent to members to update them on the latest events and United Way news.