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Uniting a new generation to create lasting change

YOUNG PHILANTHROPISTS

Young Philanthropists are motivated to make a difference in the community where we live, work and play. We may be newcomers on this philanthropic journey, but our passion is palpable, and we love connecting with others who share our vision. We aren’t just Millennials or Gen Zs – we are the hand raisers, the game changers. We tackle critical issues and LIVE UNITED for the 757.
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HOW TO JOIN

We are looking for other motivated people who share our passion for giving back to the community with their time, talents and financial resources. Our diverse group represents nearly every industry and career stage but we are united by our commitment to philanthropy. Young Philanthropist membership is offered on an age-based sliding scale with a $250 minimum annual donation in your 20s and a $500 minimum in your 30s. To learn more or get involved, email us.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

EVENTS

Invitations to special social and networking events to make connections to other emerging leaders in the community

NETWORKING

Connect with top executives from local companies

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Unique opportunities to give back to our community as a group and create lasting connections

COMPANY AMBASSADORSHIP

Represent the social responsibility interests of your company in the community

CAREER GROWTH

Recognition from your company’s executive team that can lead to advancement

NEWS & UPDATES

Catch up on the latest with our quarterly newsletter, the Morning Grind

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Jonathan Motley, Chair

TowneBank Mortgage

Skylar Bacevich, Volunteerism Chair

PRA Group

Laureen Banasiak

Sentara Healthcare

Graceanne Gershner, Events Chair

TowneBank Mortgage

Mary Claire Jenkins

Sentara Healthcare

Anthony Piglowski

Freedom Street Partners

Audrey Somero, Communications Chair

Tech Ark