Who We Are
We are the next generation of community leaders in South Hampton Roads. In 2015, we made the decision to transition from Young Leaders Society (YLS) to Young Philanthropists (YP) to better reflect who we are. We are a growing group of more than 500 members in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who not only volunteer and donate our time, but also give back half a million dollars every year to make our community a better place.
What we do
YP provides members with many rewarding opportunities to give back and unite with other like-minded local, young philanthropists.
When you give your gift to United Way, you help YP focus on the biggest problems facing your community. Your United Way is uniquely positioned to do even more, by bringing people and organizations together to solve problems too big for any of us to solve on our own.
When you join YP, you connect with like-minded people through:
- Volunteer projects
- Professional development workshops
- Networking happy hours
How to get involved
With our sliding scale for membership fees, you are encouraged to grow in your giving as you grow in your career:
In your 20s? It’s $250 to join YP.
In your 30s? $500 to join.
In your 40s? $1,000 to join.
Help us change the odds.
YP Council Members
Sarah Holtzinger, Signature Family Wealth Advisors – Chair
Ryan Young, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, PC
Bailey Logan, Signature Family Wealth Advisors
Aubrey Thomas, USAA
David Neuwirth, Optima Health
Shantese Putman, City of Virginia Beach
Melissa Williams, Sentara Leigh
Craig Perez, USAA
Marsha Reid-Clarke, Chubb Limited
Erica Ostuni Ruiz, Wells Fargo
Kate Hamby, Checkered Flag
Anne Legum, Community Leader
YP Company Champions
Young Philanthropists Company Champions are members who commit to advocating for YP and encouraging philanthropy among young professionals within their company. A huge thank you to our YP Company Champion partners for 2016!
United Way Breaks Ground with the Air National Guard to Ensure Future of Head Start for Norfolk Neighborhood
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Employees of Norfolk Southern and United Way spent the morning of Jan. 26 loading up two trucks for an important delivery. At-risk students at four Norfolk elementary schools were about to receive 1,200 new books and 500 backpacks. The four schools are affiliated with...
Stone Soup volunteers prepare meals for 2,300 at local shelters More than 150 Women United volunteers and guests came together Feb. 3, 2018, at the 7th Annual Stone Soup event. They converted thousands of dollars of groceries into meals for the hungry. In less than...