Young Philanthropists

We are a growing group of over 1,300 members in our 20s, 30s and 40s who promote a spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism in our community.

We are helping solve our communities toughest issues to make a lasting impact.

Established in 2006


1,300+ Members


$850K Raised Last Year




Membership Options

To become part of this dynamic group of 20, 30 and 40-somethings, we offer an age-based sliding scale:

In your 20s a minimum donation of …………………… $250
In your 30s a minimum donation of …………………… $500
In your 40s a minimum donation of ………………… $1,000



  • Social and networking events
  • Exclusive access to the annual Young Philanthropists Summit, a day-long event spent learning from experts on a range of topics
  • Organized volunteer opportunities
  • Recognition from your company’s executive team and an opportunity to represent the interests of your company

About Young Philanthropists


YP members are a diverse group with a shared passion for giving back to the community with their time, talents and financial resources. Members represent nearly every industry and career stage. YP offers multiple opportunities each year to connect with other emerging leaders to develop a professional network, gain deeper understanding of the challenges facing our community and become part of a lasting solution.


September 7, 2018

Council Members


Jane Short

2019 Chair | Waypoint Advisors


Terry Blevins

Dominion Enterprises (ret.)


Joanna Brumsey

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer


Ashley Dorroh Galler

Summit Group of Virginia


Megan Padden

Optima Health (ret.)

Kelly Till

Virginia Media

Charity Anderson

Sentara Healthcare


Mary Blunt

Women United Global Leadership Council | Sentara Healthcare


Dr. Bebe Edmonds

Tidewater Skin Care

Alison Bohan Johnson

Reed + Associates Marketing

Erin Ruane

Dominion Enterprises

Cheryl Xystros


Valerie Arias

Community Leader

Amy Bowden

Amy C. Bowden CPA LLC

Ginny Fogg

Norfolk Southern

Sandra Porter Leon

Tidewater Community College


Elizabeth Shumadine

United Way Foundation Trustee | Sentara Healthcare


“I am constantly inspired by women who put their intelligence and resources to work to improve their communities. Women United provides a platform for both advocacy and action. I am proud of the accomplishments of this impassioned group of women.”
Jane Short

2019 Women United Chair

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