Young Philanthropists

United Way of the National Capital Area’s Young Philanthropists represent a new kind of “YP” in our nation’s capital. We are not only young professionals in the Washington, D.C. area, we are young philanthropists who direct our passion and ambition to our careers and to our communities.

We come together to make a collective impact and advance United Way’s fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We invest in the region that has invested in us. And together, we are building the next generation of leaders who give.

Reasons to Join Young Philanthropists

As a Young Philanthropist, you can look forward to:

  • Serving our community in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding regions of Maryland and Virginia through regular volunteer opportunities.
  • Connecting with like-minded peers to expand your personal and professional network and give back to our community.
  • Learning about our area’s most pressing challenges and the ways in which you can help address them through philanthropy and service.
  • Developing your professional skills through regular development opportunities.

If you are interested in joining our movement, please contact or call 202-488-2030. Learn more.

Young Philanthropists FAQs

  • How do I become a Young Philanthropist?

    Your participation in Young Philanthropists starts with your investment of $1,000 or more to United Way of the National Capital Area. When you make your gift, please indicate that you would like to be included in Young Philanthropists. After that, we’ll take care of the rest and you’ll be eligible to participate in all Young Philanthropists events and engagement opportunities.

  • How do I make my donation?

    You can make your gift to United Way of the National Capital Area in several ways, including:

    1. 1. Through your workplace campaign – Numerous workplaces in the National Capital Area participate in annual United Way workplace campaigns. Ask your payroll department for more information and how to make a donation. This option allows you to donate from each paycheck and spread out your investment.

    2. Online – Visit to make your gift online and indicate that you’re interested in becoming a Young Philanthropist.

    3. Send us your donation – Checks and pledge forms can be mailed to United Way NCA, Attn. Gabrielle Sherb, Department 0751, Washington, DC 20073-0751. For more information, please email

  • How often do Young Philanthropists offer events?

    Young Philanthropists hold monthly events that vary among service and volunteer opportunities, social and networking events, and learning opportunities. Events occur anywhere from one to three times per month.

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