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.
As a Young Philanthropist, you can look forward to:
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.
You can make your gift to United Way of the National Capital Area in several ways, including:
2. Online – Visit https://unitedwaynca.org/donate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be a successful young philanthropist, start by choosing a cause that means something to you. Whether it’s feeding the homeless or providing support to Veterans, choose one that you care passionately about. Then, think about how you can contribute. Contributions can be more than financial – dedicate your time, your creativity, or ask for contributions to your cause in lieu of birthday presents. There are so many ways to embody philanthropy as a young professional in DC. Find what works for you!
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.
Our quarterly newsletter, Community Matters, keeps you informed on all things United Way NCA, including volunteer opportunities, news, upcoming events to attend, a letter from our president & CEO, Rosie Allen-Herring, and so much more.