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Young Philanthropists Summit 2016

Young Philanthropists Summit 2016
Young Philanthropists Summit 2016
Young Philanthropists Summit 2016
Join the Young Philanthropists for a full day of professional development and networking! Featuring local leaders and Alex Sheen.

Join United Way’s Young Philanthropists (YP) for our first annual YP Summit on Friday, May 20 from 8:30am - 4pm!  The Summit will be a full-day conference with keynote speakers, professional development workshops and networking with other young adults, community leaders, and United Way’s Tocqueville Society members.

In 2016, Young Leaders Society (YLS) transitioned 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.

Professional Development - Become enlightened and empowered with a new set of ideas to create a better you and a better organization.
Community Development - Hear from local leaders and advocates on how to give back and get involved with seeing our region transform and grow.
Philanthropic Legacy - Don't just buy local - learn how to give local and get involved in our community.

Featuring keynote speakers:

Alex Sheen

Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 3.1M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world. The story of his promises has been shared virally throughout social media and international news. Alex’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News and many other programs.

Matt Thornhill

Matt Thornhill is considered to be one of the nation’s authorities on generational dynamics at work and in the marketplace. His opinions and insights are sought by media around the world. He’s appeared on NBC, CBS, TIME, Newsweek and The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and countless others.

Conflicting generational perspectives concerning issues like work ethic, work/life balance, and loyalty can lead to misunderstandings or low productivity. Generations do matter. Learning how to better navigate today’s generations will shape the leaders of tomorrow.


Additional Speakers from:                                                      Topics include:

Biz Webtrainer                                                          Diversity & Inclusion
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies                         Entrepreneurship
Cox Communications                                                 Financial Planning & Retirement
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)                         Human Resources
Employment Guide                                                    Philanthropic Legacy
Reinvent Hampton Roads                                            Social Media & Networking                       
Sentara Healthcare                                                     Transformational leadership  
Smartmouth Brewing Co.
SunTrust Bank                                                                          
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, PC                                             
Williams Mullen


To register or learn more, visit our website at


Questions? Contact Jane Kidd at or 757.853.8500 ext. 154

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