Young Professionals Board

The enCourage Kids Young Professionals Board is a group of emerging leaders who serve as ambassadors for enCourage Kids through fundraising, promotion, networking, volunteering, and general advocacy for our mission. They are aligned with enCourage Kids’ vision of a world where every child – regardless of the difficulty of their medical journey – experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

YPB members are dedicated to supporting enCourage Kids’ mission by:

  • Understanding, advancing, and promoting the mission of enCourage Kids Foundation.
  • Making enCourage Kids Foundation one of their top three philanthropic priorities.
  • Committing to a net impact of $1,000 throughout the fiscal year.
  • Preparing for, attending, and actively participating in board and committee meetings.
  • Attending and inviting your networks and companies to all events held by the Young Professionals Board.

As added thanks, some perks of joining the
YPB include:

  • Networking and engaging with other NYC young professionals.
  • Discounted tickets to events like enCourage Kids’ Serving Up Smiles tasting event.
  • Preferred access to volunteer opportunities and events.
  • First dibs on bibs for Team enCourage Kids charity entries for races.

The YPB hosts two signature fundraising events:

Committee members at our 2018 Starry Night event


Starry Night

Starry Night is a spring cocktail party fundraiser that attracts guests from a wide variety of industries together for an evening of cocktails, fun, and philanthropy.


Holiday Happy Hour

Holiday Happy Hour is a casual happy hour that raises funds to send warm, cuddly Bears to hospitalized children, typically held on Giving Tuesday.

Holiday Happy Hour

If you are interested in joining the enCourage Kids Foundation Young Professionals Board (YPB), please complete the following form.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Emma Wolk at

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