enCourage Kids Foundation’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is a dynamic group of caring professionals in NYC committed to helping humanize healthcare for children and their families. They are aligned with enCourage Kids’ vision of a world where every child – regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey – experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

Meeting monthly, the YPC is dedicated to finding new, fun ways to raise awareness and funds to support enCourage Kids’ programs inside and outside of the hospital.

The YPC hosts two signature fundraising events:

enCourage Kids Young Professionals Committee

Committee members at our 2018 Starry Night event.

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

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

  • Committing to a year of service and attending or calling into at least 6 committee meetings.

  • Serving as an enCourage Kids super fan by participating in 1-2 volunteer activities.

  • Raising a minimum of $750 per year (inclusive of gifts leveraged via tickets sales, corporate and in-kind sponsorships, raffle sales, individual donations, and general fundraising).

  • Securing 2-3 raffle prizes per event helping to generate additional revenue.

  • Connecting enCourage Kids to companies for corporate engagement opportunities and sponsorships.

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

  • Network and engage with other NYC young professionals.

  • Discounted tickets to events like enCourage Kids’ Serving Up Smiles tasting event.

  • Private tour of enCourage Kids presence in a local hospital.

  • Opportunity to volunteer with enCourage Kids.

We are always looking for fresh new faces. If you’d like to join the YPC, please complete the interest form below.