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:

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.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the Young Professionals Board, please reach out to Mallory Humphries at

We are always looking for new members to join our Board! If you’d like to join the YPB, please complete the interest form below.