The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the mission and the ever-increasing fundraising and volunteer needs of Best Buddies in Wisconsin (BBWI). Members benefit by taking part in hands-on volunteer opportunities, serving in a leadership capacity, or through the various networking and friendship opportunities the organization provides.
Who Can Join?
Any young professional, between the ages of 21-40 who is interested in helping to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can become a member of YPC.
The Young Professionals Council provides a variety of leadership development opportunities for its members. The YPC is led by a board of nine selected volunteers who serve on the Young Professionals Board. Members are also encouraged to participate in one committee and attend at least one BBWI event during the year.
BBWI Young Professionals Board Members:
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
BMO Harris Equipment Finance Co
RSM US LLP
Gems Sensors and Controls
Commercial Relationship Manager
Old National Bank
YPC membership provides a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Activities include:
- Participating in Best Buddies Programs and Events
- Increasing Awareness
- Social Networking
- Planning and Promoting 4 Annual Fundraising Events
YPC’s monthly meetings are scheduled after work hours at various locations around Milwaukee. YPC members have the opportunity to connect with other young professionals interested in community service. YPC meetings and events provide a relaxed and social atmosphere while staying connected to the Best Buddies Mission. Members are also provided opportunities to interact with Best Buddies in Wisconsin staff and Advisory Board members.
If you have questions about YPC or are interested in joining, please contact Laura Brackett at (414) 271-1740, ext. 106 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org