Young Professionals Board

Uplift Center for Grieving Children’s dynamic and dedicated Young Professionals Board (YPB) supports and strengthens our mission by engaging the next generation of community minded advocates, expanding awareness, and establishing a strong pipeline for future growth.

Current Board

Sara Duncan

Chair

Megan Slattery

Vice-Chair

Bikram Chadha

Chris Pagnani, MD

Cam Walker

Megan Welch

Elliott Wilson

Meredith Wilson

Ways to Engage

Become a Board Member

The Young Professionals Board guides programming to engage Philadelphia in supporting Uplift’s work and advocating for grieving children, youth, and families.

An ideal candidate embodies the following characteristics: 

    • Passion for Uplift’s work and mission
    • Passion for Volunteerism, Marketing, and Fundraising
    • Desire to Contribute over the Long Term
    • Strong Personal and Professional Network

In return, Uplift makes the following commitments to the YPB: 

    • To provide members the opportunity for meaningful and rewarding service to our mission and community.   
    • To provide members significant professional development and social networking opportunities. 
    • To provide members with the information and language they need to be effective members and ambassadors. 
    • To be diligent in making the best possible use of the assets members make available to us, whether those are time, wisdom, experience, relationships, or money. 
    • Make every effort to keep meetings brief, relevant, interesting, and impactful. 
    • Respond to the best of our ability to member questions, concerns, feedback, and/or criticism. 
    • Do our utmost to be an organization of which all of us can be proud. 
    • To have fun!

Annual activities include:

    • Family Art Night, where YPB members interact with children and families utilizing Uplift’s services and participate in group activities
    • Quarterly UPLIFTer happy hours that provide updates on Uplift’s work and the opportunity to meet others committed to supporting Philly youth. 
    • An exclusive UPLIFTer membership card.
    • Invitation to an annual UPLIFTer appreciation event.
    • Discounted tickets to the annual an UPLIFTing evening fundraising event.
    • Complimentary ticket to the annual YPB Birds and Brews event.
To learn more about Uplift’s Young Professional’s Board, please email ypb@grievingchildren.com or call 267-437-3123, ext. 11.

UPLIFTers Membership

Make a difference in the lives of youth in Philadelphia by becoming an UPLIFTer! Your monthly contribution of $15 will ensure sustainable funding for Uplift’s vital services. With your UPLIFTer membership, you are investing in the futures of Philadelphia’s youth and joining a community that believes no child should have to grieve alone. 

Membership benefits include: 

    • Quarterly UPLIFTer happy hours that provide updates on Uplift’s work and the opportunity to meet others committed to supporting Philly youth. 
    • An exclusive UPLIFTer membership card.
    • Invitation to an annual UPLIFTer appreciation event.
    • Discounted tickets to the annual an UPLIFTing evening fundraising event.
    • Complimentary ticket to the annual YPB Birds and Brews event.

Attend a YPB Event

YPB Virtual Quizzo
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.