Young Professionals of Central Indiana (YPCI)’s mission is to connect emerging young leaders through professional development and networking to provide Central Indiana with its next generation of leaders. Our vision is to connect professionals and promote the value of networking at an earlier point in one’s career and foster relationships among Indianapolis’ young leaders that will last a lifetime. To sum it up, we’re all about helping to create the brightest business future for central Indiana as we possibly can.
Since our founding in 2000, YPCI has grown from its humble beginnings of around 30 members to over 100 members a year later when the group officially took on the name “YPCI”. Today, YPCI has a membership of 350 paying members with plans of continued growth as we look into 2020.
As YPCI continues to grow, it has placed an emphasis on giving back to the local Indy community. From raising $750 for the Center for Leadership Development at the January happy hour to raising $5,750 to exceed the ambitious goal of raising $5,000 for the Hawthorne Community Center at the annual Charity Goal outing – YPCI has been blown away by the support it has received.
Now, YPCI is less than one week away from its largest event of the year, the annual charity gala. At this year’s Casino Royale Gala, “agents” will be able to allocate their “winnings” from the casino games to not one, but three deserving charities, Friends of Riley, the Indianapolis Zoo and Direct Employers Institute, according to the organizations that are most meaningful to them.
Indy YPs, YPCI needs your help to raise money for deserving local charities! So round up your friends and join hundreds of other YPs on October 5 at the illustrious Eiteljorg Museum. Tickets can be purchased at www.ypci.net/events or through the YPCI Facebook page.
Learn more and watch this segment from WTHR below.