Young Leaders In Philanthropy

Young Leaders in Philanthropy

Young Leaders in Philanthropy inspires community involvement among young professionals by addressing community issues, providing volunteer opportunities, and cultivating an environment of giving and uniting young professionals by cultivating a philanthropic culture throughout Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties.

Our focus:

  • Imagination Library:  Register Metro Area children (birth to age 5) to receive free books, mailed directly to their homes, each month. We are now able to serve more than 35,000 preschoolers due to the generous support of Nissan-Canton.
  • Volunteerism:  Provide community service opportunities throughout the Metro Area such as Monthly Stewpot Service Day, United Way Day of Action, and various initiative supporting other United Way partners.
  •  Leadership:  Cultivate an environment for professional education, growth, and mentorship with area business leaders such as IBM Leadership Conference, lunch with United Way board members, membership in a nationally recognized, professional organization.

Membership is easy. Simply donate $120 annually (or $10 per month) to United Way and you’re in! We can even do payroll deduction if that helps you to break up your payments.

Contact YLP Chair Jamil Taylor ( for more information.

Upcoming Events:

Contact Candi Richardson (601-965-1346) for more information.

Thursday, June 11– Monthly Service Project at Stewpot

Monday, June 22– Volunteer Reading at the Boys & Girls Club

Wednesday, June 24– Quarterly Lunch & Learn: Improving Jackson’s Infrastructure

Wednesday, July 1– YLP General Meeting & Start of the School Supply Drive

Thursday, July 9– Monthly Service Project at Stewpot