Join the Young Professionals Council

Support students in San Francisco public schools by becoming a member of the San Francisco Education Fund’s Young Professionals Council (YPC).

The YPC promotes and advocates on behalf of the Education Fund through fundraising, volunteer initiatives and attracting new friends to the organization. YPC members attend annual fall and spring fundraisers and are encouraged to join the leadership team or join a committee to deepen their involvement. Contact Jessica Pullano if you would like to join our YPC!

Purpose

The Education Fund’s mission is to harness the power of the community to equip every public school student with the skills to succeed in college, career and civic responsibility. San Francisco Unified School District is the highest performing urban school district in California, but also has a big gap between highest-achieving and lowest-achieving students. Low-income students and students of color are consistently outperformed by their higher income and White and Asian peers. The Education Fund Young Professionals Council offers members a meaningful way to address this issue while expanding their professional skillsets, building networks and having fun with like-minded professionals.

Membership & Dues

Any young professional, generally in their 20s, 30s and 40s, who is passionate about public education can become a member of YPC. Members are encouraged to participate on at least one committee, attend at least 50% of meetings and one major event during the year.

Many members have established professional careers and recognize this group as a way of gaining momentum in the arena of community recognition, service and leadership. Other members are in the initial stages of careers in business, government, education, the arts and the nonprofit sector — to name a few.

YPC dues are $40.00 per year and may be pro-rated. Dues support YPC’s meetings and events. They include one ticket to Back to School Bourbon Night and 20% off our annual spring fundraiser and Back to School Gala individual tickets.

Meetings

YPC will offer one engagement event about every month to members. These events will be calendared by the YPC Executive Committee and will vary in nature but will include things like:

  • Volunteer opportunities that allow members hands-on experience improving public schools
  • Education opportunities like guest speaker forums that engage members in issues that affect public schools
  • Happy hour networking fundraisers

Officers

The YPC’s Executive Committee is comprised of six officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Membership Chair, Events Chair and Education Issues Chair. Officers serve for the duration of the school year.

Committees

There are three standing committees with the chair of each serving on YPC’s Executive Committee: Events Committee, Membership Committee and Education Issues Committee. Each committee meets at least three times a year.

A Special Committee may be created at the direction of the President for any club issues in need of special consideration not already covered by a Standing Committee.

YPC members may also serve on the Education Fund’s Board of Directors committees: Program Committee, Finance Committee and Communications/Development committee.