Young Professionals on a Mission

Our Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a dynamic group of 20- and 30-somethings united by a desire to spread awareness of The Doorways throughout the Richmond community.

Each member serves as an ambassador for The Doorways, provides volunteer and community outreach support, and is an integral point of contact for The Doorways staff and Board of Directors.

2023 - 2024 YPC Officers

Jenny Lankford
Sheltering Arms Institute

Victoria Perry
Fundraising and Events Chair
Schooley Law Firm

Patrick Brown
Vice President
CSC Leasing Company

Louise Ellen
Membership Chair
Capital One

2023 - 2024 YPC Members

Jonathan Bailey
SBK Financial

Caroline Bass
Plein Air Agency

Sean Breit-Rupe
Thompson McMullan

Miata Brown

Patrick Brown
CSC Leasing Company

Ethan Calupitan
VCU Health

Casey Coleman
Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, P.C.

Tyler Cook
VCU Health

Alexandra Denny

Halina Forest
Johnston-Willis Hospital

David Forrest
RiverFront Investment Group

Ellie Grove

Elle Joyner
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Kate Lafayette
Timmons Group

Chris Liu
VCU Health

Jennifer Miller
Sheltering Arms Institute

Megan Newman

Marie Palisano
Virginia Physicians for Women

Griffin Phillips
RiverFront Investment Group

Jessica Powell
District Attorney’s Office

Jackson Rankin
VCU Health

Amanda Serfozo
Capital One

Trey Thornton
Capital One

Vivek Vadlamdudi
VCU Health

YPC Member Requirements

  • Orientation and tour of The Doorways
  • $50 annual dues (your dues cover one night of lodging for a guest)
  • Attend 80% of YPC Monthly Meetings
  • Attend at least 2 YPC service projects, social events, or fundraisers
  • Assist in planning YPC’s signature event
  • Serve on a committee (Membership or Fundraising/Events)
Group of Volunteers in Kitchen

YPC Member Activities

Member Meetings
Member meetings occur on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings focus around providing updates on the YPC budget and member activities, including socials/fundraisers, membership, and service projects. Meetings also provide an opportunity for members to socialize and network.

Service Projects, Socials, & Fundraisers
Members plan and participate in regular events that benefits The Doorways’ mission and YPC. Service projects include providing meals to our guests and hosting collection drives. Socials and Fundraisers help raise awareness and bring in money and people to support The Doorways.

Signature Event
Each year, YPC hosts a signature event. YPC members are responsible for planning, recruiting sponsors, donations, and selling tickets.

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