Recognizing the desire of young professionals in Santa Clara County to contribute to the welfare of their communities and connect with like-minded peers, the VMC Foundation is introducing The Young Professional Council (YPC). YPC supports the efforts of the VMC Foundation to provide critical funds for the creation of the Women and Children’s Center at VMC. The focus of the Young Professional Council is to raise funds, volunteer, promote community awareness, and build partnerships with the local business community.
WHO WE ARE
The YPC is composed of emerging leaders in the business community who are dedicated to promoting the level of health care in the County of Santa Clara and addressing the current health-related issues affecting the community. Members, ages 21-35, contribute by engaging their energy and talents to advance the mission of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. These young leaders enhance the positive impact of the VMC Foundation while advancing their personal and professional goals and expanding their professional networks.
- Members will become better informed and more involved with the Medical Center through a variety of social and educational events, as well as opportunities to mingle with physicians and hospital leadership
- Direct interaction with VMC Foundation Board Members to provide perspective and guidance for the future direction of the Foundation’s mission
- Experiential training for future Board membership
- Exclusive access to fundraising and networking events
- Meet, collaborate and mingle with other philanthropically-minded professionals in the South Bay Area
- Showcase leadership and entrepreneurial abilities in fundraising, event planning and community outreach while promoting the health and happiness of Santa Clara County
- Regularly attend YPC Business Meetings in person (There are four per year)
- Regularly attend YPC social events in person (There are two a year)
- Raise at least $500 a year via any source (personal contribution, company matching, Signature Event ticket sales, in-kind donations
- Actively participate on at least one of our three committees (Treasury, Membership and Events)
- Help plan, prepare and host our Signature Event, as needed.
- Represent the VMC Foundation through community outreach and volunteerism with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO JOIN, CONTACT
Elliot Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oregon in 2011 with a degree in Political Science, where he developed his passion for social action and community service. In his role as Founder and President of the YPC, he will work to foster a community of emerging leaders who share a commitment to advancing the mission of VMC. For the last three years, Elliot has worked at Cushman & Wakefield as a tenant representative advising technology companies on their real estate strategies.
TIFFANY WANG, Strategic Inititaives & Events Chair
Legal Secretary, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Tiffany is a Bay Area native with a continued interest in volunteering and working towards promoting a healthy local community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston College and aspires to continue her education with a joint J.D. /M.P.H. degree.
Kristi has a passion for Philanthropy and is an avid networker. Her work ethic is fueled by a sense of purpose and commitment to the Bay Area, where she was born and raised. For the last 12 years Kristi has worked for Cuschieri Horton Architects, a firm that specializes in Health Care Design.
Jessica is a currently a Senior Public Affairs Representative at Kaiser Permanente, with over 9 years’ experience working in healthcare and community health outreach roles. Raised in Santa Cruz, Jessica has always had a passion for social justice and works to promote total health for local communities. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from San Jose State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.
PAUL SCHINDLER, Corporate Development & Partnership Co-Chair Bay Area Community Manager, Coding Dojo
Paul graduated from University of California, Davis in 2008 with a degree in Economics and Sacramento State University in 2011 with an MS in Ed Counseling. Paul has experience working with political lobbying organizations in Sacramento as well as in various roles with Educational and Medical non-profits since 2008. In his role as Bay Area Community Manager for Coding Dojo, he is able to leverage technology and community to help aspiring developers as well as organizations reach their goals.