Under 40 Young Professionals Network

Sponsor: C&A Social Impact Consulting
For YMCA part and full time staff and board members under the age of 40 by August 31, 2024.

Under 40 Network Leaders:      

Council Liaison: Carrie Rossman, YMCA of the Rockies
Young Professionals Class of 2024 Alumni Coordinator: Courtney Cordero (YPP Alumni), YMCA of San Diego County
Under 40 Alumni Advisor: Abby Waeiss (YPP Alumni), YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Under 40 Network Coordinators:
Jarred Barnes (YPP Alumni), Riverbrook Regional YMCA,                                               
Devon Maloney, Lakeland Hills YMCA 
Veronica Torsney (YPP Alumni), Denver YMCA
Vanessa Pritchett, Denver YMCA
Katlynn Balson, YMCA of Greater Houston

The Under 40 Network is open to all NAYDO Association Members under the age of 40 whether staff or board members.

September 2023 Network event: Advancing Your Career in the YMCA Movement
Video recording        Slide deck

At the conference, we hope you will join us for:


Under 40 Philanthropy Live! Offsite Project 2 at Children's Hospital
Wed., April 3 12:30 - 4:00 pm

Each year one volunteer service project is designated for staff and volunteer attendees under age 40. It's a unique chance to network and be of service. In 2024 it is Project 2: Children's Hospital Colorado where we will be making blankets and craft kits for patients and their families and participating in a craft party with patients at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.Transportation is provided but you need to signup in advance on the registration form.  BUT if you don't get to Denver in time check out the next option.

Under 40 Network Onsite Time for Project Angel Heart
Wed., April 3   3:00 - 4:30 pm

This is another way to be involved with Philanthropy Live! without leaving the Gaylord and still network with other Under 40 attendees. A room will be designated for Project Angel Heart and the time of 3:00 - 4:30 has been specifically designated for the Under 40 Network attendees to drop in to work on this project. It involves decorating meal bags and can be done individually or if you are not the creative type grab a partner.

Under 40 Network Experience During Opening Reception
Wed., April 3     6:30 - 7:30 pm
Minute to Win It, Q & A about the conference now that everyone is actually there - don't miss this!

Mentoring Opportunity 
Thurs., April 4    9:30 - 10:15 am (during Round B of Hot Topics) 

Signup for a 45-minute session with a seasoned professional just to talk about whatever you would like to discuss. No long term commitment beyond the session unless you want to continue the relationship. For more information contact Abby Waeiss, YPP Alumni.

Special Session During Round 7
Friday, April 5  2:30 -3:30 pm
An Under 40 Network Panel Presentation- All About Careers in Fundraising
Jarred Barnes, Young Professional Alumni will moderate this panel discussion.

Panel and group discussions on what professionals under 40 need to know as they develop in their fundraising or related career and what YMCA leaders need to hear from them about seeking growth opportunities, work life balance, etc.