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United Way of Southern Nevada recognizes and applauds the accomplishments and efforts of this dynamic group of young philanthropists. These leaders are passionate about creating lasting change in alignment with United Way’s Community-based Agenda goals focusing on education, financial stability and health.

Young Philanthropists Society is a membership group of young financial contributors who are committed through resources and time to give back to their community through philanthropic efforts, advocacy and volunteerism.

Members of the Young Philanthropists Society benefit by increasing their community involvement, understanding the non-profit agenda and engaging in meaningful experiences that will prepare them for community leadership.

Young Philanthropists Society Mission

To make a difference in children’s lives through volunteerism, mentorship and events by harnessing the energy, commitment and diverse skills sets of the next generation of leaders.

  • Young Philanthropists enjoy a full roster of educational, social, and service events designed to help them improve their leadership skills and expand their personal and professional contacts. Business networking, volunteer and social opportunities, recognition in the leadership giving roster, special communications are some of the unique benefits of being a member of the Young Philanthropists Society.Lunch with an Executive/Leader: Members network and have lunch with high level business and community leaders.
  • Active Community Service and Volunteer Projects: Young Philanthropists and their families come together to provide community service to those in need.
  • Networking and Social Events: Members develop personal and professional relationships through a variety of events throughout the year.

YPS Member List

Executive Members ($2,500)

Not Pictured:
Christy Corda | Edward Koijane | Tom Kovach | Kyle Markman | Jeffrey D Mitchell | Geoff Spataro | 1 Anonymous

General Members ($1,500)

Not Pictured:
Anthony Golden | Kimberly Hopps | Linasha Jerome | Michelle Lindsay | Timothy McGovern | Jill Maradiaga | Robert Murray | John Parris | Sean Remedios | Rachel R. Russell | Scott Savarda | Daniel Shapiro | Victoria Tonsall | Bridgette Villamor | 4 Anonymous

YPS Executive Chart


Chair  Michael Santos 
Vice-Chair Chelsie Campbell
Project Funding Committee Chair Robert McPeak 
Membership & Outreach Committee Chair Jordan Sacca
Volunteer Committee Chair Justin Micatrotto
Leadership and Roundtable Committee Chair JB Hossler
The Piggy Bank Committee Chair Chelsie Campbell
Communication Committee Chair Tivona Betz

YPS Membership Info

Become A Young Philanthropist Society Member:

The Young Philanthropists Society is open to professionals who:

  • Want to connect and make a difference in their community
  • Invest $1,500 minimum annually (general membership) or $2,500 minimum annually (executive membership)
  • Volunteer their time and talent

General Membership | Invest minimum $1,500 annually

  • Receive listing recognition in the annual United Way HEROES publication
  • Eligible to participate as a member of one of the YPS committees
  • Eligible to participate in YPS functions
  • Act as ambassadors at United Way and YPS functions and events

Executive Committee Membership | Invest $2,500 annually

  • Eligible to serve as a co-chair on one of the YPS committees
  • Act as hosts at United Way functions and YPS events
  • Receive photo and name recognition in the annual United Way HEROES publication
  • Receive photo and profile rotating spotlight opportunity on website
  • Invited to attend Executive Committee meetings and provide leadership for the direction of YPS
  • Receive the opportunity to vote on YPS funding opportunities

Become A Member Here
For membership information please contact Jason Soto, Director of YPS in our Major Gifts Department at (702) 892-2360 or

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YPS Upcoming Events and Meetings


October 23, 2014 (Thu)
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom

Community in Blue | Campaign Celebration 2014
Sponsorship opportunities available. Click for info.   Join us for a celebration of our donors and workplace campaigns who support us throughout the year! We are hosting our annual 2014 Community in Blue | Campaign Celebration on Thursday, October 23 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom. The event celebrates United Way’s recentContinue Reading

YPS Volunteer Opportunities

Fridays Ongoing — The Piggy Bank at Bracken (Fridays, ongoing) 7:45am-11:00am. Please read Piggy Bank Procedures

5/3/14 National Infant Immunization Week 

Visit or email to confirm you would like to volunteer.

YPS Spotlight | Brian Maddox

Helping those in need to achieve their dreams, Brian Maddox provides possibilities where none exist through his career and his support of United Way’s Young Philanthropists Society. Brian grew up in Worcester, MA and before college worked several odd jobs throughout the city, which motivated him to obtain a college education with a Master’s degreeContinue Reading

YPS | Helping Children Learn to Save

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Young Philanthropists Society (YPS) members treated over 100 students at Bracken Elementary School on Wednesday, May 21 to a Root Beer Float Celebration. Students who had the highest participation in the “Piggy Bank” program during the 2013-14 school year got to indulge in the summertime favorite dessert, sponsored by theContinue Reading

New Affinity Group Members

Welcome to all of the new United Way of Southern Nevada affinity group members that have joined since 12/17/13. Tocqueville Society Elliot Chambers Jill Fournier Glen Howard Steven & Carrie Larson William Russell Philippe & Christelle Ziade Women’s Leadership Council Janice Paligutan Barr Philamee Bennett Mikey Bilbray Jocelyn Bluitt-Fisher Kathryn Bonello Elizabeth Brickfield Paula BrowneContinue Reading

YPS Spotlight | Leroy Godfrey

Leroy Godfrey came into our fine town with gusto! He relocated to Las Vegas six months ago to open Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Town Square, which opened on January 17. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Leroy has a passion for steaks, large plated servings and giving back to the community. “IContinue Reading

YPS Featured Photos | January 2014

YPS Spreads Cheer to Students at Hollingsworth Elementary

Young Philanthropists Society (YPS) members are passionate about the community and in particular young, struggling students who just need a helping hand. YPS hosts volunteer opportunities at Hollingsworth Elementary to give its members an opportunity to meet the students and inspire them to dream for their futures by meeting young leaders who have achieved theirContinue Reading

member news

Member News | March 2014

Welcome new YPS donors:

Michelle Lindsay

Linasha Jerome

Bridgette Villamor


Tivona just accepted a position at HCA/Sunrise Health


Chelsie received the Las Vegas Business Press Rising Star Award for 2014. Click Here to find out more.

 Jordan Sacca

Jordan celebrated a birthday on March 13th.



featured photos

YPS Featured Photos | March 2014

YPS Featured Photos | January 2014

YPS Featured Photos | November 2013

YPS Featured Photos | September 2013

community partners

Thank you to our Community Partners!

Andson Foundation
Bracken Elementary School
Community In Schools
Ernst and Young
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Future Smiles
Hollingsworth Elementary School
JR Achievement
NV Energy
Opportunity Village
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Silver State Schools Credit Union
Spread the Word Nevada
yps member spotlight

YPS Member Spotlight | Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro As a Las Vegas resident for over 25 years, Dan Shapiro considers himself a native. And although he doesn’t take his career as an accountant for Ernst and Young lightly, he has made it his mission to improve our Nevada education ranking. “I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself.Continue Reading

YPS Member Spotlight | Leroy Godfrey

Leroy Godfrey came into our fine town with gusto! Having a passion for steaks and large plated servings, his awe of steakhouses dates back to… well we won’t date him, but let’s just say – he has the experience and hospitality know-how that will propel a widely recognized restaurant group’s venue on to the sceneContinue Reading

YPS Member Spotlight | Amanda Hurst

I had the privilege of having coffee with our fellow YPS member, Amanda Hurst, and was so inspired by what I learned. Amanda moved to Las Vegas to attend UNLV. She was the first in her family to go to college and she not only finished undergrad, she received a Masters in Criminal Justice. WithContinue Reading