As Chairman of the Young Professionals Network, I have the opportunity to create social events, network with people in my community, and give back – physically, and financially. But, I'm just one piece to the puzzle. Our YPN crew gives so much creativity, and commitment to our group! Even as busy REALTORS, we all find time to exemplify our YPN mission – advocate, give back to the community, and seek out leadership opportunities, both locally and nationally.
The Seattle King County Association of REALTORS – Young Professionals Network was incepted in 2010, so this year marks FIVE years that our group has been tirelessly serving our young REALTOR community, connecting, and writing checks to local, non-profit groups. To date, $35,000 has been donated by our group. What was the perfect way to celebrate? Throw a 5th birthday party around the REALTOR blue color, and choose a charity to donate to! Our Royal Blue Birthday Bash benefited Habitat for Humanity Seattle King County, and took place on July 9th in Seattle. Just a few weeks ago, we spent time with Habitat for Humanity Seattle King County on a day build, and presented our check. The build took place in Renton, WA, under the supervision of AmeriCorp. Yes, it's a wonderful feeling to give important funds, but it's much more emotional, and rewarding to get our hands dirty, build a home and learn first hand where our donation dollars are being spent. A special thanks to our lead Sponsor, Envoy Mortgage for making this all possible!
I'm fortunate…and thankful to be the Vice-Chair of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Seattle King County Realtors Association. This year, I've developed new relationships with other young professionals that live locally, and have found a new passion to give back to charity. A couple weeks ago, the YPN delivered a $15,000 donation check to Seattle Children's Hospital. We met with volunteers, heard the history behind the hospitals success, and toured the facility. While $15,000 is a small amount compared to many substantial donations they receive each year, we know that every dollar counts. The $15,000 was raised at our last YPN event, "Spotlight on Seattle" back in May, so we are especially grateful to all those that attended. As my business grows, I have every desire to give back even more. And as the YPN grows in our community, I know our group with do the same.