Young Professionals Committee

Who We Are

The Leake & Watts Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is dedicated to stirring up the spirit of philanthropy and encouraging young professionals to give back to their community through fundraising to benefit Leake & Watts’ services to children, adults and families. The YPC is comprised of young, enthusiastic New Yorkers under the age of 40, who serve as Leake & Watts ambassadors, building awareness of its mission among their associates and acquaintances.

The YPC hosts annual fundraising events and members have the opportunity to designate the funds raised to the Leake & Watts program of their choice each year. In addition, YPC members participate in volunteer activities, including bowling and ice-skating with children/adults with developmental disabilities and career workshops with teens at the Biondi School. They also help with the annual Toy Drive and have launched several other successful fundraising initiatives, such as Cases 4 Kids and an Early Childhood Spin Fundraiser.


New members are always welcome from the professional community in New York City and Westchester County!  For more information about the Young Professionals Committee, contact us at or call Meredith Barber, Director of Development, at 914.375.8711. You may also join us on Facebook.