Emerging Philanthropist Program Overview

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Program Overview:

The Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) seeks to engage Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities that lie within philanthropic endeavors in our region.

  • What does it mean to be philanthropic?
  • How do I understand the needs of our community?
  • What can I do to make an impact?

EPP provides resources and educational opportunities for Harrisburg’s developing leaders who wish to be actively engaged in giving back to their community.

Derek Whitesel, Executive Director, HYP talks with Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers about the Emerging Philanthropist Program

Seeking 2017 EPP Class

We are now accepting applications for the Emerging Philanthropist Class of 2017! Applications are due January 6, 2017!

Click here for the application!

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Pictured individuals: (back row, left to right) Byron Rockwell, Abigail Beswick, Chris Houck, Gabriella Vreeland, Alison Lintal, Aimee Haskew, Brian Spackman, Doina Macari, Katelyn Savidge; (front row, left to right) Stephen Hickey, Joshua Smith, Amanda Seig, Mridula Mishra, Kathleen Wojtowicz, Jessica Johnson; (not pictured) George Fernandez, Katherine Harner

TFEC and HYP continued EPP with a new class in January 2016 of 17 individuals. They will be meeting for 11 sessions in 2016 to learn about local Harrisburg community, its nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and wealth management practices, and grantmaking processes.

2016 EPP Class Resources

Emerging Philanthropists Fund

The Emerging Philanthropists Fund was created in 2014 by the inaugural class of EPP. EPP was established to engage and educate Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders so that they developed a deep understanding of the needs of the community and the benefits of philanthropy in perpetuity.

Please click here if you would like to contribute to the Emerging Philanthropists Fund.