Why Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health (YPBH)?

For more than a decade, Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health has celebrated young, philanthropic-minded professionals who are making an extraordinary impact in the lives of Baptist Health’s patients and families.

From lectures with luminary physicians to behind-the-scenes tours of new facilities, Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health continuously curate unique and exclusive opportunities for members and the community to enjoy – all while raising funds to impact the health and well-being of those around us.

Each year, a ‘Shark Tank-style’ presentation takes place. Various Baptist Health entities present projects in need of philanthropic support and YPBH members then vote to choose a project to support that year. This way, the young philanthropists are involved first-hand in directing where across Baptist Health their dollars and efforts impact.

With more than $1M raised, YPBH plays a vital role in the lives of the patients and communities we serve. Joining YPBH is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who recognize the important role philanthropy plays in advancing healthcare. YPBH events are held on a monthly basis and are free to members. Plus, did we mention your membership is tax deductible?

Young Philanthropist Membership 

Giving Levels: All are renewable annually.

$2,500 per year, per individual/couple, age 40+

At this level, members become Baptist Health Foundation Benefactors in four years.

$1,000 per year, per individual/couple, age 30-39

$500 per year, per individual/couple, age 20-29

Yearly contributions of $2,500 and $1,000 may be paid in annual, semi-annual or quarterly installments. Yearly gifts of $500 may be paid annually or semi-annually. If you are a Baptist Health employee, you can also pay for your membership through payroll deduction or by donating your PTO.

In addition to the camaraderie of working together to improve healthcare in South Florida, members also enjoy other benefits, including:

  • Networking and engagement opportunities with Baptist Health leadership and other community leaders
  • Leadership engagement opportunities with Baptist Health senior leadership
  • Opportunities to network with diverse and like-minded professionals
  • Invitations to educational seminars, luncheons, networking events, tours of hospitals/ facilities and other special events

Steering Committee

The Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health (YPBH) Steering Committee consists of members who represent a wide range of professional backgrounds. The Steering Committee has led the charge in raising more than $835,000 for unfunded Baptist Health initiatives, programs and projects. The group also oversees YPBH’s social and educational events, membership and recruitment, community outreach, and project selection and management. Steering Committee members serve in leadership roles on various committees and sub-committees to ensure the growth and development of YPBH.

  • Pablo Estepe, Chair
  • Lisa Welsh, Vice Chair
  • David Null
  • Zashary Morell
  • Haronyd Nunez
  • Martin Nariznis
  • Simone Cheong
  • Mark Hernandez, M.D.
  • Adam Cohn
  • Daniel Rodriguez
  • Nick Simmons
  • Audra Hill Wallace
  • Laura Ciampa
  • Holly Raschein

Contact Us

For more information, contact Amanda Kershner, Development Manager, Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health.

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