About the Young Professionals Council (YPC)

The Young Professionals Council is a network of young professionals in the Denver-metro area, whose goal is to help build and ensure the future of Freedom Service Dogs.

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OUR VISION

Inspire action to ensure the legacy of FSD

OUR MISSION

Support FSD's mission while cultivating future philanthropic professionals in the community

OUR OBJECTIVE

Further FSD's mission through fundraising, advocacy, community awareness, volunteer support, and more

YPC Members are Expected to:

  • Serve a minimum one (1) year term, which can be renewed annually
  • Actively participate in one YPC sub-committee
  • Commit to fundraising support, volunteer support and community awareness & advocacy
  • Be an ambassador for Freedom Service Dogs

YPC Member Benefits:

  • Connect and network with other like-minded young professionals who are looking to make a meaningful impact in our community
  • Professional development opportunities, such as learning what it takes to be on a non-profit Board
  • Support FSD’s mission in a fun and engaging way

Join Our Young Professionals Council:

Membership on the YPC provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally through volunteerism, networking, leadership development, and more – all while supporting Freedom Service Dog’s mission to transform lives by partnering people with custom-trained assistance dogs.

If you are interested in joining our YPCplease submit an application.

Completed applications will be reviewed at the monthly Executive Committee meetings. You will hear back from our Membership Chair with next steps, which may include an interview with two of our Executive Committee members.

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Join Freedom Service Dog's Young Professionals Council for a positively paw-some morning of Puppies, Poses, and Prosecco!

Soak up sprawling city views from the rooftop sundeck of The Denver Athletic Club. Awaken your body and set your mind free with a 45-minute yoga session led by a professional yoga instructor. Meet adorable puppies in training to become life-changing service dogs as you sip and nibble. Get tickets HERE!

Meet the Executive Committee

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Chair

Melissa Morrow

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Vice Chair

Gabby Richmond

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Membership Chair

Megan Beigl

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Event Chair

Lauren Burton

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Fundraising Chair

Megan Pagnotta

Meet the Members of the YPC

  • Jacquelyn Bayard, City of Aurora
  • Tom Bertrand, SM Energy
  • Nichole Burnett, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Austin Butler, Liberty Energy
  • Megan Davis, IKEA
  • Christina Delpone, Beyond Finance
  • Bradley Gadomski, Bernstein Private Wealth
  • Alex Morrow, Town of Castle Rock
  • Kajal Nair, Camino Natural Resources
  • Molly Pilch, Boost Pilates
  • Jon Sochovka, Liberty Energy
  • Jenni Ursetta, FirstBank
  • Hannah VanBuiten, VA, Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center

Have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].