Education Foundation's Young Professionals Group

Empowering the Next Generation

The Young Professionals Group is a diverse and creative volunteer group of passionate and philanthropic professionals under the age of 40, who are dedicated to supporting the mission and vision of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.

The goal of the Young Professionals Group is to increase awareness and funding for the students, teachers, and public schools throughout Palm Beach County.

As a Young Professional of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, you will receive:

  • Listing as a member on the Education Foundation’s website.  
  • Access to our EFPBC’s newsletter, which gives you an overview of all of our upcoming events and current news. 
  • Member discounted tickets to our upcoming events.
  • Opportunity to be invited to sit on the Young Professional Steering Committee.  

Why Join?

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is the nexus of Palm Beach County public-school system, the private sector, and the community. The Education Foundation facilitates student achievement by supporting high-quality public education through partnerships, grants, events, and public awareness.

No matter what your profession, sharing your passion of supporting future leaders and educators with like-minded young professionals gives you the opportunity to trade ideas, solve problems and get inspiration that will only help the greater good of Palm Beach County. 

There is strength in numbers! Going offline and meeting in person gives you the opportunity to congregate with like-minded professionals, share ideas, build your network and become part of a professional community.

When you join a professional group, the opportunities to lead are limitless. Are you great at marketing? Lead your group’s outreach efforts. Plus, you can take your newfound leadership skills into your workplace. Share what you’ve learned with your managers, so they can see your leadership potential. 

Maybe your profession is engineering, but you love event planning. Or maybe you are interested in growing your managerial skills. Joining a professional group gives you the opportunity to learn from your peers. Take advantage of classes and activities the group offers to grow your knowledge. 

In your college days, maybe you were in a sorority or student council president. Now, it can be hard to find those resume-building opportunities. Participating in a young professional’s group can be an impressive addition to your resume. It shows an interest in volunteerism and a willingness to take on leadership roles in your community. 

Professional networking groups are often focused on giving back and volunteerism. The Young Professionals of EFPBC, for example, plans several special events each year to raise awareness and funding for the students, teachers, and schools throughout Palm Beach County. 

Gone are the days when you can find your new bestie bonding over chemistry lab work. Whether you are in a new city or simply in a new phase of your professional life, joining a networking group can connect you with a whole new group of friends. 

Connecting and Empowering the Future

Meet the Young Professionals Group Leadership
Megan Bradshaw

Megan Bradshaw

U.S. Sugar

Kayla Ferland

Kayla Ferland

Care Hope College

Travis Foels

Travis Foels

Jones Foster

Jorge Fuentes

Jorge Fuentes

Song + Associates

Nadia Islam

Nadia Islam

Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

Georgette Laguerre

Georgette Laguerre

Realty ONE Group

Matthew Lenihan

Matthew Lenihan

Palm Beach State College

Tootie Martin

Tootie Martin

Florida Atlantic University

Carson Proctor

Carson Proctor

Proctor Construction

Gia Smith

Gia Smith

Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun

Kirsten St. Claire

Kirsten St. Claire

Care Hope College

Sarah Testa

Sarah Testa

Proctor Construction

Whitney Walker

Whitney Walker

NextEra Energy, Inc.

Bryn Wegryn

Bryn Wegryn

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Imani Williams

Imani Williams

Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith

Read Across America Day​
Young Professionals Volunteer Day

Are you interested in joining the Young Professionals Group? Join us today!

For any questions or additional information regarding the Young Professionals Group, contact Info@EducationFoundationPBC.org.