HHF Young Professionals Program Charter

This founding Charter is written to allow for organic growth and change as the program evolves over the years.


Established in 2016, The Young Professionals Group is a program of the Hennepin Health Foundation with the goal of attracting young professionals in the community to support the mission of HCMC through social and professional events. Members gain experience in leadership, committee dynamics, and insights into non-profit healthcare administration and philanthropy.

Program Responsibilities

  1. Establish (1) in-kind donation drive each year.
  2. Create (1) fundraising event each year.
  3. Grow an inclusive and diverse membership.
  4. Create an atmosphere of fun, learning and success.

Membership and Recruitment

  • Young professionals between 21-40 years of age.
  • Two year cycle with new members admitted quarterly
  • Capacity level: 20
  • Current members to recruit from existing social and professional networks
  • HHF will create recruitment plan and process

Meeting Schedule

  • Four formal program meetings yearly, to include immersive and educational activities
  • Events throughout the year as identified in program responsibilities
  • Various committee meetings and event/activity opportunities unique to the YP group

Membership Fee and Benefits

  • Fee
    • At present, there is no monetary fee to join this program. Financial contributions may come in the form of event registration fees, in-kind donations, attracting sponsors and discounted professional services, or direct donations to programs.
  • Benefits
    • Membership allows the purchase of up to (2) tickets to Light Up the Night, at cost.
    • Recruitment social hosted by HHF.
    • Program meetings and unique experiences hosted by HHF/HCMC.
    • Networking opportunities with HHF Board members and other programs.

Group Leadership and Oversight

  • The Young Professionals Group is a program of Hennepin Health Foundation. The HHF Manager of Events and Programs will oversee this program with the HHF Director of Operations.
  • The Program will be served by a President. For the inaugural years 2016-2018, Brooke Moss will serve as President.
  • Group members to identify Secretary and Treasurer from within the group, and together develop a plan for leadership succession.
  • The President and select members will present their efforts at two HHF Board meetings each year.


  • Hennepin Health Foundation will budget a $5,000 annual investment towards program costs.

Code of Conduct

  • Our goal is to provide an open, inclusive, and friendly atmosphere where members can socialize, learn about HCMC through unique experiences, and dive into activities.
  • All members will complete volunteer onboarding and orientation.
  • Consistent disruptive, disrespectful behavior at meetings or activities may be cause for dismissal. Illegal activity is cause for immediate removal from membership.