December 31, 2019
Dear YPLA Community,
We hope that we led an inclusive, interesting, and impactful calendar year for you — let’s take a look at our 2019 highlights:
We kicked-off the year with the 7th Annual North Meets South Mixer with AGBU YP Northern California, AGBU YP Arizona and AGBU YP Houston. Then, donated event proceeds during the Armenian American Museum televised telethon!
All the while, we were raising funds for the AGBU Women’s Empowerment Program in a global YP campaign, #Cycle4Women. With your generous support, we passed our initial fundraising goal of $10,000 and raised $13,000 of the worldwide YP total $51,000 — ranking LA #1 on the global campaign leaderboard. We celebrated in two sold out cycling sessions with 50 YPLA riders, while 32-global YP groups also cycled in their local cities over the same weekend!
Let’s not forget our two YPLA Speaker Series seminars, Tech & Startups and Artsakh War Veteran.
And, all six Thursday evenings YPs in LA spent together at BYOB: Bring Your Own Business cards.
We also collaborated with 15 partner organizations to host 1-joint seminar, 1-joint holiday drive, and 3-joint mixers!
All-Armenian Students Association
American University of Armenia
Armenian American Medical Society
Armenian American Museum
Armenian American Society of CPAs
Armenian Bar Association
Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America
Armenian Professional Network
Armenian Professional Society
Armenian Relief Society – Western USA
Armenian National Committee of America – Professional Network
Diaspora High Commissioner’s Office, Republic of Armenia
Tech on Tap
And, raised funds for 4 beneficiaries thanks to you!
AGBU Women’s Empowerment Program
AGBU Fund for Artsakh
AGBU Children’s Center
Armenian American Museum
All this took a lot of planning. Sometimes, your YPLA Board switched-up conference calls and ongoing group chats for fun group bonding!
And, other times, we hosted our meetings at local Armenian young professional businesses!
We also traveled around to support other AGBU groups and programs, like AGBU YP Northern California Winter Gala and AGBU FOCUS in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
All of this excitement building up to our first annual, signature event — YPLA Summer Soiree. Must we say, we mixed and mingled, brought in the Coconut Man, and set the mood for a when-is-the-next-one type evening with YPLA. This formal night of dinner and dancing had a sold out guest list, 7 event sponsors, and 2 in-kind donors.
Thank you for your support, YP Community. We look forward to 2020 with you!
AGBU YPLA Board