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Young Professionals Board

The Sharks Foundation's Young Professionals Board (YPB) is made up of individuals (21 years of age or older) with less than four years of professional experience who are passionate about being active and philanthropic members of their community. Participation in the YPB allows its members to gain hands-on experience working side by side with the Sharks Foundation. If you are looking for a way to give back while showing your love for the Sharks we invite you to read further!

Mission Statement:

The Young Professionals Board is dedicated to supporting the Sharks Foundation's efforts to enhance the lives of youth and families in the community through engagement in Sharks Foundation activities, programs and events.


Members must attend 100% of board meetings which take place the first/second Thursday of every month (dependent on hockey schedule). Members are expected to execute the "Five-Hole Goal" program which include:

  1. As a group, execute a service event in November/December to align with the Foundation's Season of Giving campaign
  2. Attend the YPB holiday get together in December/January
  3. As a group, execute a 3rd party fundraising event
  4. Attend the YPB end of season party
  5. Assist with ALL Sharks Foundation signature fundraising events (3-4 per season)

Additionally each member is expected to commit a minimum of 5 hours of service per month by contributing to the following activities: working the Foundation Booth in-game auctions on game nights, selling Mystery Pucks on select game nights, assisting with our Street Rally beer booths, auction item solicitation for Foundation signature events, community appearances, assisting with fund-giving events such as Holiday Assist. As a member you will receive access to networking and volunteer opportunities, some SAP Center and Sharks ticket offers, and more! Most importantly, members are expected to take a proactive approach to being on the board and conduct themselves in a professional manner when representing the Sharks organization.

Commitment to Diversity:

The Sharks Foundation promotes full and equal participation for the YPB and is inclusive of professionals of varying gender, national origin, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity, and with disabilities. We recognize that our strength and success is due in large part to the diversity that our leadership brings and we are committed to continuing to increase the diversity of our membership and to assure that the YPB reflects the community it serves.

2019-20 Board Members:

Katy McCormack - President
Mycal Hixon - Vice President
Nathan To - Secretary
Mallory Barr - Rec Lead
Abby Walker
Alessandra Cain
Darien Lee
Dylan Bell
Emma Stainton
Katie Kuska
Kevin Ong
Mason McCloskey
Nathaleen Palomino
Ruby Lagunes
Vince DiPiero
Yelenna Arzu

Terms & How to Apply:

The YPB application opens each July. The interview and selection process is completed by the end of August. Each YPB member's term runs from September through May/June, depending on when the hockey season officially ends. There is an automatic two-term commitment when being accepted to the board with the option to transition to an alumni or ambassador role beyond the two terms.