GREENVILLE, SC – October 3, 2011 – Young Philanthropists (YP), a subgroup of United Way of Greenville County’s Palmetto Society, are accepting nominations to recognize mentors who are making a difference for young professionals in Greenville County. The YP Mentor of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have served as a trusted counselor, an influential supporter and advisor in their career and life.
“Studies have shown that having a mentor is a top factor affecting an employee’s success, career satisfaction and whether they stay with an organization,” said Kim Kegler, United Way’s YP committee member and Chairperson of the YP Mentor of the Year Program. “This community needs a way to recognize leaders who make a difference in the lives of young professionals that are in need of a mentor to help them succeed in their career.”
Criteria for selection is based on the following areas:
1. the characteristics of the mentor; and
2. the impact the mentor has made in the mentee’s business/professional life
United Way YP Mentor of the Year nominations are due October 15, 2011 and applications are available online. To request a hard copy call Carrie Morningstar at 864-467-3528 or e-mail [email protected].
The YP Mentor of the Year and three finalists will be named on February 23, 2012 during the Michelin North America YP Mentor of the Year ceremony. Herman Boone, upon whom the movie Remember the Titans was based, will be the keynote speaker for the awards banquet.
Young Philanthropists (YP), a subgroup of United Way of Greenville County’s Palmetto Society, are donors age 40 and under who contribute $1,000 or more annually in support of United Way of Greenville County. Last year, 537 members contributed $746,003 to our community. YP was created in 1999 to encourage more young people to begin planning their philanthropy and to provide opportunities to engage in the community and with each other.