Young Professional Leaders

The Oriental Institute's Young Professional Leaders (YPL) group is a vibrant community of young people who support the overall mission and programs of the Oriental Institute. This special membership category is designed to give emerging civic leaders a meaningful way to engage with the Oriental Institute, one of Chicago leading cultural institutions. The YPL is intended for anyone between the ages of 22-45 who wants to learn more about the ancient Middle East while participating in exclusive educational, social, and volunteer activities with some of the world’s foremost academics.


Antwane Lee, Co-Chair
Allison G. Fortune, Treasurer

Benefits of Membership

Young Professional Leader members receive the benefits of Associate members, invitations to engaging programs, and opportunities to network and socialize with peers at a special series of YPL events.


A Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a fundraiser benefiting the Oriental Institute Museum Feature Exhibits.

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2015 Calendar of Events

Members are encouraged to use programming as an opportunity to introduce prospective members to the Oriental Institute