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Young Professional Leaders

All Level 100% tax-deductible

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Oriental Institute Young Professional Leaders
All Level 100% tax-deductible

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. Through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteering, the YPL actively strengthens the Oriental Institute’s efforts to study and preserve the archaeological heritage of the Middle East. 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.

Young Professional Leaders

What We Do

YPL members use their creativity, knowledge, innovation, and professional skills to advance the Oriental Institute. The YPL supports the institute's programs through event-based fundraising activities. YPL members use part of the money they raise to award grants to Oriental Institute projects of their choosing. YPL members also serve as ambassadors for the Oriental Institute, increasing awareness of the institute’s work and engaging new audiences through outreach events.

Benefits of Membership

  • Attend unique educational and social programs at the Oriental Institute.
  • Partner with one of the world’s premier research institutions and museums devoted to the study of the ancient Middle East. Meet scholars and researchers and even work on ongoing archaeological digs.
  • Play an active role in engaging new audiences in the work of the Oriental Institute.
  • Learn about the nonprofit sector, development and fundraising practices, and planning special events
  • Develop and strengthen your professional and leadership skills
  • Cultivate your potential for joining a board of directors in the nonprofit community
  • Network with other like-minded young professionals
  • Plus, get all standard benefits of Oriental Institute membership

YPL Requirements

  • Give or get a membership contribution of $250
  • Be between the ages of 22 and 45
  • Attend a minimum of 4 quarterly meetings
  • Help plan, support, and attend YPL events
  • Actively encourage people to visit, support, and connect with the Oriental Institute.

Downloadable information on Young Professional Leader
2014 YPL Calendar of Events

Revised: December 6, 2013

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