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Project Open Hand’s Young Professionals Council works to elevate the power of philanthropy that exists among our peers.

Through volunteer opportunities, fundraising initiatives and local events, Young Professionals Council (YPC) strives to support the mission of Project Open Hand by promoting passion for food justice and engage young professionals in activities that contribute to building a healthier community. YPC develops the next generation of civic leaders who are passionate about food justice in the Bay Area.


YPC membership is open to anyone who is interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors and the critically-ill in our community. Benefits of YPC membership include exclusive invitations to periodic networking events, personal enrichment, and an opportunity to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for the sick and vulnerable through nutritious meals.

By joining the Young Professionals Council at a crucial time in Project Open Hand's development, you will help steward the organizations history, while guiding Project Open Hand toward a strong future. Send us an email to find out when our next monthly meeting will be held, or check our events calendar to find out where our next happy hour mixer will be.


Executive board members work with Project Open Hand staff and board of directors to develop and manage activities and recruit and retain YPC members.

Executive Board

A.J. Torre, President 

Annie Guo, Vice President

Jarrod Wong, Treasurer (The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)




Committee Heads

Mary Jeffries, Recruitment, Pinterest

Michelle Pan, Membership, Hotaling & Co.

Gonzalo Solis, Volunteer, Advent Software




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