From Ashley Hood-Morley, Chair of the UK College of Engineering Young Alumni Philanthropy Council:
Fellow young alumni, the College of Engineering helped pave the path for success in our careers and now, the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council (YAPCO) unlocks a unique opportunity to guide us through this next phase of life where we can give back to the College and the next generation of leaders. Joining the Council provides an excellent avenue for remaining connected with the College, including opportunities to engage with faculty and staff, current and potential students, the top alumni leaders on the Dean’s Advisory Council, and other young engineering professionals. There has never been a better way to give back to the College of Engineering – I encourage you to join us as part of the 2023-2024 class!
What is the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council?
The purpose of this Council is to assist in the fulfillment of the mission of the College of Engineering Office of Alumni & Philanthropy. Their mission is to inspire supporters to create a world that works by providing life-changing opportunities for future generations.
Am I eligible to join? How can I get involved?
This Council is open to any engineering alum, with an emphasis on those graduating within the last 20 years (2023). There are no term limits; however, individuals must re-apply each year.
What are the expectations of Council members?
To be considered an active member of the Council, you must donate $1,050 to UK College of Engineering each year that you serve. This can be paid in monthly installments of $87.50/month. All donations will be pooled, and Council members will vote on what the funding supports each year. Please note that a portion of your gift may be endowed. Additionally, you must serve as an Alumni Ambassador or an Alumni Mentor. Finally, you must attend at least one of two meetings on campus per year.
Timeline for 2023-2024 Class
Friday, October 20, 2023
Friday, April 19, 2024
Awarded Funding for the 2023-2024 Year
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Paducah)
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- ChemE Car Team
- Funkhouser Revitalization Project
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers (Paducah)
- Society of Biomaterials