More than 120 budding philanthropists, from industries as diverse as engineering and finance, hit NYLO South Side for the Young Professionals for Parkland (YP4P) kickoff event. It was an opportunity for prospective members to learn exactly how this new group supports Parkland Hospital.
Attendees sipped cocktails in the lobby and signed up for a chance to win a hard-hat tour of the new Parkland facility in July. YP4P founder and president Vidya Ayyr set the party in motion with a few opening words about the group and its mission to “help the county, heal the community” before turning it over to new Parkland CEO Dr. Fred Cerise.
Cerise expressed his gratitude for the crowd’s support of Parkland’s work and said he was impressed in general with the city’s attitude toward Parkland and public health. Guests then made their way to the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge to savor bites and take in the views of the Dallas skyline.
YP4P is open to young professionals ages 21-45, regardless of profession. YP4P will host service-related projects and various networking events, with the aim to cultivate learning about health-related issues. There are no membership dues to join; however, anyone is welcome to make a donation, which will go toward the group’s annual beneficiary.