Join DC’s Next Generation Of Philanthropists

Become Part Of SOME’s Young Professionals’ Network and Build A Legacy

Our Young Professionals Network (YPN) is an engaged group of individuals aged 21 to 40 who support SOME as fundraisers, volunteers, advocates, and ambassadors. Since its inception, YPN has raised over $3 million to assist our DC neighbors in finding paths out of poverty. Its members participate in a myriad of activities, including special events, professional development programs, days of service, and volunteer initiatives. We are now gearing up for our first event of the season this May, learn more using the link below!

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Get Involved

  • Advocate for SOME via volunteerism, advocacy, and fundraising 
  • Gain access to a community of emerging and talented young professionals across sectors 
  • Benefit from professional development opportunities and experiences that may lead to nonprofit leadership and board member positions
  • Enjoy year-round social and networking events and opportunities
  • Assist in planning and coordinating SOME activities and fundraisers, such as the annual  Spring Fling Fundraising Gala 
  • Advise on new ways to engage with various stakeholders, partners, and donors
  • Bring greater awareness and attention to priorities in the fight against poverty and homelessness

Michael Swisher
Michael Swisher
2024 Chair
Michael is a dedicated young professional in Washington, D.C. and currently works for The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, he worked for Wells Fargo in New York City. As a native of the greater Washington area, Michael has been aware of SOME and their mission for many years. He is excited to continue working with the organization to serve members of the community. Outside of work, Michael enjoys running and will be competing in his first marathon in 2024. Michael holds a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.