A Legacy of Achievement.  A Future of Possibilities. 

Youth Making an Impact

Hamilton Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC) is a group of 20 students from Badin, Hamilton, New Miami and Ross high schools. Foundation staff and local educators serve as the group's advisors.

YPC student members learn to:

  • Research community issues and needs affecting young people
  • Plan and conduct meetings effectively
  • Make decisions based on teamwork and group consensus
  • Evaluate the merits of grant proposals
  • Make decisions to approve or decline grant proposals

Organizations supported by our grant making

   2018 YPC Grants


The Youth Philanthropy Committee meets monthly during the school day, typically at the Michael J. Colligan Lodge at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Various subcommittees meet as needed.

Michael Rivera, Vice President and Morgan Mayer, President

2018-19 YPC Officers

Morgan Mayer, Hamilton High School

Vice President

Michael Rivera, Ross High School 

Community Service

Isabelle Munafo, Badin High School


Daniel Sutton, Hamilton High School

Speakers Bureau

Levi Grimm, Ross High School

Needs Assessment

Marylynn Koons, Ross High School

2018-19 YPC Members

Stephen T. Badin High School

Emma Bucheit

Garrett Eldridge

Ryan Kirkendall

Case Trokhan

Ashley Waggoner

Lance Wetta

Hamilton High School

Brooke Barney

Victoria Hacker

Brooklynn Hall

Kendall Lee

Grace Taylor

New Miami High School

Nickolas Jackson Acus

Sierra Ivy

Jaron Phillips

Jillian Proctor

Ross High School

Micah Levitsky

Ellie Naehring

Matthew Romans


 Interested in the Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee?  Fill out the YPC New Member App and email to Katie Braswell.