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

2021 YPC Grants

If you would like to make a gift to support the work of the Youth Philanthropy Committee, please go to our donate page.


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.

YPC Annual Retreat 2021

2021-22 YPC Officers

Case Trokhan, Badin High School 

Vice President

Ashley Waggoner, Badin High School 


Matthew Romans, Badin High School

Community Service

Emma Bucheit, Badin High School

Needs Assessment

Sophia Williams, Badin High School


Natalie Janssen, Ross High School


Chloe Christen, Hamilton High School

2021-22 YPC Members

Stephen T. Badin High School

Brayden Eldridge

Josie Halverson

Annie Whalen

Sophia Williams

Hamilton High School

Briella Combs

Kendall Pfeiffer Lee

Natalie Yarger

New Miami High School

Rylin Ciavarella

Jillian Proctor

Ava Sanders

Ross High School

Mia Jackson

Laney Johnson



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