Is it Worth It? The Pros and Cons of Volunteering

We all want to be valued members of our families, friends in our social groups, esteemed colleagues at our workplaces, and active members in our communities.  A great way to find and feel that value is to volunteer locally and/or online. Volunteering might not seem like it’s the best answer to fulfill this longing, because […]

LYP Announces 2018 Board of Directors

Lancaster Young Professionals would like to thank our members, sponsors and supporters for making 2017 a year for the books. We ‘kicked-off’ our Sports League, explored gorgeous Lancaster City during our 2nd Annual Urban Living Tour, held our 3rd Annual Red Rose Gala where we were transported to the 1920’s, awarded our 3rd Annual Lancaster Young […]

LYP Urban Living Tour: Explore Natasha’s Home

Natasha Henderson’s career with Apria Healthcare has her travelling all over the country, but the Lancaster County native was eager to call Lancaster City home.  “I knew I wanted to spend some time living in the city,” Natasha said. “I love Lancaster because it has all the benefits and walkability of a city but it isn’t overwhelming.  You won’t […]

LYP Urban Living Tour: Explore Michael’s home

Situated in the Northwest section of Lancaster City near the Chestnut Hill Café is a beautiful brick, Queen Anne Victorian style home built in 1894. What one would discover inside, however, is an eclectic, non-traditional mix between modern and hipster-esque shabby chic style, two furry friends named Bear and Baloo and the proud owner, Michael. Born […]

Showcase your Home on the 2017 Urban Living Tour!

  If your DVR is packed with episodes of Fixer Upper, your weekends are spent on home improvement projects, and you can’t turn down a trip to West Elm, we need you! LYP is in search of homes in the northwest end of Lancaster City to feature on the 2017 Urban Living Tour on Saturday, […]

LYP Announces 2017 Board of Directors

We at Lancaster Young Professionals would like to thank our members and supporters for making 2016 a year to remember. Our goals for 2017 will be discussed during our February Strategic Planning Meeting consisting of our executive board, directors and advisors. We have a lot in store for you this year, including our 2nd Annual Urban […]

WGAL interviews LYP about the upcoming Red Rose Gala

Lancaster Young Professionals’ Chase Hafer, Colleen Hofmann and AJ Eckman sat down with Meredith Jorgensen from WGAL News Channel 8 to discuss LYP’s 2015 Red Rose Gala and the Lancaster Young Influencer Award. To watch the full story, visit For more information about the Red Rose Gala, visit

LYP seeks “Lancaster Young Influencer Award” nominees

Lancaster Young Professionals is now seeking nominations for our first “Lancaster Young Influencer Award.” The winners will be announced at LYP’s inaugural Red Rose Gala on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Cork Factory Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. Young professional candidates must live or work in Lancaster County and show a deep commitment to […] features LYP community service chair Chris Dupkanick

Did you know LYP spent more than 600 hours volunteering in the community last year alone? In a recent opinion piece published on, Chris Dupkanick, LYP’s community service chair said, “volunteerism is a critical component to developing a vibrant, safe and enjoyable environment for all who live in Lancaster.” Help us beat that number in […]

Now accepting donations for Boy & Girls Club at all events

Did you know LYP is now accepting donations for Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster County at all our events? These items are “bought” by the kids at the end of each week using points they’ve earned throughout the week. We’re currently accepting hygiene products and other items such as: Toothpaste Body wash Soap Sunscreen […]