The Red Rose Gala is a unique event devoted exclusively to Lancaster’s young professionals. The event affords attendees the opportunity to learn more about Lancaster Young Professionals and its mission to build relationships with local community leaders, encourage member and non-members to become more involved in the organization and the community and honor two exemplary young professionals with the Lancaster Young Influencer Award.
Our 2017 Gala will be held on Friday, September 8th. Details and tickets will be available mid-to-late July, so stay tuned!
Lancaster Young Influencer Award
During the Red Rose Gala, the Lancaster Young Influencer Award is presented to one male and one female young professional who live or work in Lancaster County and demonstrate a deep commitment to the community through volunteerism, as well as success in the workplace. Congratulations to our 2016 recipients – Maian Ly of Wells Fargo and Will Kiefer of Bench Mark Program.
The Red Rose Gala Through The Years
In 2016, Lancaster Young Professionals hosted its 2nd Annual Red Rose Gala on October 20th at the gorgeous Excelsior in downtown Lancaster. Emceed by WGAL News Reporter and LYP Member Meredith Jorgenson, she shared her experiences with pursuing her dream of starting her own business (Life and Legacies) while using her networking abilities and working full-time. Also, Lentz Films debuted a 7-minute video featuring board members and committee members of how they are impacting the Lancaster community though LYP. During the gala, the Lancaster Young Influencer Award was presented to its 2016 recipients, Maian Ly of Wells Fargo and Josh Kiefer of Bench Mark Program.
In 2015, the Lancaster Young Professionals held its inaugural Red Rose Gala on Wednesday, October 28th at the Cork Factory Hotel. Emceed by WGAL News Anchor and LYP Board Member Danielle Woods, the 2015 Red Rose Gala featured two influential community speakers, Bob Shoemaker from the Lancaster City Alliance and Lisa Riggs from the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. During the gala, the Lancaster Young Influencer Award was presented to its 2015 recipients, Joshua Funk of Annie Bailey’s/TFB Restaurants and Co. and Nicole Vasquez of That Shuu Girl Boutique. Proceeds raised during the silent auction portion of the event were donated to A Week Away, as selected by the award recipients. Special thank you our sponsors for making our first-ever gala such a success.