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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993

We are Philanthropists!

YEP members benefit from multiple opportunities to build leadership, communication, social, and analytical skills. High school youth from all across DeKalb County join to learn more about philanthropy in the community where they live. In May of each year, the YEP grants approximately $12,500 to nonprofit and community organizations for a variety of youth serving programs and projects in DeKalb County.

Learn more about Youth Engaged in Philanthropy >

2020-2021 YEP Members

YEP Executive Committee

Drew Donahoe


Chair, Sycamore High School

Alyssa Scudder


Vice Chair, Indian Creek High School

Oliver Keicher


Grants Chair, Sycamore High School

Maggie Roberts


Outreach Chair, Somonauk High School

Ava Polz


Membership Chair, Sycamore High School

Mason Dukes


Donor Relations & Fundraising Chair, Sycamore High School

2020-2021 YEP Members

  • Alexa Anderson
  • Abbie Andrews
  • Megan Baker
  • Zoey Beach
  • Caroline Bend
  • Nicholas Biundo
  • Anthony Biundo
  • Sam Crutcher
  • Will Donahoe
  • Drew Donahoe
  • Vanessa Duffy
  • Quin Dukes
  • Mason Dukes
  • Caden Emmert
  • Natalie Fox
  • Danny Franzene
  • Donny Gramer

2020-2021 YEP Members (continued)

  • PJ Gutknecht
  • Evan Harrelson
  • Georgia Harrelson
  • Gregory Harrelson
  • Addie Heinisch
  • Natalie Heth
  • Dai'Jana Hill
  • Jillian Keck
  • Brianna Keegan
  • Oliver Keicher
  • Isabella Kirchmann
  • Elizabeth Kleckner
  • Michael Kocher
  • Katelyn Kolkebeck
  • Daniel Martin
  • Susana Martin

2020-2021 YEP Members (continued)

  • Thomas McComb
  • Megan McConnaughay
  • Morgan McGraw
  • Will Naftzger
  • Ja'Mari Newell
  • Hope Nordbrock
  • Blake Novinsky
  • Avery O'Brien
  • Grace Parks
  • Ava Polz
  • Joey Puleo
  • Margaret Roberts
  • Charlie Roots
  • Molly Sapita
  • Robbie Sapita

2020-2021 YEP Members (continued)

  • Thomas Schramer
  • Jarik Scott
  • Alyssa Scudder
  • Owen Simmons
  • Luke Templin
  • Erin Templin
  • Hussein Thahab
  • Heaven Thomas
  • Maddie Voorhis
  • Ritta Wi
  • Josephine Wilson
  • Audrey Witte
  • Lucas Woodbury

2020-2021 Adult Advisors

Noah Nordbrock

YEP Staff Advisor


Brenda Jergens

YEP Board Advisor


Dan Templin

YEP Staff Advisor, YEP 2.Pro Committee


Marc Hooks

YEP Staff Advisor, Fundraising Committee