Who are The Young Affiliates?

We're a diverse group of young professionals promoting and supporting the Mint Museum through cultural, social, leadership, and fundraising activities and events. Established in 1990, we're the premier social arts organization for young professionals in Charlotte.

Our Mission:

To introduce members to the resources available at the Mint, and develop appreciation of the arts through a wide variety of programs including gallery openings, receptions, annual fund-raising events, membership meetings, and after-work educational seminars.

Our Impact:

The Young Affiliates make substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to The Mint Museum each year. To date, the Young Affiliates have made eight acquisitions, including a photograph by Annie Leibovitz and outstanding pieces of contemporary craft purchased at the American Craft Council Craft Fair. These artworks are held in the permanent collection of the Mint with credit to the Young Affiliates. At present, the Young Affiliates have committed to raising funds to offset the cost of free school tours of the Mint Museum for school-aged children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. These tours inspire a new generation of artists and art enthusiasts who will make Charlotte a more vibrant community.

Need More Reason to Join?

As a member of the Young Affiliates of the Mint, you get discounted pricing for our larger fundraisers like Fall Ball and Derby Days. We also offer discounts through our partnerships and reciprocal membership to museums across the country. Learn More. 

Join a Committee

Looking to get more out of your Young Affiliates membership and meet new people? Consider joining a committee. Help engage the community with North Carolina’s oldest art museum and leave your footprint on Charlotte’s cultural campus.





Vice President



joshua baccus


whitney feld

Past President


satie munn

Fall Ball Co-Chair


Ryan corte

Development Co-Chair

Ron charlot

Development Co-Chair

kendra cheeseman

Cultural Engagement Chair

Christian Hidden

Cultural Engagement Vice Chair

Lauren Rieger

Cultural Engagement Vice Chair

derek bastein


rj johnson

Membership Co-Chair


virginia wooten

Derby Days Chair

seth adamson

Derby Days Vice Chair


Margaret Strickland

Art Show Chair


     Alumni Relations Chair