WHO WE ARE

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 COMMUNITY IMPACT 

The Young Affiliates make substantial donations of tangible and intangible goods to the Mint Museum each year. To date, we 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, we 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.

MORE REASONS 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.

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Lauren harkey

PRESIDENT

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virginia Wooten

VICE PRESIDENT

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derek Bastien

TREASURER

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joshua baccus

SECRETARY

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al Benthall

PAST PRESIDENT

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satie munn

FALL BALL CO-CHAIR

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amorette mangum

FALL BALL CO-CHAIR

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Stefan Friend

DEVELOPMENT CO-CHAIR

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marci stewart

DEVELOPMENT CO-CHAIR

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jessica welles

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR

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Shaun Shah

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR

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Chelsey Sanderson

DERBY DAYS CO-CHAIR

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Emanuel Nasui

DERBY DAYS CO-CHAIR

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Claudia PAscual

MEMBER RELATIONS  
CO-CHAIR

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Will Ferrand

MEMBER RELATIONS 
CO-CHAIR

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Margaret Strickland

ART SHOW CO-CHAIR

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Kate Mattox

ART SHOW CO-CHAIR

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ginny talley

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR

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kelley brackett

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR

 

Photo Credit: Nick Bossi