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 parties, 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.

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.

The Young Affiliates of the Mint are pleased to present Fall Ball 2016: Join the Madness

Come dance the night away at this black tie fairytale experience that even the Mad Hatter wouldn’t miss. Enjoy petit fours, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a DJ while admiring the Mint's galleries and the skyline view from the 5th floor Grand Room. All proceeds from the event will be used to help offset the cost of student tours.

Early Bird Member Tickets: $80
Early Bird Non-Member Tickets: $100
Available from September 1st to October 9th

Regular Tickets go on sale October 10th
Member Ticket: $100
Non-Member Ticket: $120

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Whitney Feld

President

Al Benthal

Vice President

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Joshua Bacchus

Derby Days Co-Chair

Virginia Wooten

Derby Days Co-Chair

Ashley Poston Harmon

Fall Ball Co-Chair

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kristen taylor hines

Fall Ball Co-Chair

lauren harkey

Development Co-Chair

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RJ Johnson

Development Co-Chair

kendra cheeseman

Artitudes Co-Chair

Natalie Mayer

Artitudes Co-Chair

Ryan Corte

Membership Co-Chair

Ron Charlot

Membership
Co-Chair

Roy Koppleman

Cultural Partnerships
Co-Chair

Derek Bastien

Social Co-Chair

Farai Gwata

Social Co-Chair

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Margaret Strickland

Digital & Social Media Chair

Lyndsay Cooper

Graphic Design Chair