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YMBL Benefits

 With more than 210 active members and a growing alumni base, the YMBL facilitates the most established network of young businessmen in Austin, providing a platform for members to connect through a variety of social and service opportunities, cultivating life-long personal and professional relationships. In addition to hosting events such as the Austin Under 40 Awards (in partnership with the Young Women’s Alliance) and the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run, the YMBL also hosts an Annual Golf Classic, Spring and Fall Flings and offers various activity groups for members to connect around the hobbies they enjoy, such as golf, hunting and fishing and the YMBL BBQ Team.
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Through our monthly Speaker Series, the YMBL continues to build better businessmen and active community leaders. Monthly lunches and dinners have featured speakers ranging from elected officials to corporate executives, entrepreneurs to community activists and beyond.

Members of the YMBL use professional skills, fundraising abilities, and volunteer time to further the mission of the Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC) in addition to overseeing its operation. Founded in 1928, the Austin Sunshine Camps provide enrichment opportunities for more than 850 low-income boys and girls of Austin and surrounding areas every summer and many more through year-round leadership and mentoring programs. The mission of the ASC is to create a better future and stronger community through mentoring, education and personal development of our low- income youth. Since the inception of the Austin Sunshine Camps in 1928, the YMBL has provided valuable development programs and memorable summer camp experiences for more than 47,000 children. The Young Men’s Business League’s major philanthropic endeavor in time and money is the Austin Sunshine Camps.

    Membership Expectations

    We are looking for dedicated members who are ready to give back to the Austin community. Below are the minimum expectations for all our members:

    • Raise at least $500 to send one kid to the Austin Sunshine Camps
    • Attend four Austin Sunshine Camp events during the summer
    • Volunteer or participate in the Austin Sunshine Run
    • Pay renewal dues of $250 annually
    • Submit a background check annually

    Application Process

    Applications will open Monday, August 12. They are due by Friday, August 23at 11:59pm. The board will review each application to ensure we accept men who exhibit the qualities of the YMBL Man. The application fee of $350 includes first year dues. All applicants must pass a background check.


    Potential members are required to meet with a member of the recruitment committee to be accepted into YMBL. It is strongly encouraged to attend at least one of the follow recruitment events (registration required) to meet the recruitment committee and other YMBL members:

    • Saturday, August 10: Austin Sunshine Camp Tour
    • Sunday, August 11: Austin Sunshine Camp Tour
    • Thursday, August 15: Kick-off Happy Hour
    • Saturday, August 17: Open House Zilker Lodge
    • Thursday, August 22: Coffee Connections

    If you are not able to attend a recruitment event, please e-mail membership@austinymbl.org and we will do our best to coordinate a time for you to meet with our recruitment chair.


    Notification of our Fall 2019 Cohort will be released no later than Friday, September 6.


    The Fall 2019 Cohort is then expected to attend New Member Orientation on Thursday, September 19 at 8am.


    If you have any questions, please contact membership@austinymbl.org.


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