Young Professionals Board

Who are we?

We are a group of service-driven young professionals who are dedicated to saving homeless pets by increasing awareness and raising funds for Great Plains SPCA’s (GPSPCA) lifesaving mission and serving as role models in our communities. As advocates committed to GPSPCA’s no-kill mission, YPB members help homeless pets through networking, volunteering and planning the YPB’s annual fundraising events, and engaging others to support our great organization.

Raising Awareness

GPSPCA is an independent no-kill shelter, supporting a 97% live release rate, guaranteeing life for 5,000 homeless animals, and providing lifesaving services for animals in the greater Kansas City area. GPSPCA exists because of the caring Kansas City community and generous donors. We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with a three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption and retention.


Each year, YPB hosts or takes part in several GPSPCA fundraising events, including…

  • Charity Bingo (February)
  • Pup Crawl (June)
  • Paws on the Prairie 5k (September)
  • Fall Back in Love with Great Plains (November)
  • 12 Bars of Charity (December)
  • Many more!

Board Requirements

In order to provide the critical support that GPSPCA needs to continue it’s life saving approach, board members are asked to complete specific board requirements during each year of membership.

Board Requirements:

  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation (within the first quarter of joining)
  • Attend a majority of meetings, without missing more than three consecutive meetings, which are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm
  • Attend at least one major YPB fundraising event per year
  • Be willing to secure any of the following for any of our YPB fundraising events:
    • In-kind donations, products or services.
    • Prize donations

These requirements help us secure life-saving funds for GPSPCA and are vital to the success of both our board in carrying out our mission.

Join us!

We are currently seeking new board members! Prior to submitting an application, please review our annual YPB Board Requirements outlined above.

To begin the application process, please download and complete the YPB Board Application. Once completed, please send your application and your resume to Once sent, a YPB representative will follow up with you shortly.

If you have additional questions and would like to set up a time to talk with our Leadership Team, please email us at

YPB Members

Miranda Pratt, President
Macy Marriott, Vice President  
John Park, Vice President 

Anna Adams, Secretary
Anna Gorczyca
Chelsea Tapken

Julia Feygin
Nicole McReeves 
Traci Martin

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