Harrisburg Young Professionals & The Hill Society Partner on New Kentucky Derby Event to Increase City-Living Opportunities

Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP), is pleased to announce the inaugural “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby style event in partnership with The Hill Society. The event will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the prominent, historic city venue, Historic King Mansion. 

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to join forces with The Hill Society & Historic King Mansion for a wonderful day of celebration and fun in Harrisburg,” says Renee Custer, HYP President. “Together, we represent three organizations that are dedicated to Harrisburg, and through this initiative we look forward to growing the Home in the City Program while continuing our mission to make Harrisburg a better place to live, work, and play.”

In 2020, HYP and The Hill Society are coming together for an exciting partnership to provide the Harrisburg region with a day to remember. This new event aims to raise funds for HYP’s Home in the City grant program, which provides $1,000 grants to HYP members purchasing homes in the City of Harrisburg. Through this partnership, the organizations hope to provide even more young professionals with an opportunity to purchase a home within the city limits of Harrisburg. With the beautiful river-front location of King’s Mansion, the event is sure to be a fun evening of celebration. More details will be released at HYP’s Annual Meeting on February 24th at 5:30PM at the Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts. All guests are encouraged to attend the HYP Annual Meeting to learn more and celebrate the 2019 accomplishments of HYP and the Harrisburg community. 

“We are very excited to be a part of this inaugural event benefiting HYPs Home in the City initiative,” says Joe Massaro, GM of the Hilton Harrisburg, home of The Hill Society. “Our members are committed to a strong Harrisburg economy and supporting HYPs work in this way is a natural fit.”

Since its inception, HYP has worked to increase the awareness of city living among young professionals  and provide access to the resources needed for its membership to do so. Through the HYP Home in the City Program, HYP has provided $75,000 to young professionals purchasing a home in the city of Harrisburg, helping 75 people call Harrisburg home. 


Harrisburg Young Professionals – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) is a group of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Harrisburg’s future as a great place to live, work and play. We are part of a movement that is breathing new life into urban areas and lessening the negative impact of suburban sprawl. We also work to prevent the migration of educated young people to larger cities (often referred to as “brain drain”) and to encourage those who have left to return to the Central Pennsylvania region.

The Hill SocietyThe Hilton Harrisburg is home to a unique kind of social club – The Hill Society. It’s a place for members and their guests to relax, unwind and engage with others in a casual setting that feels more like coming home than going out. Celebrate the good stuff. Wine. Food. Whiskey. Getaways and special events. Member benefits start at our valet stand, and continue into our club room. Book a trip, meet friends or family for dinner, or relax and unwind over a cocktail. Your haven awaits.

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