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 Info

We have found that those members who get involved get the most out of YMBL. We are looking for diverse and talented young professionals willing to bring their unique skills to enhance the lives of Austin's at-risk youth. Members enjoy the rewards of enhancing the lives of Austin youth while developing lasting friendships and cultivating business connections. Wondering where to start? Here are our suggestions:

  • Attend New Member Meetings
  • Attend YMBL lunches and happy hours
  • Participate in camper pickup
  • Attend summer lunches with the campers
  • Join a committee or junto group
  • Attend Zilker and Travis workdays
  • Attend special events
  • Participate in tutoring for students that need help
  • Run in our Sunshine Run or volunteer

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by the board to ensure we accept men who correctly exhibit the qualities of the YMBL Man. Once an applicant has submitted his application and payment, they’ll be invited to meet with our Recruiting Chair, attend different YMBL events, and to meet members getting their name out.  After each window, we’ll announce the new class at the following YMBL event on the schedule. First year dues are $350 with $100 going towards the new member retreat

Important: Getting your application submitted and your first year’s dues paid puts you on the list to become a provisional member after the next acceptance window

Once an applicant has become a provisional member, they’ll be asked to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Raise enough money for at least one kid to attend the Austin Sunshine Camps for free ($500)
  • Attend one Austin Sunshine Camp event during the summer (ie: canoe night, carnival night, camper pick up etc)
  • Volunteer at one YMBL event (ie. Serve on a planning committee, help out at the door, hand out raffle tickets etc.)
  • Pay renewal dues of $250 annually

For the next few weeks we are holding off on accepting new members through our online registration system. If you are interested in joining we ask that you send an email to and our new member team will discuss next steps.

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