We are grateful to have Michael Cooper, the current Chair of the Board for 310 YP as our first member feature!
310 YP: What do you for a living and what do you enjoy most about what you do?
Michael: I am a business attorney with a law practice in Manhattan Beach. The reason my partner and I started our own firm was to focus on providing business owners and entrepreneurs with excellent business and legal advice. The most enjoyable aspect of our practice is the daily interaction with entrepreneurs. The excitement and enthusiasm our clients exhibit for their businesses are infectious and provides motivation for us every day.
310 YP: What inspired you to become a board member of 310 YP?
Michael: As a South Bay resident and business owner, I have found myself involved with a number of different causes and organizations. The common thread throughout all of my volunteer activity is a focus on our community and philanthropic giving. 310 YP is a great way to expand my professional network. The opportunity to be a founding member of the board was exciting and I am still so proud of what we have accomplished since 310 YP’s launch such a short time ago.
310 YP: What hobbies do you have?
Michael: Until 5 months ago, my answer would have been golf, running, spending time at the beach and USC athletics. My wife and I welcomed twins last October, so my hobby is now spending time with the babies and trying to enjoy as much time with them as possible – they grow and change so quickly!
310 YP: What are the charitable donations goals for 310 YP this year?
Michael: In our first fiscal year 2013, we were fortunate to be able to donate more than $12,000 to local charities throughout the 310 area code. We have an ambitious board of directors this year and our 2014 goal is to exceed last year’s totals by raising close to $20,000. We strongly believe that we have laid the groundwork to attract more young professionals to help attain our 2014 donations goal. I am ecstatic about 2014 and I look forward to working hard to make that happen!
Meet other young professionals like Michael at our first 310 YP mixer!
- March 27
- Blind Barber, Culver City
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