What we're about

Mission: CSP's mission is to attract and unite a group of active and civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Charlottesville's future as a great place to live, work, and play. CSP focuses on socializing with the group and continually being involved in the community.

Overview:

Charlottesville Social Professionals (formally CYP) was founded in 1998 by a few area professionals, with the support of some large corporations and local businesses, determined to attract and retain like-minded individuals around the area. Our members love to get together to enhance our lives and community through camaraderie, patronage, learning, and charitable efforts. Most of all, we have fun! Our members represent a vast array of the area's workforce, including the arts, administration, architecture, education, engineering, finance, food service, government, law, marketing, manufacturing, medicine, media, technology, the trades and other non-profits. CSP's frequent events include, but aren't limited to, membership parties, charity days, group brunch, lunch, and dinners, happy hours, a kickball team, pub crawls, fundraisers, game nights, and attending events in our community just to name a few! Every year members volunteer for the CSP Board of Directors which leads our organization.

CSP is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. The Charlottesville Social Professionals (CSP) originally was founded as the Charlottesville Young Professionals (CYP) in 1999. To communicate greater inclusiveness and diversity of membership, CYP officially became CSP in 2015. It's membership is open to adults of any age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious background, sexual orientation, and ability.

Events and other membership benefits are made possible through membership dues, sponsorships by local businesses, and other fundraising efforts. We encourage you to sign up and attend one or two events to see if our group is a good fit for you. If so, we ask for annual membership dues of $20 to gain access to more events as well as other membership benefits. Our fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31st each year. These dues can be paid by cash, check, PayPal (online payment includes a service charge).

To pay dues online, visit https://goo.gl/gUEcwj

Contact us for more information about CSP, our events, or to join:

Website: http://cvillesocialprofessionals.org (http://cvillesocialprofessionals.org/)

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/cspinc

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cspcville

Email: cspsurvey@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSPCville

Upcoming events (5)

Members Only - Happy Hour at Belmont Pizza

Belmont Pizza & Pub

Join Meredith at our Sponsor, Belmont Pizza, for fun conversation, drinks and dinner. If you are a paid member for the[masked] membership year, please join us. If you are not currently a paid member, you are welcome to attend this event by submitting your dues that evening. Space is limited. We will sit outside on the deck. Charlottesville Social Professionals is a membership-driven, community-oriented organization with annual dues of only $20. We encourage you to help keep us hosting events like this one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you at this event. Click here https://goo.gl/gUEcwj to join, here for our social calendar, and here https://www.meetup.com/cspinc/about/ for additional information on CSP membership benefits.

Virtual Halloween Party

Online event

Feeling like celebrating Halloween but not sure how to do it this year considering the pandemic? Well, CSP has the solution for you!! We are hosting an online Halloween party via Zoom. Don your costume (no mask required), belly up to your preferred electronic device, and be prepared to laugh to vivid cyber conversation! If all goes well, there may be Halloween inspired social games and a costume contest to boot. No costume, no worries. Join in the fun anyway! Just because 2020 sucks, doesn't mean Halloween has to also. Charlottesville Social Professionals is a membership-driven, community-oriented organization with annual dues of only $20. We encourage you to help keep us hosting events like this one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you at this event. If you choose to pay your membership dues ($20) for this event, $5 will automatically go to The Haven Shelter, hence your dues would actually be only $15 for this special event. Click here https://goo.gl/gUEcwj to join, here for our social calendar, and here https://www.meetup.com/cspinc/about/ for additional information on CSP membership benefits.

Annual Halloween Pub Crawl

Downtown Mall

Calling all costumes! CSP will be once again frolicking and crawling (socially distance style) around the Downtown Mall outdoor area for our annual pub crawl. Bring your bling, ghoulish charm, festive spirit and of course masks are allowed! Costumes are not required but encouraged. We will be collecting donations for a local charity (The Haven Shelter) as well so please bring a minimum donation of $5 to support the cause. CSP will match donations collected. Locations for the pub crawl: Livery Stable 8:00-9:00 PM, Miller's 9:00-10:00 PM, and then end at Rapture 10:00-11:00 PM. Come on out and plan to don your Halloween persona! Charlottesville Social Professionals is a membership-driven, community-oriented organization with annual dues of only $20. We encourage you to help keep us hosting events like this one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you at this event. If you choose to pay your membership dues ($20) for this event, $5 will automatically go to The Haven, hence your dues would actually be only $15 for this special event. Click here https://goo.gl/gUEcwj to join, here for our social calendar, and here https://www.meetup.com/cspinc/about/ for additional information on CSP membership benefits.

Historical Walking Tour

Charlottesville

Come out and enjoy the Fall weather in Charlottesville by walking around and learning more about an area of our lovely city for about an hour-90-minute tour. Michele will be your guide through this historical/educational journey back in time when Jefferson and the like roamed our beautiful streets. The area of town we will cover is mid-town/West Main Street and the areas surrounding it. • What to bring: Please bring a water bottle, walking shoes, and a desire to learn more about our wonderful city's history! If anyone is interested, we will head to an early dinner or a snack at a nearby restaurant after the walking tour. Charlottesville Social Professionals is a membership-driven, community-oriented organization with annual dues of only $20. We encourage you to help keep us hosting events like this one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you at this event. Click here https://goo.gl/gUEcwj to join, here for our social calendar, and here https://www.meetup.com/cspinc/about/ for additional information on CSP membership benefits.

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Online Game Night

Online event

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