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.


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: info@cvillesocialprofessionals.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSPCville

Upcoming events (4)

Tailgate Thursday at Stinson Vineyards!

Stinson Winery

Come out to a beautiful vineyard near Crozet for music and conversation with old friends and new! Join Meredith for this fun event. There will be live entertainment to sooth your soul. Also, there will be fired-up grills for anything you want to bring. And did I mention it's a vineyard? Drink ye plenty of lovely wine too, so carpooling is recommended. Use the comments section to arrange or offer rides. More info on Stinson's Tailgate Thursdays here: http://stinsonvineyards.com/news-events/

Belk Charity Day


• What we'll do It's Belk's seasonal Charity Day sale! Join CSP and other nonprofits raise funds while getting some swag at a bargain for yourself! How does Charity Day work? Purchase Charity Day tickets from CSP member, Michele Carragan, for $5 each, and use your tickets to earn up to 70% discounts plus your $5 back at the register. Ticket revenues benefit participating nonprofits, and you get reduced prices almost store-wide, including products that are normally not on sale. Multiple tickets may be applied to different departments. Belk also allows customers to set aside items in advance for future purchase on Charity Day. If you are unable to get tickets ahead of time, no worries, you can purchase them all morning the day of the sale. So, come on out and get shopping done while helping CSP and other local charities!!

Fridays After 5 (on a Thursday!)

Sprint Pavilion

Join Katie and others for a fun-filled evening of live music and festivities. This is the last one of the season and please note that it is actually on Thursday 9/5 (there is a UVA game on Friday so FaF has been moved to a day prior) https://www.facebook.com/events/2756203824454590/ To see the line up for that night, please check out: http://www.sprintpavilion.com/events-tickets/fridays-after-five-line-up Come join us for this fun and relaxed end to the work-week!

CSP Summer Membership Party at Pen Park!

Pen Park

Join CSP in celebration of Summer for our annual Membership and Summer Party at Pen Park at our own private picnic shelter! Food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided. People are welcome to bring a snack or dessert to share. CSP will provide the main dish as well as other side dishes. This is the first event of the new CSP fiscal year so dues are $20 and cover your membership until September 2020. Renewing members and new members are welcome to pay your dues at this event. If you want to come but not become a member that day, bring $10 to help cover the cost of food and beverages. If you become a CSP member/renew your membership within a week of the party, that $10 goes towards the $20 membership fee! Bring 2 friends with you and get entered in a drawing to win a prize package! Please bring any field games you'd like to play! Pen Park has a kickball field and a volleyball court, and we'll have space for Giant Jenga, cornhole, ladder ball, horseshoes, or any other fun games CSPers would like to bring! Hope to see you there!

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Sunday Brunch at The Fitzroy!

The Fitzroy

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