CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend (YBPCB) honored an accomplished member of the community at their fourth annual Superhero Dinner fundraising event held October 15 at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center in downtown Corpus Christi. More than 230 people were in attendance at this year’s event honoring Rosie Collin, Director of Community Relations for the Port of Corpus Christi.
YBPCB hosts the yearly event to honor a superhero in our community and to raise funds for the Young Business Professionals Young Leader Endowment. The YBPCB is an organization founded by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in partnership with the City of Corpus Christi and the Port of Corpus Christi.
Collin has previously worked for CITGO and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Her superhero name, “Rosie the Revitalizer,” was based off of “Rosie the Riveter” from World War II and the 1940s. Collin was chosen as this year’s superhero because of her “roll-up your sleeves and get work done” persona.
The YBPCB, an organization centered in the Coastal Bend, is committed to improving our city and its workforce by promoting educational and professional advancement among emerging business leaders. The group seeks to give young professionals the opportunity to meet and grow their business network through various events, activities and mentorships.
The event raised more than $7,000 for the YBP Young Leader Endowment, created to eventually fund a full-time position for the YBP. Through this endowment, YBP’s goal is to become a fully-functioning non-profit organization.
For more information on YBPCB, go to ybp.tamucc.edu.