Emerging Leaders United

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United Way’s Young Leaders Society (formerly Emerging Leaders United) is a network of passionate young professionals creating lasting impact in their communities. Young Leaders Society (YLS) is specifically designed to foster and develop today’s early to mid-career professionals into tomorrow’s community leaders while establishing a relationship for future giving. YLS provides the opportunity for members to enhance their skills to succeed at work and in the community. We focus on leadership development, volunteering, and networking.

Membership is available to donors ages 45 or younger who pledge a minimum annual gift of $500 to United Way. In 2017, YLS had over 760 members from more than 50 companies in local communities.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Networking with like-minded professionals
  • Leadership development from key business and community leaders
  • Volunteer engagements impacting areas of education, financial stability, and health
  • Quarterly newsletter from United Way highlighting the impact made in the community through your annual membership investment

For more information about YLS, please contact:
Kate Keene
Director, Major Giving
Email Kate


IMG 0351 300x225 - Emerging Leaders UnitedSpecial thanks to all the sponsors, runners, and friends that supported our very first community race! The United Way 5K/8K and 1K Fun Run returns on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Franklin Bicentennial Park. This year’s race theme is Be a Hero. Register today for early-bird savings.

Check out the re-cap video and event photos from last year’s race.

Interested in volunteering on the 5K/8K/1K event committee? Contact Joy Lehmann for details.