Emerging Leaders United

- Emerging Leaders United
ELU members at mixer
ELU group at leadership mixer

ELU Board

Board Chair:
David Kelly

Vice Chair:
Celeste Ware

Megan Pratt

UWWC Representative:
Joy Lehmann

United Way’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU), is a leadership development program for young professionals with the goal of enhancing leadership skills through the unique community investment lens of the United Way. Developed to augment a professional’s career path, the sessions provide insight to the skills necessary for serving on nonprofit boards and exposure to local programs assisting area residents and strengthening the community. Participants are presented with opportunities to engage and network with other members, community stakeholders, session speakers, and nonprofit leaders.

ELU Members expand their network and enhance their skills by interacting with individuals in diverse fields and learning about United Way philanthropic partnerships. In ELU, members empower each other to share their time, talent and resources to effect lasting change in the community. ELU members are community-minded professionals who want to connect with like-minded peers, serve their community and become leaders in giving.

To learn more about Emerging Leaders United and how you can join please contact Joy Lehmann or call 615-771-2312.


Applicant Qualifications

  • United Way Leadership Donor ($500+ per year)
  • Commitment to attending and participating in scheduled events