"As an emerging leader, I feel it is my responsibility to support the United Way Community Impact Fund because I have seen first-hand what the United Way programs do for people in our community. United Way’s success is defined by the research and evaluation that is being done to ensure that these programs are successful. I am confident that my money is making the biggest impact."
Chris Phelps, Wegmans Food Markets
The Emerging Leaders Society is made up of hundreds of the region's most inspiring, proactive emerging leaders who are dedicated to making a positive local impact with their investments. EL is a group of individuals 40 years and under who connect with other local leaders and make an extraordinary commitment to serve our community.
INVEST IN SOLUTIONS
United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society (EL) members are leading the way for a brighter future for the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. As an EL member, your annual United Way investment of $500 or more will help thousands of local people while demonstrating your commitment to our community.
MAKE LASTING CONNECTIONS
Your United Way leadership donation will connect you to the hundreds of members in the Emerging Leaders Society and thousands of established community leaders from all of United Way’s giving societies at member networking events. You will also gain access to leadership and career development opportunities.
SERVE OUR COMMUNITY
Emerging Leaders Society members are offered opportunities throughout the year to volunteer and participate in community building activities with other local leaders.