Emerging Leaders Society

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What is the Emerging Leaders Society?
We are the upcoming generation of transformational leaders seeking to give our dollars, advocate on others behalf, and volunteer our time to make sustainable change within Monterey County. We accomplish this by supporting UWMC's mission,  vision, and initiatives. Benefits of being a member are opportunities to network with business and community leaders; help improve the quality of life of Monterey County residents through advocacy and volunteering and having fun meeting new people. Stay informed on events, updates, and advocacy efforts by liking us on Facebook.

What makes an Emerging Leader?
The Emerging Leaders Society is open to anyone 21-35 years old who is dedicated to making a positive impact in our community. An Emerging Leader is an individual who is committed and compassionate about investing to improve lives throughout Monterey County.  ELS members promote the value of volunteering and philanthropy, along with leading and participating in United Way events. Emerging Leaders Society members strive to gain a better understanding of the needs in our area and take action in addressing those needs through giving, advocating and/or volunteering. For more information click here!
 
How do I become a member of the Emerging Leaders Society?
A gift of $100 or more annually to United Way Monterey County qualifies you for membership.  You can make your gift directly or through your United Way Monterey County Workplace Campaign. You may also qualify for membership by volunteering 10+ hours in a given year for United Way Monterey County. For more information on voluneer opportunites, sign up for our email list. 

Join the Emerging Leaders Society Board?
Volunteer Chair - Organize and execute volunteer engagement strategy. 


Upcoming Events

Lunch With a Leader: Yuri Anderson - May 17

The Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) invites you to be their guest for a fun, informative lunch. You'll meet MPC Trustee, Yuri Anderson and other young professionals. How do we bring multiple partners together to address complex social problems and foster professional development? Yuri will be discussing early care and education in the community.


Past Events

The Road House Networking Event - February 26

Join the Emerging Leaders Society at The Road House Wine Bar for a night of mingling, dining and learn how we GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER for lasting change in Monterey County. 15% of proceeds for the evening will be donated to support the work of ELS and United Way Monterey County. This free event is open to all.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - January 21

Volunteers will join together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a book drive for preschool children. United Way Monterey County and the Emerging Leaders Society are hosting a classroom library makeover for a preschool in Seaside, Ca. Books for the new library will be donated by community volunteers at the MLK Jr. Day celebration or at the sponsor’s location. View photos.

Lunch With a Leader - January 18 with Ed Durkee

The Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) invites you to be their guest for a fun, informative lunch. You'll meet CEO & President of Goodwill Central Coast, Ed Durkee and other young professionals. How do we bring multiple partners together to address complex social problems and foster professional development? Ed will discuss the role Goodwill Prosperity Planners play in the Active Referral Network to improve the financial stability of community members. View photos.