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Emerging Leaders is a group of tomorrow’s leaders supporting United Way for Greater Austin. Members have a passion for philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism, and community. Through meaningful volunteer opportunities and networking events, members make connections with other local leaders who all believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the promise of Austin.

Why Join?

All families deserve access to opportunity, but many in our community are working hard and still falling behind. Donations from Emerging Leaders support families enrolled in 2-Generation programs, which serve parents and children deliberately and simultaneously, leading to better outcomes for both generations.

When you join Emerging Leaders, you’ll have opportunities to network and collaborate with a diverse group of influential business and community leaders at exclusive events, all while learning about critical local issues and impactful local solutions.

Emerging Leaders have access to exclusive volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Volunteer with our Family Pathways partners along with others looking to create change, and advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.

Join Us

As a member of Emerging Leaders, you’ll be invited to volunteering, advocacy, networking, professional development, and educational opportunities throughout the year.

There are two ways to join Emerging Leaders:

  1. Give $1,000 annually or $84 monthly (or more!)
  2. Participate in the Step-Up Program by incrementally increasing your gift over a three-year period, while enjoying membership benefits right away*

*Only new or increased gifts are eligible.

Minimum Gift Levels:

Year 1$500
Year 2$750
Year 3$1,000

To learn more or enroll in the Step-Up Program, please contact Jennifer Woods at Emerging.Leaders@uwatx.org or (512) 225-0361.

Upcoming Events

Emerging Leaders Lunch with Leaders invite. Tuesday, January 28 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Join us on your lunch break. Please join United Way ATX Board Member Kristin Marcum, President of Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, and Emerging Leaders Executive Committee Member Nico Ramsey, Community Relations Director at Velocity Credit Union, to learn about leadership and giving back. RSVP AT bit.ly/LwL2021 . To learn more, email Jennifer Woods at EmergingLeaders@uwatx.org

Executive Committee

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Kaisha Morton | Google, Co-chair

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Yvette Ruiz | JPMorgan Chase, Co-chair


To learn more, please contact:

Jennifer Woods, Manager of Donor Relations
(512) 225-0361

More Resources

Stay up-to-date on what Emerging Leaders has been up to by reading some recent quarterly newsletters sent to members:

+ November 2020
August 2020
June 2020

Thank You, Sponsors

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