Emerging Leaders Live United

Join Emerging Leaders in fighting poverty

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. Give $250 annually (or $21 per month) to become a member or $500 annually (or $42 per month) to join the Emerging Leaders Leadership Circle.

Upcoming Events

More events coming soon.

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:

+ February 2021
+ November 2020
August 2020
June 2020

Thank You, Sponsors

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