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

Join Emerging Leaders with an annual one-time donation or a monthly donation. Give $1,000 annually or $83 monthly (or more!). You’ll be invited to volunteering, advocacy, networking, professional development, and educational opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Executive Committee

  • Jeremiah Bentley | Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Chair
  • Brandon Comisarenco | JE Dunn
  • Darryl A. Giden | Enterprise
  • Emily Gonzales | UPS
  • Chad Hardy | Wells Fargo
  • Patrick Mercer | Frost Insurance Agency
  • Kaisha Morton | Google
  • Amanda Peck | National Instruments
  • Michael Portillo | Baker Botts
  • Nico Ramsey | Velocity Credit Union
  • Arielle Sadler | Texas Mutual Insurance Company
  • Hailey Suggs | Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody

To learn more, please contact:

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

Thank You, Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor