Emerging Leaders Society

United Way Emerging Leaders Society

  • Connect: Connect with community leaders, community issues and young professionals who share a passion to make a difference in the Mid- South.
  • Serve: Serve your community through volunteer activities and events, view our partner agencies, get involved, and give your time to their mission.
  • Lead: Become a leader in your community and leave a legacy of volunteerism, philanthropy, and advocacy.

EmergingLeadersPhoto1Come and build your brand as a community leader by connecting with other young professionals, who share a passion for making a difference in their community through education, income, and health. Want to learn more? Please fill out our interest form online so we can get in touch with you.

What We Do:
United Way Emerging Leaders is a society of young professionals under the age of 40. These are leaders who want to make a lasting change in our community through meaningful volunteer experiences, networking events, fundraising, and professional development workshops. Members have opportunities to tour United Way partner agencies and see their work first-hand, gaining a better understanding of how their individual involvement has a direct impact on the Mid-South.


Use PayPal & join our United Way Emerging Leaders Society. Use karlisa.kuykindall@uwmidsouth.org as the e-mail address for payment.

Consider becoming a member today!
Many companies in the Mid-South run United Way fundraising drives. If you currently participate in your company’s drive, you may already qualify for membership benefits.

  • Opportunity to connect with prominent community leaders at professional development workshops
  • Access to all volunteer/ social events/ agency tours
  • United Way Emerging Leaders t-shirt
  • Discounts on fundraising events


Gifts may be made via payroll deduction or online via the PayPal link above. A gift of $100.00 or more from a young professional is required to join the Emerging Leaders group. For more information about membership in United Way’s Emerging Leaders, please contact Karlisa Kuykindall at United Way at Karlisa.Kuykindall@uwmidsouth.org or 901-433-4312.

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