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Mission

To attract, enlighten and rally early to mid-career professionals around the United Way of Palm Beach County by creating a society of like-minded individuals who believe in giving back financially while being able to network, participate in community service projects and educational opportunities.

Start making an impact today.

ELS provides the avenue for early to mid-career professionals to take action and learn how to most effectively give back with their time, talent and resources to make the greatest difference in your community. At exclusive mixers, members CONNECT with other entrepreneurs, business people and executives who share a common goal: to make an impact. Membership creates opportunities to SERVE at volunteer projects and agency tours. By becoming a member of this select group, you will LEAD the way for others to become inspired about all the good United Way of Palm Beach County does in the community.

 


Emerging Leaders Society Membership

You are invited to attend a complimentary ELS event. After getting to know our members and mission, we hope that you will become an official member with a minimum $250 annual donation to United Way of Palm Beach County. Donations can be accepted through payroll deductions (for United Way affiliated companies), debited from your bank account monthly, or by making a one-time donation.

If you are looking to become a member of a networking group that makes a difference, look no further. You will become a steward of the community while expanding your group of associates, friends and colleagues.

Three Ways to Make a Difference with your ELS Membership:

Society Supporter  |  $250 annually ($5 a week)

For the cost of one coffee a week for a year, you can provide hygiene kits for 104 homeless individuals. As a benefit of your donation, you will gain access to select professional development, social, and volunteer opportunities.

Everyday Hero  |  $365 annually ($7 a week)

For the cost of one phone app a week for a year, you can provide diapers for 120 families with young children. As a benefit of your donation, you will:

  • Gain access to select professional development, social, and volunteer opportunities
  • Be eligible to apply to be an ELS Ambassador
  • Have the opportunity to attend site visits with UW partner agencies

Impact Maker  |  $500 annually ($10 a week)

For the cost of eating out for lunch once a week for a year, you can provide a wheelchair, hospital bed and lift for a traumatic brain injury patient. As a benefit of your donation, you will:

  • Gain access to select professional development, social, and volunteer opportunities
  • Be eligible to apply to be an ELS Ambassador
  • Have the opportunity to attend site visits with UW partner agencies
  • Receive invitations to select events with Leadership Circle, Women United, Tocqueville Society, and UW Board members.
  • Receive invitation to exclusive event with UW Board Chair.

JOIN TODAY!

If you already donate $250 or more to United Way through your workplace and would like to connect your contribution to an ELS membership, please click here.

For further information about Emerging Leaders Society, please contact Lindsey White, Associate Vice President of Philanthropy at (561) 375-6626 or email ELS@unitedwaypbc.org.

 


Chat with a Champion Series

ELS recently launched its “Chat with a Champion” video series, which highlights a member of the United Way of PBC’s Executive Board. Interviewed by a member of our ELS Steering Committee, these chat sessions offer insight into the community champions who lead our organization. Check out the latest Chat with a Champion!

Watch past episodes here:

Eva Greene and Fabiola Brumley

Joe Shearouse and Jay Shearouse

Danielle Skorski and Frank Compiani

Connor Lewis and Lisa Williams-Taylor, Ph.D.

Bryce Sartory and Talla McGahee

Christel Andio and Rikki Bagatell

Joe Shearouse and David Williams

Lindsey Bader and Mike Bauer

 


Get to know ELS at one of our upcoming events!

Check in here to see what’s next on our calendar – we offer exciting, educational and engaging events year round. Please join us and bring a friend! Give us a like on Facebook to stay updated with ELS events.

2020 ELS Steering Committee

  • Chair: Eva Greene, BDO
    Shiva Ahrens, Florida Crystals
    Christel Andio, Cemex
    Lindsey Bader, Northwestern Mutual
    Jonelle Compiani, TBC Corporation
    Wesnide Edouard, Nonprofits First
  • Vice Chair: Connor Lewis, Marsh & McLennan Agency
    Christian Londono, Palm Tran
    Bryce Sartory, The Honda Classic
    Joe Shearouse, Kitson & Partners
    Noah Tennyson, Nason Yeager

2020 ELS Ambassadors

  • Allen Boyd, NCCI
    Luis Cure, Jr., Amerant Bank
    Kelly Eppy, Covelli Enterprises
  • Farron Hipp, PalmTran
    Glenys Hedrington, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
    Ashley Mock, Group One Mortgage

Accreditations

Contributions benefit United Way of Palm Beach County, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. Our EIN is 59-0683258.
“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, CH802, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, OR AT www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” United Way of Palm Beach County receives 100% of each contribution.