Emerging Leaders

Our 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

Welcome to the Emerging Leaders Group, a dynamic community of young professionals in Palm Beach County who are passionate about making a positive impact on our community. By joining our group, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, participate in exclusive events, volunteer in unique and varied ways, and contribute to meaningful initiatives that create lasting change.

Membership Benefits 

  • Exclusive access to networking events and workshops tailored for young professionals in Palm Beach County. 
  • Invitations to special gatherings with community leaders, providing unique opportunities for mentorship and professional development. 
  • Volunteer and engagement opportunities to make a tangible difference in our community. 
  • Recognition as an Emerging Leader on our website, social media platforms, and at United Way events. 
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are directly supporting vital programs and initiatives that address the most pressing needs in Palm Beach County. 

Emerging Leaders Membership

Become an Emerging Leader with a minimum annual contribution of $250. This contribution will directly support United Way of Palm Beach County’s efforts to improve education, health, and financial stability in our community. Your donation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of children, families, and individuals in need. Donations can be accepted through payroll deductions, reoccurring payment, or by making a one-time donation.


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

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Emerging Leaders Group team at emergingleaders@unitedwaypbc.org. We’re here to help!

Join us today and become an Emerging Leader, driving change and creating a brighter future for Palm Beach County!

2022-2023 Steering Committee

Eva Greene
Connor Lewis
Vice Chair
RT Specialty
Shiva Ahrens
Florida Crystals
Christel Andio
Jonelle Compiani-Feeney
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Emily Dail
Velocity Community Credit Union
Christian Londono
Palm Tran
Joe Shearouse
Kitson & Partners

A Letter from Our Emerging Leaders Chair, Eva Greene

“It is my pleasure to greet you all at the beginning of the new fiscal year! As Chair of the Emerging Leaders Society, I am determined to make this a year of great progress for our membership group, the United Way organization, and the beautiful community in which we thrive. ELS will deepen the work we do, highlighting the integral role the United Way holds in our community to ensure all individuals have access to the basic needs. 

Our membership group is 350 members strong, contributing 675 hours in volunteerism, and driving over $41,000 back into our community. In this year that marks our 10th anniversary, we will strive to provide an avenue for emerging and mid-career professionals to take action in giving back to the community. We will continue to provide inclusive opportunities to foster leadership growth while also connecting and collaborating with like-minded peers. 

These opportunities are not created overnight. I feel proud to have a dynamic Steering Committee, a team of professionals serving as the governing body of the Emerging Leaders Society. It is their energy, talent and hard work that bring exceptional benefits to our members and for the organization. Making personal connections to our members will strengthen our interactions and impact throughout the year. There is no limit to our togetherness and what we can accomplish together. Will you join us? 

We are excited to share our calendar of events and hope to connect with you soon!”

Upcoming Events

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