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United Way of Lane County Emerging Leaders Program is a collaboration of young professionals who are dedicated to making the community we want in Lane County.

The Emerging Leaders program provides an opportunity for young professionals under 40 years of age to build their professional networks while creating a positive impact on the community through educational forums, professional development trainings, volunteer activities, and philanthropy. This program is designed to grow and encourage the next generation of community leaders and philanthropists.

Join Us:

Program Membership:

United Way of Lane County Emerging Leaders Program is open to any young professional between the ages of 21- 40 years old. Join us for monthly events that focus on educational forums, professional development, or volunteer activities.

Giving Circle:

The Emerging Leaders’s Giving Circle is comprised of those individuals who give a leadership gift of $500 or more a year. There are over 100 young professionals in our community who are part of this Emerging Leaders Giving Circle which is something to be very proud of. While it is not a requirement that someone in the Emerging Leaders Program donate at this level, there are often individuals who are a part of both the Program and the Giving Circle.



If you or someone you know would like to join the Emerging Leaders Program, please can send your contact information (Name, Company, Email, Phone Number) to Julie DiBiase our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at