Emerging Leaders 365

Give & Give Back With Emerging Leaders 365

Your ponderings of “Should I be doing more?” Gone. Make this your year of impact.

Becoming an Emerging Leaders 365 donor is simple—you give $1 a day. And how it’s done is up to you. Give $365 all at once or divvied up monthly.

To help fight the adverse economic effects the coronavirus is inflicting on our community, United Way of King County has set up the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. Start a fundraiser in support of the COVID-19 Relief Fund and begin your journey toward becoming an Emerging Leaders 365 donor.

Does your workplace run a giving campaign? Email us at emergingleaders@uwkc.org to find out how you can use your workplace campaign to become a $365 donor.

“I’ve been part of the Emerging Leaders 365 program for a few years and recently survived COVID19. I’m now raising funds for people in our community who are struggling to fight this disease. I hope you’ll join me by making a gift or starting your own fundraiser as we can band together through this crisis.”

—Elizabeth Schneider | NanoString

“I became an Emerging Leader 365 donor because United Way has a huge impact on our community by serving thousands of people each year. Due to the size and scale of United Way programs, I feel like my donation dollars go much further towards improving the conditions of Homelessness, Financial Stability, and Education than it would at any other charity.”

—Albert Cheng | Software Engineer at Convoy and Emerging Leaders 365 donor

“Through volunteering with United Way I got to see the real impact we can make by connecting with our community. I became an Emerging Leader 365 donor because I believe in United Way’s programs, mindset, and proactive initiatives that make a difference in people’s lives and invest in our community.”

—Hannah Kalinowski | Production Engineering Manager at The Boeing Company and Emerging Leaders 365 donor

“After moving to Seattle a year ago, I immediately joined Emerging Leaders 365 because I knew I would meet amazing young leaders in the Seattle area who share the same values as I do. Your events are always engaging, fun and impactful and I look forward to the upcoming opportunities.”

—Lizette Ruiz | Organizational Excellence Support Specialist at the University of Washington and Emerging Leaders 365 donor

“I became an Emerging Leaders 365 donor because I wanted to give back to the community, but I think the deeper answer is that I wanted to be connected and part of a community of diverse, caring individuals that wanted to empower each other to make Seattle a better place for all humans. When I joined I instantly felt connected and I highly recommend the program and its initiatives.”

—Jon Hermes | Deals Senior Manager at PwC and Emerging Leaders 365 donor

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“I became an Emerging Leader 365 donor because I care about our community and believe in United Way’s approach to addressing the challenges we face. With programs like Street to Home, they take a proactive and fact based approach that leads to results.”

—Lauren Taggart | Sr. Product Manager at Amazon and Emerging Leaders 365 Donor

“As a Puget Sound native who recently returned from Peace Corps service, I sought out opportunities to make an impact in my own community. To me, Emerging Leaders 365 is the perfect combination of community engagement and professional development.”

—Anna McKnight | Operations Coordinator at Amara and Emerging Leaders 365 Donor

How Have Emerging Leaders 365s Made a Difference?

In 2018, this group accomplished:

1,918

Hours volunteered at 50+ projects effecting real change in their communities.

See the stories behind these numbers.

2,000

People networked with us at social gatherings and events featuring a diverse range of speakers.

Want to see who’s behind the scenes?

350,000

Dollars given to United Way to ensure people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.

Ready to put your dollars to action?

What This Group Gives You:


  • Networking and connections with other young professionals.
  • A sweet email twice a month to keep you in-the-know on Emerging Leaders 365 happenings.
  • Free entry to tons of events, from speakers panels and happy hours to exclusive in-restaurant multi-course dinners and swanky cocktail events.
  • First access to our ever-popular volunteer projects all across Seattle and King County.
  • An impressive addition to your resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Real opportunities to stand up for what you believe in.
  • Real opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

Check out the nitty-gritty in our FAQ below.

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FAQ


What Does It Take to Join Emerging Leaders 365?

There are four ways you can join Emerging Leaders 365:

What Do I Get for Joining?

Besides the great feeling of helping others and ending injustices here in the Seattle area, you’ll enjoy a full year of benefits such as:

  • Networking and connections with other young professionals in their 20s and 30s.
  • A sweet email twice a month to keep you in-the-know on Emerging Leaders 365 happenings.
  • Free entry to tons of events, from speakers panels and happy hours to exclusive in-restaurant multi-course dinners and swanky cocktail events.
  • First access to our ever-popular volunteer projects all across Seattle and King County.
  • An impressive addition to your resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Real opportunities to stand up for what you believe in.
  • Real opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

Who Can Join?

Any young professionals in their 20s or 30s who want to make a difference, stand up for what they believe in and meet leaders and friends while doing so.

Can I Fundraise the $365 Instead of Giving It All Myself?

You bet! It’s easy to create a personal fundraising page and then ask your network to support United Way of King County in your name. Get started today.

Where Does the $365 Go? Am I Paying for All These Cool Benefits?

No way. All Emerging Leader perks and events are covered by our generous corporate sponsors so that every dollar you give goes directly to building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.

Once I Join, How Long Am I Part of Emerging Leaders 365?

You are part of Emerging Leaders 365 for one full year (or 365 days) from the date that you make your gift. For example, if you make a gift of $365 to United Way on Dec. 1 2018, you are part of Emerging Leaders 365 until Dec. 1 2019.

I Gave Last Year, Does That Count?

Emerging Leaders 365 started July 1, 2018 (the beginning of our fiscal year). If you give a gift any time after that, you’ll be recognized as an Emerging Leader 365 for one full year from the date you give.

Made your donation before that? Thank you for giving! We’ve already put your dollars to work in the community and would love to ask you to give again so we can recognize you with all these great perks!

If I Give, Is My Spouse Included?

Yes! You’ll both be recognized as Emerging Leaders 365 and have access to the full range of benefits.

My Company Matches My Donations—How Does That Work?

We’re not currently set up to recognize workplace matches towards Emerging Leaders 365. However, we love that your company matches donations and encourage you to request a match for your $365. Double the $ = Double the impact!

I Made a Gift and I Haven’t Heard Anything About Emerging Leaders 365. What Gives?

Oh no! We’re so sorry. Sometimes our data processing lags behind. But fear not, we’ll get it straightened out as soon as we can. In the meantime, please contact EmergingLeaders@uwkc.org so that we can get you all taken care of.

Is the Emerging Leaders Program Going Away?

It has morphed into a group with even greater impact! The goodness of the former Emerging Leaders program—it’s all being taken to the next level. We recognized the collective power of giving that rose from this impressive group of young professionals. Emerging Leaders 365 provides this next generation of philanthropists with a clear way to be more deeply involved in our community.

Thank you to our Emerging Leaders 365 quarterly sponsor: