Emerging Leaders: Networking on a New Level

Aven HauserGuest blogger Aven Hauser is a volunteer on the Emerging Leader Marketing Committee for United Way. In her day job, Aven is an Assistant Buyer of Fresh Foods at Costco Wholesale.


The January 25 event at Tavern Hall in Bellevue made it clear that United Way’s Emerging Leaders events are hands down the place to be! Hundreds of young professionals and local leaders gathered, eager to network and share their support for United Way of King County. With over 12 board members in attendance, proved that not only have we gained tremendous support within the EL community but with the United Way board as well. Thanks to support from Boeing, the evening’s sponsor, the crowd enjoyed an evening of mingling, playing games and enjoying tasty bites and beverages.

With the night’s focus of reconnecting youth we were fortunate enough to hear a few words from Emerging Leader Cassie Lee from PACCAR and United Way’s Vice President Community Services, Sara Levin. Cassie spoke of her involvement with UWKC’s Emerging Leaders Committee and Sara shared valuable insight into efforts surrounding ending homelessness.

Cassie Lee Speaking at the Emerging Leaders event at Tavern Hall

I was overjoyed with the vast number of volunteer stories that I had heard being shared. This truly was a passionate group of individuals, dedicated to making an impact in their community and willing to give their time in order to ensure that this mission is carried out. A big congratulations to all who made this evening such a success, we are looking forward to many more great events in the coming months!

We grow in number every day and welcome your interest in participating in networking, giving the gift of your time, and getting more involved with your community! Sign up here with Emerging Leaders- open to anyone in their 20s and 30s.

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