Giving is Leading

Emerging Leaders 365 is for the next generation of changemakers and philanthropists. This group of professionals in their 20s and 30s see their $1/day donation as just the beginning. They are ready to make connections, make an impact through the power of collective giving, and enjoy the perks that come with taking the lead on building our community for the better.

There are four ways you can join Emerging Leaders 365:

Why you should join

Emerging Leaders 365 is for you. You’re a changemaker. You stand up for what you believe in. You want to invest in smart, efficient solutions.

Plus, you’ll enjoy a year full of benefits like:

  • Invitations to meet new friends at networking, speaker series and volunteer events throughout the year
  • Early access to our popular Chef’s Table events—exclusive sold-out dinners with local chefs
  • Free pair of VIP tickets to Night Out for Caring—join the biggest “Party with a Purpose”
  • Free entry to Speaker Series events—young professionals Q&A with prominent Seattle leaders
  • Exclusive access to the Emerging Leaders 365 Celebration in June
  • Early access to Connect for Good—longer term volunteer experiences
  • Twice-monthly newsletters with upcoming events, plus updates on how your dollars are making a difference in our community

FAQs

  • What does it take to join Emerging Leaders 365?

  • What do I get for joining?

    Besides the warm, fuzzy feeling from investing in smart, efficient solutions, you’ll also enjoy a full year of benefits like:

    • Invitations to meet new friends at networking, speaker series and volunteer events throughout the year
    • Early access to our popular Chef’s Table events—exclusive sold-out dinners with local chefs
    • Free pair of VIP tickets to Night Out for Caring—join the biggest “Party with a Purpose”
    • Free entry to Speaker Series events—young professionals Q&A with prominent Seattle leaders
    • Exclusive access to the Emerging Leaders 365 Celebration in June
    • Early access to Connect for Good—longer term volunteer experiences
    • Twice-monthly newsletters with upcoming events, plus updates on how your dollars are making a difference in our community
  • Who can join?

    This group is open to any young professional in their 20s or 30s who is ready to join the next generation of changemakers and philanthropists!

  • 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 matched gifts from the workplace. We love that our company matches donations—and are actively looking to change the way we recognize those gifts.

  • 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.

Questions? Contact emergingleaders@uwkc.org.