Emerging Leaders in Giving

Join the Next Generation of Community Leaders

Emerging Leaders In Giving (ELIG) is made up of people like you (post high school): budding professionals motivated to effect big change in the community. Our VISION is to build a future where young professionals are deeply engaged in contributing to the betterment of the community. Our MISSION is uniting young professionals to promote volunteerism, community awareness and relationship-building.

Our group jump-starts both your professional and philanthropic careers by helping you:

  • learn about local community issues and what United Way of Olmsted County is doing to inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow
  • meet new people who share your interests and values through networking and fun social activities
  • participate in group volunteer activities when, where and as often as you like

Get Involved

Learn about upcoming events here. Whether you're interested in hands-on volunteer projects, our fall BBQ Bash or professional development opportunities—we plan events that will help you develop personally and professionally and connect you with peers and the community.

Stay Connected

We Volunteer. We Network. We Develop. We Learn.

There is no cost to participate in Emerging Leaders in Giving; we define giving as contributing your time, talents and/or resources.