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.

ELIG Mission
The mission of the Emerging Leaders in Giving is to encourage the spirit of philanthropy, leadership and community impact among young adults in Olmsted County. Members of the ELIG are committed, compassionate and generous individuals who are dedicated to creating positive changes in the community in which they live and work.
ELIG Purpose
Increase involvement in community engagement through ELIG and working with United Way of Olmsted County's volunteer opportunities and community partners, to develop service projects that will bring positive impact to Olmsted County, and help advocate and educate others on community issues.
Leadership Opportunities
ELIG hosts monthly volunteering opportunities and community networking events with area leadership individuals and companies to seek out community leaders for future events and lead programs.


Become an ELIG Advisory Board Member

We invite you to join United Way’s Emerging Leaders in Giving, Advisory Board, a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers. ELIG members are typically under 40 years old and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, networking conversations and social events. Join to make a lasting difference for individuals, families and neighborhoods in need. Apply NOW!

Get Involved

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

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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.