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Young Leaders

Working as one to improve the lives of many

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Young Leaders are professionals in their twenties and thirties who work to make our community better through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy with United Way of Greater Cleveland. You can join a network of more than 2,000 active Young Leaders dedicated to making a change in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our Community Commitment

We commit ourselves by working together to eliminate the income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland. Young Leaders are passionate and committed to mobilizing young professionals to engage in giving, advocating and volunteering for meaningful projects where we can make a difference and see the outcomes of our efforts.  Learn more about our here.

Young Leaders Benefits and Opportunities

Young Leaders are given the opportunity to:

  • Engage with the community through unique volunteer opportunities with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cleveland
  • Network with a diverse group of young professionals
  • Attend quarterly Speaker Series, where our community’s most prominent leaders share their advice for career development and success
  • Grow both professionally and personally through interactions with corporate and community leaders

The Young Leaders annual Fall Ball has been a Connectors Choice Award nominee for Fundraiser of the Year by Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) magazine for the past four years — making this one of the city’s most highly respected events.   Young Leaders host the annual Fall Ball gala each October, raising funds for United Way initiatives. See pictures from the 2016 Fall Ball

Our Corporate Chapters

Corporate Chapters expand the footprint of United Way Young Leaders by instilling those core values into the culture of your workplace in the Greater Cleveland community. Learn more about our corporate chapters here.

We Want You

Join more than 2,000 active Young Leaders in the Greater Cleveland community.  By signing up to be a Young Leader you will receive the Young Leaders newsletter, invitations to events and opportunities to volunteer within the community. Help us make a difference.

Young Leaders Events

Event Name
Event Date
Day of Action volunteer activity at Boys & Girls Club
January 18, 2017
Speaker Series with Paul Clark — PNC
February 1, 2017
Day of Action volunteer activity at Boys & Girls Club
February 16, 2016
Networking Event – Big Bang Cleveland
February 23, 2017
Day of Action volunteer activity at Boys & Girls Club
March 21, 2017
Q1 Corporate Chapter Team Event—Escape Rooms (5:30 pm to 9 pm)
March 29, 2017
Day of Action at Boys and Girls Club – King Kennedy (5-6:30 pm)
April 18, 2017
Q2 Speaker Series, American Greetings
June 7, 2017
Day of Action at Boys and Girls Club – King Kennedy (5-6:30 pm)
June 22, 2017
Speaker Series with Sari Feldman– Cuyahoga County Public Library (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
August 16, 2017
September 23, 2017
Speaker Series – GE Lighting (3-5 p.m.)
October 25, 2017
More Events Coming Soon!

If you would like more information, or to find out how you or your organization can become more involved in Young Leaders, please contact your United Way representative or email

Young Leader Spotlight

Watch this brief video to learn why Andrew is a member of United Way of Greater Cleveland's Young Leaders.

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