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Emerging Leaders Council

Emerging Leaders Council Co-Chair Jordan Ainsworth

The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is a collective of young professionals who support Mile High United Way by making an annual gift of $500 or more. These individuals come together to make a positive impact through volunteerism, advocacy, philanthropy and by developing into community leaders.

  • The Emerging Leaders Council is more than 1,200 strong
  • Annually invest more than 1,000 volunteer hours in our community
  • ELC members contribute more than $1.2 million to Mile High United Way annually

Benefits extended to our Emerging Leaders Council members include the following:

  • Learn about key issues impacting our community
  • Professional Development training opportunities
  • Network with young professionals from across the Denver community
  • Invitations to a variety of popular social events 
  • Increase personal and professional contacts
  • Opportunities to volunteer with peers, supporting Mile High United Way programs and partners
  • Shape your community by being an agent of change

"My favorite part of the Emerging Leaders Council is volunteering.  Whether this is a fresh coat of paint, a bottle of shampoo, or reading a book to a child I get to make a difference in someone’s day!” –Laura Roberts, ELC member and Xcel Energy employee

Join our community by becoming an ELC member today!
Contact Ian Jacobs, Emerging Leaders Council Liaison, at 303.561.2205 or ELC@unitedwaydenver.org.

Also, connect with ELC on Facebook.