United Way of the Bluegrass’s Young Leaders Society
is a social group with a cause. Our mission is to inspire young professionals to improve communities through collaborative action by engaging in philanthropic, volunteer and leadership activities throughout the Bluegrass. UWBG Donors who are between the ages of 21-40 and give $250 or more per year (only $10 per paycheck!) are invited to join YLS.
MAKE AN IMPACT
Strengthen your network with like-minded young leaders at social and volunteer events throughout the year:
Group volunteer projects with UWBG partner agencies
Happy Hours with a mission
Lunch and Learns with top business and community leaders
Special YLS-only networking and professional development events
Opportunities to build your leadership skills through key positions on the YLS board and other UWBG committees.
Access to networking opportunities with other local young professional programs, special United Way events and more!
United Way of the Bluegrass has a BIG BOLD GOAL:
10,000 more families will be self-sufficient by 2020.
To do this, we are focusing on four pillars of success:
YLS will focus impact efforts around Student Success through 2019. Why? Because 2 out of 5 high school grads, right here in the Bluegrass are not ready for life after graduation. All funds and items collected at YLS events will go to support UWBG programs and agency partners working to prepare students for life, college or career.
Interested in joining?
email YLS@uwbg.org for more information
Young Leaders Society Board:
President, Kyle Melloan - Dinsmore
Vice President, Caitlin O’Brien - Crowe Horwath
Jane Ashley Pace - The Lexington Herald-Leader
Paige Bensing - Lexmark
Adrianne Strong - Dinsmore & Shohl
Will Gray - Graystone, LLC
Ashley Bielefeld - Messer Construction
Suzy Royden - Bechtel-Parsons
Gwen Pinson- KY Government, Finance and Administration Cabinet
Kelly Seagren, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc.
Jeff Anderson, Immediate Past President - WKYT