United Way of the Bluegrass Young Leaders Society (YLS) 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. 

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 


Build your leadership skills through key positions on the YLS board and other UWBG committees. 


Make an impact across the Bluegrass!

Need more information? Email YLS@uwbg.org!

Since 2018, Donors 21-40 have:

Asset 5@4x.png


$219,000+ to UWBG and UWBG Programs

Asset 6@4x.png


thousands of school supplies for local students

Asset 8@4x.png


over $4,200 to support the Sweet Dreams Project, and fully supported6 schools

Asset 7@4x.png


hundreds of hours as board members, with local agency partners, and through

Print information about YLS to share with your colleagues and friends!

Thank you to the men and women who serve on the Young Leaders Society Board!


2019-2020 Young Leaders Society Board:

President, Chas Sargent - Traditional Bank

Immediate Past President, Cam Freeman - WealthSouth

Andrew Barker- Raymond James

Autumn Hodge- Meridian Wealth Management

Chad Ginter- Forcht Bank

Erica Haugen - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky

Hunter Porter - BC Wood Properties

Jade Miles - Lexmark

Kyle Williams- Messer Construction

Rob Caudill – Farmers National Bank

Seth Boyle- JMI Sports

Shelby Howell - Crowe LLP

Tyler Dunn- Hexatronix