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Test your spelling skills while helping kids heading back to school.

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Cheers! to a new school year.

Join us at Mirror Twin in Lexington for a night of fun and fundraising!

Spelling Bee(r)
Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

6:00 pm registration, 6:30 pm spelling bee starts

Tickets are just $25 each and include a $20 donation to purchase school supplies for a child in need, a drink ticket and a spelling mulligan.

Prizes for first and second place. 

Open to spellers age 21+. All proceeds benefit the UWBG Back to School Supply Drive!

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. 

Why YLS?

Strengthen your network with like-minded young leaders at social and volunteer events throughout the year. 

• Group volunteer projects with UWBG non-profit partners 

• 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 Jenn Goble at

Since 2018, donors aged 21-40 have:

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$219,000+ to UWBG and UWBG Programs

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thousands of school supplies for local students

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more than $4,200 to support the Sweet Dreams Project, and fully supported

six schools

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hundreds of hours as board members, with local non-profit partners, and through
UBWG initiatives.

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!


2021-2022 Young Leaders Society Board:

President, Jade Miles - Lexmark

Vice President, Seth Boyle- JMI Sports

Immediate Past President, Chas Sargent - Traditional Bank

Andrew Barker- Raymond James

Cam Freeman - WealthSouth

Cooper Van Tatenhove, Junkluggers

Erica Haugen - Toyota Kentucky

Hunter Porter - BC Wood Properties

Joseph Elder- Thoroughbred Engineering 

Rob Caudill – Farmers National Bank

Shelby Howell - Crowe LLP

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