United Way of Story County created the Young Leaders Society (YLS) in 2011 to engage and educate professionals under the age of 40. The Young Leaders Society is an affinity program of the traditional leadership circle at United Way of Story County, but instead of having a $1,000 minimum donation, the Young Leaders Society's threshold of $250 helps young professionals grow in philanthropy. YLS members have year-round engagement opportunities including educational sessions and volunteer activities.
In the first year, the efforts of the committee and many volunteers made YLS a great success. In 2011, nearly 80 members joined the initiative and contributed more than $28,000 to help Story County LIVE UNITED. And more than 100 members have been involved each year after!
Young Leaders Society contributions further the mission of United Way of Story County and impact 30,000 people in Story County by supporting more than 90 core programs, three community impact areas and a grants program for emergencies and emerging needs. To learn more about the Young Leaders Society or find out how to become more involved, contact Kristin at UWSC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 268-5142. And feel free to share this flyer with a friend!
The initiative is led by an active committee:
Chelsey Aisenbrey, Ames Lab
Jenny Benedict, Winfield Solutions
Amber Deardorff, Mary Greeley Medical Center
Tillie Good, ISU Extension and Outreach
Kim Hanna, Raising Readers in Story County
Jennifer Hanson, Ames National Corporation
Nick Johnson, Ames Ford Lincoln (co-chair)
Michael McCool, Mary Greeley Medical Center
Amy Rosenberg, Kreg Tool
Jenni Talbott, McFarland Clinic (co-chair)