Who We Are:

The Young Leaders Society is comprised of young professionals with a passion for partnership in community building and outreach.


YLS works to connect young professional with volunteering and networking opportunities in the community. With a strong focus on planning bi-annual events for our Small Business Partnership member, hosting community fundraisers and volunteering opportunities with our agency partners.

What We Do:

YLS presents a two pronged focus of outreach among the community. Firstly, the Young Leaders Society engages small businesses to address critical needs in the community.  YLS helps small businesses plant their roots in the community by planning round table events as well as community building service projects. This brings us the second prong: YLS works to give back to those who give back, with biannual Days of Doing. This philanthropic event provides service to UWBB partner agencies that are serving our community day in and day out. Through this event we hope to brighten the work spaces and lives of those working alongside the United Way to build a stronger community.

YLS Board

Elissa Long, Chair

Jonathan Romero, Chair Elect

Kyle Crilow, Membership Chair

Katie Butler, Special Events & Fundraising Chair



Young Leaders Society meets the first Wednesday of every month.

January 8, 2020

February 5, 2020

Join our YLS team by filling out the application below.

Click Image to visit event gallery:

YLS Bartending 09.26.19

Day of Doing-Harvest Holiday Distribution Event  11.23.19

For more information or to get involved, please contact Alaina Gilpin at (850) 414-8825 or Alaina@uwbb.org.