Join the group that is empowering the next generation of leaders to create lasting solutions in Santa Cruz County!

Emerging Leaders Circle

What is the Emerging Leaders Circle?

The Emerging Leaders Circle (ELC)  is for early to mid career professionals who are dedicated and passionate about making a lasting postive impact for the lives of everyone in Santa Cruz County. Emerging Leaders Circle members promote the value of philanthropy and volunteering along with gaining a better understanding of the needs of our area and taking action in addressing those needs.

ELC Benefits

  • Professional Development & Networking - ELC understands the importance of investing in our community and we foster that by providing opportunities designed to inform members about local health & human service needs. Members interact with other community leaders and address issues that matter most in our community. In addition, ELC members participate in a variety of social related events and valuable networking. 

  • Volunteerism - ELC offers a variety of volunteer events that align with the goals of United Way of Santa Cruz County.

  • Impact - Raise and contribute funds to address the most urgent needs among children and youth in Santa Cruz County.  


Want to meet the ELC Steering Committee?  Click HERE


Bold. Courageous. Engaged. These are characteristics of our 
founding member and Co-Chair, Mariah Tanner. Congratulations on
leading the way for young professionals, connecting people to community!

Upcoming Event (Check Back Soon!)


Past Events

ELC Stuff the Bus 2019

ELC Summer Fest 2019


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