Emerging Leaders Circle

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Join United Way of Santa Cruz County's Emerging Leaders Circle:

a donor network of young professionals committed to supporting youth well-being & empowering the next generation of philanthropists in Santa Cruz County!

Who We Are?

The Emerging Leaders Circle (ELC)  is for early to mid-career professionals who are dedicated and passionate about making a lasting positive impact on the lives of youth in Santa Cruz County. Through ELC’s Connect-Serve-Lead model, we create a space of growth and impact.

Connect: Promote the value of philanthropy through a fun network of emerging professionals.

Serve: Create a positive impact in the community through volunteering and supporting United Way's youth programs & initiatives.

Lead: Access to exclusive leadership & professional development workshops

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ELC Benefits

  • Networking events with other young professionals across different sectors 
  • Access to exclusive professional development & leadership workshops
  • Volunteer opportunities that support youth throughout Santa Cruz County 
  • Create valuable connections with one another and community-based organizations 
  • Join a community of impact and growth 

Meet the ELC Steering Committee Members!



Upcoming Events

Save the Date: ELC Comedy Night & Mixer

Save the Date & join us for Comedy Night at Woodhouse Brewery on Thursday, November 17th, at 6:00 PM!

There will be an opportunity to win raffle prizes and learn about ELC, and United Way's Youth Programs & Initiatives. Come connect and enjoy a 10% discount on a craft brew!

Good People, Good Food, Good Drinks & Raffle Prizes

RSVP Today: bit.ly/ELC_ComedyNight

ELC Connect Event

Adopt a Family 2022 - More info coming soon! 




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