Emerging Philanthropists is a group of young leaders working to make an impact in our region through innovation and equity in the nonprofit sector. Members donate and contribute their time to make a difference and also have opportunities to network with community philanthropic leaders and corporate executives in Southeastern Michigan.

Membership Criteria and Benefits

Members give at least $500 per year and receive access to custom volunteer opportunities, as well as social and networking events, including happy hours, Beyond the Boardroom sessions and policy functions.

Emerging Philanthropists Happy Hours

Please join our Emerging Philanthropists for their monthly informal Happy Hour, where all are welcome! Come mingle, engage with friends of United Way and enjoy some of our region’s best spots.

160 members

$150,000 raised in 2019

2000+ hours networked

Meet Our Leadership

Meet the next generation of philanthropists who are helping shape the work of United Way.

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Learn why these leaders joined United Way’s Emerging Philanthropists.

“I joined Emerging Philanthropists to work with like-minded professionals looking to give back to our community.”

Brad Lutz