Emerging Philanthropists is a group of passionate professionals that combines socializing and networking with volunteerism and community impact. Members have unique opportunities to learn from and connect with a network of leading professionals and business leaders. Emerging Philanthropists make an impact through strategic investments and skills-based volunteerism.

Membership Criteria and Benefits

Emerging Philanthropists is comprised of members who give at least $500 per year and enter into a step-up program. At the end of six years, donors can enter the Tocqueville Society step-up program, which starts at $6,000. EPs enjoy access to custom monthly volunteer opportunities, as well as social and networking events, including happy hours, In the Boardroom sessions and policy functions. Platinum Level members ($1,000 and above) also receive invitations to Tocqueville Society fall and spring receptions.

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