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 Alexis de 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 Alexis de 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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Testimonials

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

“Emerging Philanthropists offers me the perfect opportunity to give to causes I care about, while also meeting other community-minded professionals.”

Ellen Hoeppner

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

Brad Lutz

“My favorite aspect of Emerging Philanthropists is being afforded opportunities to give back and be part of something bigger than any of us.”

Sheri Darrah