EMERGING PHILANTHROPISTS

Emerging Philanthropists are young professionals committed to Southeastern Michigan's future. Members donate their dollars to fund the work, their voices to build awareness around our impact and their time to volunteer in the community. Members are invited to year-round VIP networking events with opportunities to learn from elite community and business leaders from our Alexis de Tocqueville members.

216 Emerging Philanthropists

2,000+ hours networked
392 Total number of volunteer hours
$245,000+ donated in 2017
178 Total number of volunteers

Jun 2018

22
Fri
Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party

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23
Sat
Volunteer: Meet Up and Eat Up

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Jul 2018

25
Wed
Learn United Tour and happy hour

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Aug 2018

9
Thu
Good Government town hall

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13
Mon
EPs vs. CEOs softball game

Join us for our annual Emerging...

Sep 2018

8
Sat
Volunteer: Family-friendly project at Development Centers

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10
Mon
Golf outing

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19
Wed
Learn United Tour

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Oct 2018

25
Thu
Learn United Tour

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Nov 2018

15
Thu
Learn United Tour

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Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party

Friday June 22, 2018 - 3 - 6 p.m.
Parkman Library
1766 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit

Join us at a Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party and learn more about our food work.

Volunteer: Meet Up and Eat Up

Saturday June 23, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
786 Orchard Lake Road
Pontiac

Join us in Pontiac for a Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party! We need volunteers to greet guests, assist at the welcome center and community partner stations, and lead games and activities.

Learn United Tour and happy hour

Wednesday July 25, 2018 - 5 - 6 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit

Join us at our headquarters to learn about the impact Emerging Philanthropists are making through giving, advocating and volunteering with United Way. Immediately following the tour, we’ll head to a local establishment for a fun gathering. Join us for the tour, the happy hour or both!

Good Government town hall

Thursday August 9, 2018 - 7:30 - 9 a.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit

Join us and the Center for Michigan for our Good Government Town Hall.

This interactive discussion will focus on state budget priorities, and you’ll have a chance to weigh in on the issues that are important to you.

EPs vs. CEOs softball game

Monday August 13, 2018 - 5 p.m.
The Corner Ballpark
1680 Michigan Ave.
Detroit

Join us for our annual Emerging Philanthropists vs. CEOs softball game!

The EPs have taken the trophy in four of the last five matchups.

Sign up to play ball or to cheer the participants on from the stands!

Volunteer: Family-friendly project at Development Centers

Saturday September 8, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Development Centers
17321 Telegraph Road
Detroit, MI 48219

Join United Way for Southeastern Michigan at Development Centers for a family-friendly volunteer opportunity! Volunteers will be assisting with multiple projects both indoors and outdoors (whichever you prefer) that include beautification, gardening, canvassing, book and toy sorting/organizing and more. We will start the day by taking a quick tour and learning about the incredible work that Development Centers is doing in the community. This is an excellent chance to meet your fellow Emerging Philanthropists, while giving back! Breakfast and beverages will be provided.

Development Centers has a staff of over 350 dedicated professionals and is now providing assistance to more than 11,000 consumers each year through our present listing of over 26 behavioral health & prevention programs. All in addition to offering a comprehensive array of housing placement services, employment readiness training, and much more!

Development Centers is dedicated to the healthy development of children, adults and families through mental health, employment and related human service programming.

Additional details, including parking information, will be emailed to all registered volunteers closer to the project date.

Golf outing

Monday September 10, 2018
Western Golf and Country Club
14600 Kinloch
Redford

Start lining up your team members! More information coming soon.

Learn United Tour

Wednesday September 19, 2018 - 5 - 6 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit

Join us at our headquarters to learn about the impact Emerging Philanthropists are making through giving, advocating and volunteering with United Way.

Learn United Tour

Thursday October 25, 2018 - 5 - 6 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit

Join us at our headquarters to learn about the impact Emerging Philanthropists are making through giving, advocating and volunteering with United Way.

Learn United Tour

Thursday November 15, 2018 - 5 - 6 p.m.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave., Suite 300
Detroit

Join us at our headquarters to learn about the impact Emerging Philanthropists are making through giving, advocating and volunteering with United Way.

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.

Ellen Hoeppner

Ellen Hoeppner

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

Brad Lutz

Brad Lutz

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

Sheri Darrah

Sheri Darrah

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

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