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

Sep 2019

Golf Outing

More details, including sponsorship opportunities and...

Oct 2019

In the Boardroom

With Mark Stiers, president and COO...

Golf Outing

Thursday September 19, 2019
The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Road

More details, including sponsorship opportunities and registration, to come.

In the Boardroom

Tuesday October 15, 2019 - 7:30 a.m.

With Mark Stiers, president and COO of Power and Industrial at DTE Energy.

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.

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."