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
$175,000+ donated in 2015
178 Total number of volunteers

Jan 2018

17
Wed
In The Boardroom with Andy Appleby

Mark your calendars for an exclusive...

24
Wed
Learn United Tour and Happy Hour

Join us at our headquarters to...

Feb 2018

15
Thu
VOLUNTEER: Sort donations at Focus Detroit

Primary work will be sorting through...

Mar 2018

15
Thu
Learn United Tour

Join us at our headquarters to...

22
Thu
VOLUNTEER: Mobile pantry with Project Healthy Community

Every month, PHC distributes around 22,000lbs...

Apr 2018

26
Thu
Learn United Tour

Join us at our headquarters to...

May 2018

24
Thu
Learn United Tour

Join us at our headquarters to...

In The Boardroom with Andy Appleby

Wednesday January 17, 2018 - 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Jimmy John's Field
7171 Auburn
Utica

Mark your calendars for an exclusive chance to talk one-on-one with sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby!

United Way Alexis de Tocqueville and Emerging Philanthropist members are invited to a special United Way In the Boardroom session with Andy, founder and CEO of the United Short Professional Baseball League and General Sports & Entertainment. The morning will include a conversation with Andy and a tour of the ball park.

Learn United Tour and Happy Hour

Wednesday January 24, 2018
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit

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

After the tour, please join us for a happy hour at a yet-to-be determined location.

VOLUNTEER: Sort donations at Focus Detroit

Thursday February 15, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1300 W. Canfield St.
Detroit

Primary work will be sorting through clothing and food donations and organizing the pantry and storage closets so families can access needed resources and possibly a weekend food sack assembly.

Learn United Tour

Thursday March 15, 2018
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit

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

VOLUNTEER: Mobile pantry with Project Healthy Community

Thursday March 22, 2018 - 7:30 - 11 a.m.
14000 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit

Every month, PHC distributes around 22,000lbs of food to individuals and families in the city of Detroit. Volunteers package and distribute healthy food to over 400 families that attend each month. Food is also delivered to the senior center neighboring the Northwest Activities Center and an area adult day care.

Learn United Tour

Thursday April 26, 2018
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
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 May 24, 2018
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
660 Woodward Ave.
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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