Who We Are


Description

Young Leaders United members are committed to supporting United Way by providing time and financial resources where they are needed most in the community.

YLU is made up of Central New York young professionals who demonstrate leadership by helping to make lasting positive changes in our community.

The Mission

To promote and encourage the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism among young people in Central New York.

Membership Criteria

  • Minimum of $250 annual donation to United Way of Central New York
  • 16 hours of volunteer service (www.volunteercny.org)

Membership Benefits

  • Network with other young professionals
  • Leadership Education Series
  • Community Education Series
  • Opportunities to volunteer as a group or an individual

YLU Steering Committee Member Responsibilities

  • Join YLU by donating $250 or more to United Way campaign and perform 16 hours volunteer service annually
  • Attend a minimum of six (6) of the twelve (12) monthly steering committee meetings
  • Attend at least half of the events held in a calendar year (especially volunteer, Leadership Education Series, and/or Community Education Series events)
  • Participate in the annual meeting/conference and fundraiser
  • Promote YLU events to personal and professional networks
  • Serve as a spokesperson/liaison for YLU within your workplace, industry and/or personal network
  • Provide ongoing feedback on how we can improve and expand YLU events
  • Participate in New Leaders Training (UW 101) which is offered twice per year
  • Participate in at least one sub-committee
  • Serve as a member of the YLU Steering Committee for a term of three (3) years

YLU Steering Committee Benefits

  • Decision maker when determining current and future YLU programming
  • Recognition on YLU website and promotional material; special name tags during events
  • Invitations to special events open to YLU Steering Committee Members and Ambassadors only
  • Advance notice of all upcoming YLU events
  • Opportunity to serve as the face of YLU as testimonial speaker at United Way events and/or campaign presentations (if interested)

YLU Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Join YLU by donating $250 or more to United Way campaign and perform 16 hours volunteer service annually
  • Promote YLU events to personal and professional networks
  • Serve as a spokesperson/liaison for YLU within your workplace and during UW campaigns
  • Provide ongoing feedback on how we can improve and expand YLU events
  • Attend at least four (4) YLU events per year, especially member recruiting drives
  • Participate in New Leaders Training (UW 101) which is offered twice per year

YLU Ambassador Benefits

  • Recognition on YLU website; special name tags during events
  • Invitations to special events open to YLU Steering Committee Members and Ambassadors only
  • Advance notice of all upcoming YLU events
  • Opportunity to serve as the face of YLU as testimonial speaker at United Way events and/or campaign presentations (if interested)