Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who are Emerging Leaders?
Our key demographic includes young professionals aged 21-40 in the 40-town service area of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
Individuals who join are generous and enthusiastic about creating change in our community--leading their peers to Do Something BIG.
Q: What kinds of opportunities are offered to Emerging Leaders?
Emerging Leaders is made up of people like you: young professionals motivated to effect big change in the community. Our group jump-starts both your professional and philanthropic careers by connecting you with peers and career mentors. We also provide resources to help you make giving a vital, growing part of your career and life.
Some opportunities include:
- Leadership development
- Networking and social opportunities
- Volunteer and community impact opportunities
- Recognition in the leadership giving roster
Q: Why should I become an Emerging Leader?
Through leadership development, volunteerism, and networking, Emerging Leaders aim to educate other young business professionals about the importance of philanthropy and the work of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
Q: Who plans the Emerging Leaders annual activities?
Annual activities for Emerging Leaders are planned by an appointed chair and the Emerging Leaders Steering Committee. The Committee is comprised of representatives from local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Q: What activities can I look forward to?
- Luncheons with prominent local leaders
- Developing Leaders Series workshops – professional development workshops and seminars to help you develop your skills
- Community service projects that improve neighborhoods and strengthen our community
- Networking and social events to expand your personal and professional networks