This year, our society’s goal is $725,000, which is a $25,000 increase from last year. We are also looking to increase membership from 1,376 last year to 1,500 members this year. Find all YLS goals here. (PDF)
Many members of the Young Leaders Society visited Bloomsbury Farm this year for or annual Young Leaders Society Event, where they learned how their support helps United Way programs like Play & Learn and RED Ahead. One mom spoke on how her daughter has benefited from the programs. Click here for more info on her story. After the program, the children and parents got to listen to our United Way Scarecrow read a story during storytime. For photos of the event click here.
Chair: Shilo Knapp, Rockwell Collins
Vice Chair: Kari Cooling, Holmes Murphy
Young Leaders Society givers are 40 years old and younger with an annual contribution of $250 or more. This leadership program is designed to recognize and offer tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to begin serving the community through their financial gifts. A portion of the annual campaign dollars raised by Young Leaders support initiatives that target early childhoood. In 2011, the Young Leaders Society had 1,375 members who contributed $694,693.
What opportunities can the Young Leaders Society offer me?
1. Social Networking
2. Professional growth & networking
If you would like more information on becoming a leadership giver, contact us here.
Young Leaders Society Newsletters
Prior Young Leaders Society Chairs
2012/13 – Wendy Nielsen, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust; Shilo Knapp, Rockwell Collins
2011/12 – Brandi Mueller, The Overture Group; Wendy Nielsen, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
2010 - Brett Papendick, Brandi Mueller
2009 – Melanie Richert, Brett Papendick
2008 – Craig Vander Leest, Melanie Richert
2006 – Sue Lowder/Seth Miller
2005 – Sue Lowder/Seth Miller
2004 – Jason Hellickon/Sue Lowder
2003 – Jason Hellickon/Sue Lowder
2000-2002 – Rob Kane