United Way of Lake County (440)352-3166

Young Leaders


Get to Know the Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County

Our mission:

The Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County seek to be catalyst for change in the lives of Lake County youth through Leadership, Advocacy, Knowledge and Education in order to facilitate positive behaviors that will create tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, see our brochure.

A list of current leaders and committee members can be found here

Mark your calendar now for these exciting events:
Date, Time, Location & Registration Info:Event:

May 25

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm




91 Pub
2749 SOM Center Rd.
Willoughby Hills



Registration Fee:

$5  Guest Fee

Free for members of Young Leaders

Advance reservations recommended but not required. 

Call:    440-639-1369
Email: nparker@uwlc.org




Speaker Series:
Get Ahead by Giving Back

Guest Speaker:
Zulma Zabala, JD, MPA
CEO, East End Neighborhood House

Introduced by Commissioner Judy Moran

Enjoy a fascinating discussion of Ubuntu, an ancient word meaning, "Humanity to others" and "I am what I am because of what we all are."

Click here for a flyer.

June  16

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

YMCA Dream House 
7711 Jo Ann Dr, Concord


Registration Fee: 
$10 person



Join the Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County for a Nonprofit Agency Speed Networking Event & be Among the First to See the YMCA Dream House! 

  • Enjoy light appetizers & beverages!
  • Tour the Dream House while networking with other nonprofit agencies!
  • Learn about the missions, goals and volunteer opportunities of your local nonprofit agencies!
  • Meet United Way of Lake County's Young Leaders and join young entrepreneurs, professionals and volunteers who are making a difference!


July  (Details TBD)

CEO Dinner with Mayor Anderson at Skye Bistro

September 2  
(Details TBD)

Golf Outing at Blackbrook Golf Course


Young Professionals - Get Connected. Stay Connected.

L.A.K.E. Young Leaders seek to be catalyst for change in the lives of Lake County youth through Leadership, Advocacy, Knowledge and Education in order to facilitate positive behaviors that will create tomorrow’s leaders. It is imperative that rising stars in Lake County come together and share their visions for the future of our community.  United Way’s Young Leaders Initiative is the perfect blend of opportunities for young professionals across the board mixing philanthropy, professional development, and social activities to engage and unite Lake County’s best and brightest.  Here are just a few ways to get involved:

Attend Our Professional Development Speaker Series “Get Ahead by Giving Back”

United Way Young Leaders hosts professional development opportunities such as our “Get Ahead By Giving Back” Speaker Series throughout the year. Our speaker series are held at local establishments and provide a great way to be inspired and learn from local professionals and leaders in the community, and network with likeminded young professionals in a fun, relaxed environment. Each gathering focuses on a facet of our work at UWLC. For example, during the holiday months, we collect food for our “Feed Lake County” drive, and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable goods as the “entry fee” to our social. Past speakers have included:

1. Timothy M. McCue, Senior Program Officer of the William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neil Foundation

2. Aaron Swartz, Partner, Assurance Services Ernst & Young LLP

3. Tiger Laverde, Kirtland High School Football Coach & State Champion

Volunteer With Us

Our Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County, offer numerous volunteer opportunities that are well suited to our thriving young professional community. Registered members of Young Leaders are asked to volunteer 25 hours annually. We offer extensive options for all interests including: Community wide annual Day of Caring project, Feed Lake County Food Drive, mentorship programs, Evaluation & Investment Panel (an in depth look and opportunity to make funding decisions), holiday food collection and distribution, direct Youth United Way program, serve lunch at Salvation Army, gift wrapping for the community, local car washes, teaming up with Red Cross to install smoke alarms, partnering with local school to gdistribute food, assisting with various community holidays events, and much, much more! Contact us today to find out more about how you can get connected.

View the Brochure


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