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Emerging Leaders "4 Under 40" Awards Ceremony Honoring 2023 Winners

United Way of Lake County's Emerging Leaders 4 Under 40 Awards honors our community's next generation of leaders. Join us for a celebratory evening where we will pay tribute to Lake County's best and brightest young professionals in the areas of leadership, community involvement, entrepreneurship and professional accomplishment.

We look forward to recognizing this outstanding group of young professionals with this prestigious award for their hard work and achievements over heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Please join us for a wonderful evening at The Everly in Mentor. Details and 2023 "4 Under 40" winners can be found below. Register now!

Date:  Thursday, Jan 18, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: The Everly, located at 8200 Norton Pkwy, Mentor    

Fee (Includes Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and 2 Drink Tickets per Person):

  • $40 for Emerging Leaders & Women United Members
  • $50 for Guests 
  • $30 for Guests under 21 Years of Age (Does NOT include any drink tickets)

Sponsorships: Interested in sponsoring our "4 Under 40" event? Click here for a list of all sponsorship opportunities. Click here to purchase a sponsorship.

Questions? Contact Kerry Jonke at kerry.jonke@gmail.com or 440.251.9414.   

Registration Ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, January 12 - Advance Registration Required.  Register Now!


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2023 Award Recipients 

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Andie Musial
Professor of Biology, Co-Advisor of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Psi Rho, Lakeland Community College

Anna Dey
Owner, Smoothie King (Mentor & Painesville); Owner, Clean Eatz (Mentor & Westlake); Owner, The Yard on 3rd (Willoughby); Owner, The Vitamin Shoppe (Huber Heights); Partner, Bario Tacos + Tequila (Columbus & Pittsburgh); Founder & Director, The 24 in 24

Sarah Bals
Owner, 440 Marketing; Executive Director, Lake County Development Council

Lindsay Defeo
Owner, Leolo Hospitality (Mentor)


Past Winners

For a list of past winners, click here.


Impact Leader Sponsors

Brunner Sanden Deitrick LOGO      Dworken and Bernstein Logo

Griffin Technologies Logo      Lighthouse Advisers LOGO

Component Repair LOGO


Platinum Sponsors

Todays Family Magazine Logo Keller Williams LOGO

Silver Sponsor

Dworken and Bernstein Logo



Table Sponsors

Clean Eatz LOGO    Smoothie King LOGO


Lighthouse Advisers LOGO   Erie Bank LOGO


Cleveland Auto Wholesale_LOGO      440 Marketing_LOGO


Bronze Sponsors

Lakeland Community College Logo    Mentor  area chamber of commerce logo

Two Men and a Truck LOGO   Western & Southhern Life-Gary & James LOGO

Laketran LOGO




In-Kind Sponsors

Griffin Technologies Logo   Jenna Siebert Media LOGO

Nothing Bundt Cakes_LOGO    B_Lake Blue Printing LOGO