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Emerging Leaders United

The Next Generation’s Trailblazers

Guided by passion, Emerging Leaders disrupt the status quo. They’re the changemakers of our community, dedicating their time and talents to service and advocacy.

Become a Changemaker

​​Be a part of the movement.

Members of ELU gather for networking and service projects throughout the year, including their annual event, “The Great Chatt.”

Emerging Leaders are an inspiring group of young people under the age of 40 who contribute over $365 to the United Way.

We are the next generation’s trailblazers that are passionate about making our communities better and refuse to settle for the status quo.

Become a Changemaker

Board Members

These community leaders help guide our organization and find the best ways to create positive change.

Adriann Deering

Columbus Water Works


Victoria Barrett

Columbus Water Works


Rubria Hintz

TSYS/ Global Payments


Patrick Dietz

TSYS/ Global Payments


Tavari Turner

Boys & Girls Club


Erica Walker

Community Foundation of the CV


Kenna Arrington

Synovus


Jeremy Ackles

Civic Center


West Graham

BEAM


Tavari Turner

Boys & Girls Club


“To engage young leaders in creating a positive impact in our community through giving, advocating, and volunteering.”

Other giving groups

Tocqueville Society

Members support our annual campaign at the highest level.

Women United

Join a team of women dedicated to making a difference.

Legacy Society

Members partner with the United Way to create long-term change.