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Members of the Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) contribute their time, talent, and treasure annually to the community, and to Spokane County United Way. ELS members attend events focused on networking and professional development, as well as have hands on volunteer experience with local non-profit agencies. Members of ELS gain leadership experience by serving on their committee of choice (Events, Marketing, Membership, Spokane Philanthropy Awards, Strategic Planning, Volunteer).



Commitment from you

Being an ELS member is an opportunity to do something big, gain experience, expand your network and make an impact on your community.

To be considered and recognized as a chapter member of the United Way Emerging Leaders Society of Spokane, an individual  participates in any one of the following Contribution Tier's.

Participation can be through a Workplace Giving Campaign or by donating directly to United Way of Spokane County.

ELS volunteer event

Why Join ELS?

Make an Impact

ELS members are more than just donors; they are active contributors to the well-being of our community. Through hands-on volunteer work with local non-profit organizations, you can directly influence positive change.

Expand Your Network

Our society hosts a variety of networking events throughout the year, providing a platform for you to connect with like-minded individuals and industry leaders.

Professional Development

ELS is not just about giving back; it's also about growing forward. Participate in our professional development activities designed to sharpen your skills and prepare you for leadership roles.


Contribution Tiers

Tier One:
A minimum financial contribution of $1000 and 10 hours of volunteer time annually.
(Includes recognition in United Way Leadership Registry).

Tier Two:
A minimum financial contribution of $500 and 25 hours of volunteer time annually.

Tier Three:
A minimum financial contribution of $250 and 50 hours of volunteer time annually.

Emerging Leaders Society Membership Application