THE EMERGING LEADERS SOCIETY IS A NETWORK OF PHILANTHROPIC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SUPPORTING SPOKANE COUNTY UNITED WAY'S VISION THROUGH NETWORKING, VOLUNTEERING, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Our Mission and History
To create a lasting impact in Spokane County by engaging philanthropic young leaders.
The Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) was established by Spokane County United Way in 2013 to provide early-to mid-career professionals an opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with community-minded individuals, and elevate their commitment to making a difference in the community. Spokane County United Way saw the need to educate, develop, and invest in young professionals and the role they play in the future success of the Spokane community, thus the Emerging Leaders Society was born.
What is the Emerging Leaders Society?
Members of the Emerging Leaders Society 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 through the opportunities to serve on committees including membership, marketing, volunteer, strategic planning, and events.
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Board of Directors 2020-2021
ELS Events Calendar and Registration -
due to COVID-19 all events are currently postponed
Annually, the Emerging Leaders Society hosts a number of events, centered on networking, volunteerism, professional development, or some combination of the three! Check out our line up, and circle back often as we are always adding something new.
The Emerging Leaders Society’s signature event is the annual Spokane Philanthropy Awards. ELS hosts this event each October in partnership with the Spokane Journal of Business to honor philanthropic individuals and organizations in the community.
Annual Event Calendar
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January 17, 2020
February 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 14, 2020
Annual Kickoff / Chateau Rive / 5:00-7:00 PM
Serving with CEO's / Mental Health Community Conversation / Fellow Coworking Space / 5:30 - 7:30 PM
ELS 3-3 Tournament / Warehouse Athletic Facility / 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Serving with CEO's Volunteer Event TBD
Beers with Peers
ELS is Out for Blood / Vitalant / 11 am - 2 pm
FootGolf / Eagle Ridge Short Course
United Way Day of Impact
Spokane Philanthropy Awards
Serving with CEO's
Jingle 'N Mingle