United Way Young Leaders

United Way Young Leaders is an engaged group of young professionals–40 and younger–who are dedicated to building a stronger Miami.

Motivated by vision and service, Young Leaders are forward-looking individuals who share their time, talent and resources to help make Miami’s future brighter for all. Members enjoy personal and professional networking opportunities with inspiring leaders, connect with others who share a passion for improving lives, and participate in lively volunteer projects and social events.

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United Way or Miam Cultivate relationships through lively and interactive personal and professional development gatherings with expert panelists and speakers

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Give back and build community through service projects that provide measurable results

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Connect with other community-minded young professionals committed to improving our community

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Develop personally and professionally as a leader while learning from Miami’s top executives PORA CoS


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Christina Pappas, The Keyes Company, Young Leaders Chair

“My United Way involvement runs deep, similar to United Way’s deep rooted community efforts in Miami for many decades. I believe in giving back to a community that has given so much to me and my family and United Way’s vision and implementation make such an impact that no one person could do alone. I know that giving with United Way, we truly can make a stronger Miami.”

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Brendan Yuen, Ryder System, Inc., Young Leaders Co-Chair

“Community involvement and volunteering has always been an important aspect of my life and after moving to Miami ten years ago and first learning about the incredible work that the United Way does through my employee giving campaign, I decided to get involved. In this time of rapid transformation in Miami, the United Way’s mission is more important now than ever before. I’m honored to serve alongside our executive committee and the hundreds of like-minded Young Leaders as we work together to make a lasting impact and build a stronger Miami for our entire community.”

Make an impact in Miami’s future. Become a change maker.


As a member of Young Leaders, you can make a valuable difference in people’s lives while you expand and fulfill your personal vision and objectives. Exclusive opportunities include:

  • Understanding of and insight into Miami’s most pressing issues
  • Volunteering for events and participating in experiences that support vital causes
  • Access to community mentors and leaders
  • Invitations to signature events and activities contributing to the community’s progress in education, financial stability, and health
  • Enjoying social time with stimulating people who share your passion and values
  • Invitations to Luncheon with Leaders series
  • Invitation to signature Build Your Own Brunch interactive cooking event

Learn more

Learn more about joining this vibrant group by contacting youngleaders@unitedwaymiami.org.

Fast Track Giving. United we can do more.

Take advantage of additional benefits immediately by making a pledge to incrementally increase your gift over a period of three years to reach the standard entry level for Cornerstone, Pillar, Pioneer or Tocqueville Society. Leverage your donation by fast tracking today.

To learn more about Fast Track Giving contact 305.646.7184 or leadership@unitedwaymiami.org.