Young Leaders Society

United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS) is a network of engaged philanthropists under the age of 40 who share a passion for advancing community solutions by leveraging the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow.

With an annual gift of $1,000 ($500 for those under 30) to United Way of Greenville County, the YLS is built for young leaders, by young leaders.


Connect through unique education and networking events.

Wake Up Greenville: A quarterly breakfast series highlighting different community issues and programs. This series aims to deepen your understanding of the work of United Way of Greenville County and provides the chance to network with other young leaders.

The Great Conversation: The Great Conversation seeks to connect young professionals with influential community leaders and United Way advocates. Through these conversations, we hope to foster powerful dialogue around philanthropy and civic engagement—and how giving back to our community can positively influence your career.

Social Gatherings: We host casual gatherings like cornhole tournaments and trivia nights, as well as our big annual celebration, to promote connection with other community-minded young professionals and celebrate our contributions to the annual United Way campaign.

YLS Annual Golf Tournament: YLS hosts a golf tournament each year to benefit the United Way of Greenville County annual campaign. This year's Fall in the Cup Classic will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Green Valley Country Club. More details to come.


Serve through hands-on volunteer opportunities.

We meet monthly for volunteer projects to give back to the community we all call home. Popular opportunities include United Way's annual School Tools program, Downtwon Alive and Born Learning Trail istallation and maintenance.


Grow through innovative leadership programs.

That's My Greenville: Focusing on both leadership development and a deep exploration of community issues, That's My Greenville leadership participants will attend monthly sessions to build knowledge and aptitude. Upon completion, leaders will have clear pathways and competency to serve meaningfully in board service, volunteerism and civic engagement.



YLS Leadership

Kimberly Wunder
Greenville County

Darius Woodford
Michelin North America

YLS Council

Click here to see the full list


Want more information? Contact Kate Malewich at