ELC Events


We invite you to join United Way’s Emerging Leaders Council, a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers. ELC members are typically under 45 years old and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, professional development opportunities, networking conversations and social events. You can join more than 4,000 ELC members making a lasting difference for individuals, families and neighborhoods in need across our San Antonio community.

Please click on the individual event below to learn more.

COVID-19 update: All ELC events will be held virtually until further notice. Due to limited space, registration will be required for events. Wishing you and yours comfort and health during this time.

CloseUp: United for Change

Join us on Wednesday, September 30th for a candid exclusive discussion with Brad Barron, 2020 United Way Campaign Chair and President and CEO of NuStar Energy. Brad will kick off the ELC United Way campaign season by discussing strategies young professionals can use to come together and be United for Change during difficult times. Register today!

Online Thank-a-Thon #ThankSanAntonio

Share your appreciation for our community! There are many across our community who are working tirelessly on the front line serving and supporting our community during this challenging time.  Take a moment to send a quick note of thanks, a video or photo and we will send it along to brighten someone’s day. CLICK HERE to send a card today!

A Community United

As coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread across the U.S. and the globe, the health and safety of the community and its residents is our number one priority. Our local focus, in concert with our community impact partners, is working to improve the lives of local children, students, families and those in emergency situations. Now, the people we serve may be even more vulnerable during this public health emergency.

Please know that the United Way 2-1-1 Help Line is part of the disaster communications plan for our City, County and State governments. Our call center is in active disaster response mode as we partner with the San Antonio MetroHealth Department (SAMHD) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to combat COVID-19 locally. We are on stand-by to expand our capacity, if necessary, for an increase in call volume.

The COVID-19 Response Fund was created by United Way, and multiple partners, including the San Antonio Area Foundation to help support the immediate and long-term needs of our community during these challenging times. For a complete list of awarded grants, click here.

United Way has a track record for leading crisis response and part of that effort includes establishing and contributing to relief funds.  Proceeds will assist local non-profits serving vulnerable clients in our community during the coronavirus outbreak. DONATE here.