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: Different Together, Stronger United

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month! To celebrate the occasion, please join the Emerging Leaders Council for a dynamic panel conversation on October 28 to learn from those championing transformational change within our city.

This year, especially, we have seen local corporations, institutions and organizations across sectors amplify their commitments to advancing equity. These efforts have the incredible potential to improve the lives of San Antonians by ultimately producing responsive policies, funds, and services. As Emerging Leaders, it takes all of us working together to keep the momentum of these commitments alive and part of our daily actions. Join us in conversation with a dynamic cross-sector panel, as together, we can we can learn how to operationalize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplaces and across our community.

Panelists: Zan Gibbs, Chief Equity Officer – City of San Antonio, Dr. Myron Anderson, VP for Inclusive Excellence – University of Texas at San Antonio, Jacob Cavazos, SVP of Community Reinvestment, Diversity and Inclusion Community Subcommittee Chair – Broadway Bank

Moderator: Kiran Kaur Bains, Director of Community Impact – SA2020, 2020 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity

Register today!

ELC Close Up October

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.