Emerging Leaders


Our mission is to engage, inspire, educate and empower young professionals in the San Antonio area to make a difference through volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy.

Open to young professionals, aged 21 to 45, who support the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County by making an annual minimum gift of $250 or volunteering 24 hours each year, members of our Emerging Leaders Council (#ELCUWSA) see firsthand the difference they make impacting lives and creating lasting change here in our local community. Membership allows you to network with other young leaders, make a difference in our community, and strengthen your personal and professional connections.


  • Give a minimum $250 annual donation to United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
    (That’s less than $5 per week!)


  • Log 24 hours of volunteer service for the calendar year at United Way supported agencies
    (One service day per year)


Membership commitment form here.


  • Invitations to special ELC-only events
  • Special Professional/Educational programs to learn more about the nonprofits where your money is making an impact!
  • Connect and engage with other ELC members at exclusive ELC-only Social Gatherings!
  • Hands-on Volunteer Events
  • Change lives in the San Antonio community