Young Leaders Society




We invite you to join United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS), a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers.  YLS members are under 40 years old and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, networking activities, and social events.  You can join more than 500 YLS members making a positive difference in the Siouxland community!  For additional details CLICK HERE.


To make a positive and lasting impact in the Siouxland community, by helping those in need.  To encourage philantrophy and volunteerism, and to help spread the mission of the United Way of Siouxland to the young professionals in our community. 


  • Donors under age 40 who contribute $250 or more to United Way of Siouxland's annual campaign

  • Gift can be combined with a spouse or partner

  • Special recognition as a United Way donor

  • Gifts of $500 or more receive additional recognition at the United Way Leadership Level 

  • Opportunities to engage with key community, civic and business leaders 

  • Unique opportunities to engage directly in United Way's work through volunteerism 

  • Professional and personal growth through leadership development opportunities 

  • Invitations to networking events with other young professionals 

  • Inclusion in our social media network community 

INTERESTED IN LEADERSHIP? ASK ABOUT THE YLS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE! This committee plans leadership, volunteer, and networking events for membership development. 

Current 2021 Executive Committee Members:

Amanda Davis, Chair - U. S. Bank
Jesse Hinrichs, Vice Chair - Aventure Staffing  
Brandie Wenham, Past Chair - Heritage Bank    
Meghan Calvaghna - Spectra    
Corey Glaude - Pega    
Lindsey Gutierrez - St. Luke's/UnityPoint    
Frank Vondrak - Habitat for Humanity    
Megan Dickinson - Marriott Riverfront    
Gina Erickson - WestRock    
Amanda Wiebe - Trinity Electric

For more information contact Sharon Messerschmidt at or call United Way at 712.255.3551!