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 conversations and social events. You can Join more than 500 YLS members making a lasting difference for individuals, families and neighborhoods in need.  


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


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

  • 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 social events where you can expand your network and meet like minded individuals

  • Inclusion in our social media network community

  • Recognition as a leadership donor of United Way of Siouxland

- Gifts may be combined with a spouse's to receive recognition

- Gifts from Young Leaders of $500 or more will receive additional regognition for the leadership level tied to the amount of the gift.

Young Leader Society brochure


Get more involved and help make a difference. Committee members take their involvement to the next level by planning programs and initiatives for YLS. Learn more. Committees include:

  • Connect Committee.  This committee plans networking and special events.

  • Serve Committee.  This committee works with community outreach and volunteer opportunities.

  • 2019 Lead Committee.  This committee plans leadership events to enhance membership development.

Bryce Book Chair Mid-American Energy
Sonia Wilson Vice Chair Great West Casualty
Jake Natwick Past Chair Heidman Law
Meghan Calvaghna Committee    Spectra
Amanda Davis Committee    US Bank
Ranee Ehrich Committee    Holy Spirit Retirement Home Foundation
Lindsey Gutierrez Committee June E. Nylen Cancer Cednter
Megan Lueders Committee    Great West Casualty
Kylie Stokes Committee    Goosmann Law Firm
Brandie Wehnam Committee    Heritage Bank
Dustin Wenham Committee    Bomgaars


United Way of Siouxland Young Leaders Society is proud to offer the next annual "GET ON BOARD" event!  Join us to visit with local non-profit agencies who have board opportunitites, and find out how to get involved.  Space is limited and you won’t want to miss this great opportunity, so REGISTER today! 

Date:          February 26, 2020
Time:         Noon-1:00 pm
Location:  United Way of Siouxland, 701 Steuben Street, Sioux City, IA  51104

To learn more about United Way of Siouxland's Young Leaders Society call 712.255.3551 today!