Emerging Leaders United

Emerging Leaders United

Emerging Leaders United is a program for adults under age 40 who donate or pledge a minimum annual gift of $250 or a combined minimum annual gift of $500 with their spouse.

Emerging Leaders United will allow you to discover and expand your philanthropic passions through volunteering, networking and leadership development. 
Anyone who qualifies for the Emerging Leaders United program AND checks the box on their pledge form will be invited to participate in these opportunities. To learn more or to become part of this group, contact United Way at 507-345-4551 or MankatoUW@mankatounitedway.org

Upcoming Event:






Lunch with Jon Olseth, Olseth Family Foundation

Monday, May 21
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (optional volunteer opportunity to follow)
Shared Spaces Ogle Conference Room
Lunch Provided. 
We invite you to visit with Jon Olseth of the Olseth Family Foundation. The Olseth Family Foundation is working to improve community through support of arts, education, the environment and the underserved. In 2017, Jon’s passion for literacy and equal access to books led to our continuing Fourth-Grade Book Project through Greater Mankato United Way, funded by the Olseth Family Foundation. This project provides a new Shel Silverstein book to every regional fourth-grader. It also engages the community in delivering books directly to students and reading poetry together. Watch a video about last year’s deliveries here. The Olseth Family Foundation is engaged in many other community initiatives, such as Books for Kids and BackPack Food Program.
This year we will be delivering to all District 77 schools on Monday, May 21 at 1:00. After conversation and lunch with Jon, you are invited to join at a local school. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a great example of giving back to a community through literacy. 


- Volunteer for various community projects with other Emerging Leaders.

- Meet corporate and community leaders as well as other young leaders who will help you grow both professionally and in philanthropy.

- Attend the Tocqueville Speaker Series, in which Tocqueville Society Leaders (those who give a personal annual gift of $10,000 or more) share their professional and personal journeys and their perspectives on philanthropy.

- Attend the Business of Giving Series, in which regional business leaders invite Emerging Leaders to learn more about what their company's perspective on giving and what they do to give back to the community.