Young Leaders Society

Who We Are

United Way of Washtenaw County Young Leaders Society (YLS) develops the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities for philanthropy, long-term relationship building, professional development and community engagement.
We invite community-oriented individuals or couples, 40 years old or younger, to join us in creating lasting change.

What can YLS offer me?

The Young Leaders Society offers members the unique opportunity to:

  • LEAD: Develop your personal and professional skills by learning from top community leaders through our YLS Speaker Series or lead in our steering committee
  • CONNECT: Network with other young professionals who have a passion for our community at informal social events
  • SERVE: Participate in unique volunteer projects that make a meaningful impact on our community - including volunteering with Washtenaw County's first Club Connect Reading Oasis at Erickson School in Ypsilanti

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 19th, 5-7 pm
Cultivate, Ypsilanti
$1 dollar off your drinks!
Thursday, March 7th 12-1:30
1950 Manchester Rd., Ann Arbor
Lunch included

Member of the Month

Kyle Mazurek

Manager of External Affairs, Comcast

How can I join?

Joining YLS starts with your gift, through workplace giving or an individual donation, to United Way of Washtenaw County.
Giving Levels:
Member: donate an annual gift of $175 + (~$14 a month)
Premium member: donate an annual gift of $500 + (~$41 a month)
  • Free "Live United" t-shirt
  • Networking, learning and leading opportunities 
  • Discounted fee for YLS events (free for premium members) *excludes cornhole & mixer
  • Opportunity to be featured on all social media outlets as Member of the Month
  • Opportunities to volunteer; focused on our impact areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health

For more information on the Young Leaders Society, email us at

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