Emerging Young Leaders


Emerging Young Leaders are the next generation of business and community leaders who believe in giving back to our community. Young professionals (under 45) who make a $120 annual gift to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle are eligible to join. This group comes together throughout the year for exclusive networking, volunteering, and professional development opportunities.


BUILD YOUR LEADERSHIP CAPACITY though access to leadership trainings.

MAKE AN IMPACT by taking part in meaningful activities including volunteer projects and community events.

STRENGTHEN YOUR NETWORK by connecting with like-minded Emerging Leaders at social events, online and in exclusive sessions with business and community leaders.  


Invitations to exclusive events

Leadership opportunities

Networking opportunities with business and community leaders

How to Join

Make a yearly contribution at Emerging Young Leader Level of $120 or above ($5 per pay/24 pay periods, $30 quarterly, or a one-time gift).

Return your pledge card as part of your workplace United Way Campaign or donate online today.

For more information, please complete the contact form.

EYL Steering Committee Members:

Courtney Carroll, Steering Committee Chair, American Public University System

Kirstie Svehla, Public Relations Chair, BCT

Matt Jozik, Membership Chair, CNB

Karen Richards, Hospitality Chair, CNB

Matt Stickel, Treasurer, BCT

Eddie Cope, American  Public University System

Natalie Hardy, American Public University System

Michael Sholl, Jefferson Security Bank