Benefits of Young Leaders United

Grow personally and professionally by meeting a wide range of civic and business leaders.

Connect with your community through year-round volunteer activities.

Help host IGNITE, one of United Way’s largest fundraisers, to support our workforce development initiative.

Upcoming events


Affinity Group Outdoor Happy Hour & Networking Event

Join United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United (WU) and Young Leaders United (YLU) for an end of summer happy hour and networking event on August 31!

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Young Leaders United members support United Way by annually giving $250 or more. Your annual investment doesn’t just help to provide quick and simple community fixes—you will be helping to create lasting change in the community through skills-based Volunteering, mentorship and raising funds to support community driven solutions.

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Meet the members

Tiara Muse

Director of Research, Furst Group

“Joining YLU has provided me with numerous opportunities to give back and provide sources of hope to communities in a big way. United Way has done a phenomenal job of offering resources to communities in need and this consistent commitment totally aligns with my values.”

Tom Jacobs

Product Lead, Blue Crew

“I joined [YLU] because I fell in love with the mission of United Way. I truly believe in United Way's approach of localizing support from an individual metro area to an individual neighborhood and all the way to an individual family. I'm honored to contribute to an organization that does so much to help communities at this foundation level.”

Sara Clancy

YLU Committee Chair; Senior Manager, KPMG

“The biggest reason why I joined [YLU] was because I feel that United Way has the biggest potential to make a large impact.”

Young Leaders United Council


Tom Jacobs


Vice Chair

Jennifer Bahra

Fifth Third Bank

Lizzy Anton

Blue Crew

Leo Bjorklund


Adam Blumstein

Burns & McDonnell

Kathryn Bors

SC Johnson

Luz Bottecchia


Steven Campillo


Steven Cox


Emily Davis


Patrick Green

Reed Construction

Nick Handorf


Courtney Hubbard

Ernst & Young

Jeff Leets

Northern Trust

Justin Lewis


Mourya Mamidala


Gabriella McLoughlin

Washington University, STL

Tiara Muse

Koya Partners/Diversified Search Group

Trey Page


Matt Rohan

US Bank

Tina Sayadi

Texas Instruments

Ben Schwertz


Erica Sobecki


Stevan Tomich

Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Other Affinity Groups and Giving Societies

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Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


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Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.

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