Light up the night with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United at their biggest event of the year! IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together 300+ Chicago area VIPs and young professionals for an evening of live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails—all to raise funds to support United Way's work to build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region through the Neighborhood Network Initiative.
Visit the Neighborhood Network page to learn more about how United Way is working alongside neighborhood partners to help heal, find solutions and build a more prosperous region.
Join Young Leaders United at IGNITE as we celebrate United Way’s commitment to community and give back to help create a Chicago region that meets the needs of all our neighbors.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete the event sponsorship form, in-kind beverage form or in-kind silent auction form.
United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) is a group of caring and committed young
professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers to make a lasting
difference for individuals, families and entire neighborhoods by supporting United Way’s work in communities. YLU members are typically under 40 years old and engage in volunteer service projects, networking conversations, fundraising and social events across the region to increase awareness of United Way’s community-based work and provide opportunities for young professionals to make a meaningful, positive impact.
Interested in learning more about YLU or joining the YLU Executive Council*? Visit Young Leaders United landing page.
* The Young Leaders United Executive Council is a group of YLU leaders who meet regularly to plan events for the greater YLU membership body.
Thank you for your donation. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete the event sponsorship form, in-kind beverage form or in-kind silent auction form.
For more ways to make a donation click here.
To donate by stock, wire transfer or other assets, please email donorhelp@LIVEUNITEDchicago.org or 312.906.2238
To pay by check, please note “IGNITE 2022” on the check and make checks payable to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Please mail by US Postal Service to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago I 231196 Momentum Place I Chicago, IL 60689.
If shipping by UPS, FedEx, or messenger service, please send to United Way of Metro Chicago I Fifth Third Wholesale Lockbox I Lockbox #231196 I 4900 W 95th Street I Oak Lawn, IL 60453