Young Leaders United

Young Leaders United is comprised of individuals in their 20s and 30s who share in the commitment of giving time and resources, engaging with like-minded people and serving our community.

Leadership Givers networking at a picnic

Are you a young professional enthusiastic about advancing the common good in our community? Then Young Leaders United is the group for you! Young Leaders United enhances the United Way of the Plains mission by bringing together individuals who have a desire to lead a philanthropic lifestyle in the Wichita community. YLU promotes philanthropy through financial giving, volunteering and exclusive events.

Discover today how you can grow as an individual while strengthening our community.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Members, watch your email for details!

Young professionals volunteering and painting sidewalk games for children.
Serve United 2021
October 18 – 23

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Wichita Wind Surge Game & Volunteer Opportunity

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“Grow your career connections”

Pete Najera, United Way President & CEO

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STAY CONNECTED

Keep up-to-date with all Young Leader happenings by joining our Facebook group, United Way of the Plains Young Leaders United:

Two young women painting outdoor play equipment as a volunteer project.

HANDS & HEARTS UNITED

As Young Leaders, we’re committed to strengthening our community by volunteering 12 hours annually. Our Volunteer Center can help you find opportunities that match your unique talents, interests and schedule. Visit volunteertoday.org to see current volunteer opportunities where you can make a difference. Projects listed on the site are updated regularly to reflect current needs, so make sure you check back often.

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

MEET THE STEERING COMMITTEE

The Young Leaders United steering committee meets monthly to provide direction and support. They plan and implement events beneficial to members while supporting the mission of United Way of the Plains.

Cecilia Thibault
Steering Committee Chair

INTRUST Bank

Jose Astorga-Marquez
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Headshot of Kayla Bean.

Kayla Bean
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

Jenny Hernandez Lopez
Bank of America

MaeLauren Hudson
INTRUST Bank

Melissa Labra
Emprise Bank

Maria Lawter
Cargill Wichita

Matt Moore
City of Wichita

Dylan Thiessen
Koch Industries

BECOME A MEMBER

Ready to join this dynamic group of young professionals and make a difference? Members donate a minimum of $120 a year.

Join Now

We know not all company pledge cards include an option to join Young Leaders United. Don’t let that stand in your way of becoming a member! If you’d like to join, or you’re a current member and your contact info has changed, click here.

QUESTIONS?

For more information, email youngleaders@unitedwayplains.org.