Emerging Leaders Society


This impact group offers the opportunity for young adults to get involved in their community and make positive changes to the people of Brazoria County. ELS works closely with community partners to identify opportunities for volunteering within the scope of the United Way's mission and vision along with the ELS target areas of leading, connecting, and serving.

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Our next event will be on Thursday, April 20th. The ELS Birthday BASH is a pub crawl to raise donations for Birthday Bag kits to help families in Brazoria County to afford birthday celebrations for their children. 

Join the ELS Birthday BASH by clicking on the RSVP Now button below.


ELS Mission

The mission of the Emerging Leaders Society is to encourage the spirit of philanthropy, leadership and community impact among young adults in Brazoria County. Members of the ELS are committed, compassionate and generous individuals who are dedicated to creating positive changes in the community in which they live and work.

ELS Purpose
  • Increased involvement of community engagement through ELS, working with United Way of Brazoria County;

  • Volunteer opportunities with community partners;

  • Developing service projects that will bring positive impact to Brazoria County;

  • Helping advocate and educate others on community issues.


Leadership Opportunities
  • Networking with area leadership individuals and companies;

  • Form new partnerships and relationships through community enhancement opportunities among peers;

  • Opportunities to seek out community leaders for events and lead events.

Steering Committee Leaders

We are always looking for those extra special emerging leaders to join the ELS Steering Committee. Contact Andrea Raiff, araiff@uwbc.org, if you would like to know more about become a Steering Committee Leader.



From left to right: Luke, Zachry Group; Lindsey, City of Pearland; Wendy, Chevron Phillips; Tabitha, BASF

Not pictured: Derek, The Facts; Amanda, Phillips 66; Mariolein, Mammoet USA South, Inc.