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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What is your "Why"?  Are you a young professional looking to engage with the community? Are you looking to Engage, Volunteer, Network and Lead with individuals who are passionate about the community that they live, work, and play in? Then the United Way of Brazoria County Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) is the place for you!

Join us Wednesday, November 6th for an upcoming round-table discussion with community professionals under 40 who are excited to give back to the residents of Brazoria County. Please email Jennifer Ford, jford@uwbc.org to RSVP today!

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 a 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 Jennifer Ford, jford@uwbc.org, if you would like to know more about becoming 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.