Emerging Leaders Society


Emerging Leaders are young people - ages 21 to 40 - who commit to LIVE UNITED 365 days per year through their annual gift of at least $365. Escambia County's Emerging Leaders are passionate about improving and contributing to our community. 

What can I expect as an Emerging Leader?

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you're making an impact in your community!

  • Communication from United Way about important issues related to the Education, Financial Stability and Health of our community's residents.

  • Recognition in our publications.

How can I make an impact as an Emerging Leader?


Your gift of $7 per week or more ($365 annual gift) can provide:

  • 6 month supply of medications for 4 low-income people, OR

  • Shelter for 42 people during a natural disaster, OR

  • 12 therapy sessions to youth with developmental disabilities

It's easy to give by payroll deduction through your participating company's United Way Campaign. Indicate that you are an emerging leader on step 3 of the pledge card -or - Contact the campaign department at 850-444-7143.

Give your time by participating in one of United Way's initiatives. Click
here to get connected to community volunteer opportunities.

Let your voice be heard! Understand United Way's mission and role in the community. Here is a good place to start!

2017 Emerging Leaders Society Current Members:

Franklin Alexander
Joy Alumbaugh
Cherri Baker
Brett Bennett
Shawn Blankenship
Crystal Bordelon
Danshell Brooks
Megan Chapman
Donya Charles
Amanda Clonts
Matthew Coughlin
Jeremy Creech
Carrie Cromey
Patrick Dickerson
Angelene Dodson
Cedric Durre
Darrick Elmore
Katherine Flakes
Laura Garrett
Patrick Grace
Sarah Green
Kelly Harris
Kimalia Hinton
Charles James
Kelly Jasen
Tara Jones
Suzanne Kelley
Jackalyn Kovac
Tanya Lockett
La’Ronnieca Maye
Adrienne Maygarden
Jennifer McFarren
Lakelyn McIntyre
Pam McKinney
Kristi Meyers
Tracy Moore
James Myers
Lynnea Myers
Richard Norris
Rebecca Oberto
Katie Odom
Hope Placer
Kelsey Powell
Miguel Puentes
Scott Remington
Leslie Saam
Alysa Skiles
April Stewart
Staci Stutts
William Sumlin
Raymond Vannice
William Wilson
Michael Wise
Maryann Wyrick Esenwein
Ahmund Young