Young Leaders Society

The United Way of West Alabama’s Young Leaders Society builds the next generation of community leaders by offering leadership roles in service projects and chances to serve on select partner agency boards and inspiring philanthropy and volunteerism among its members.

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Individuals between the ages of 21-45 who are committed to improving education, health, and income stability in West Alabama and who pledge an annual United Way gift are encouraged to join YLS.

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Young Leaders Society Presents the West Alabama Young Leaders Awards

Honorees are celebrated during the annual awards luncheon. Each honoree is presented with a trophy, has his/her name added to the WAYLA perpetual plaque, and most importantly, gets to select a local nonprofit to receive a $500 donation in his/her name. Read more about the awards and view past honorees when you scroll down the page.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:



2023 - Charlie Bailey
2022 - Tripp Powell
2021 - Heyward Gould
2020 - Jennifer Naves
2019 - David R. Pass
2018 - Thomas Powe
2017 - Max Karrh
2016 - Eric Heslop

United in Service Awards