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.

In 2022, YLS Executive Committee Members:

  • Volunteered with 21 non-profits and 5 PTSO/PTAs
  • Provided 1,200 Community Service Hours, saving organizations $35,940 in labor.
  • Served on 7 Partner Agency Boards of Directors

Become a United Way Leader

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.

Upcoming Events

Annual Pie Eating Contest - Thurs, April 16th

Go for the gold! Join us at 5 pm at Heat Pizza Bar and eat pizza on behalf of 1 of our 30 partner agencies! The fastest eater picks the agency of their choice to receive proceeds from the contest!

Day of Action - Fri, May 12th

Volunteer with YLS from 9 am to 12 noon and grab lunch after. Sign up today and receive a free Live United t-shirt to wear.


Contact Us

To join the Young Leaders Society and receive emails about upcoming events submit your information below.



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

2017 - Matt Hood
2017 - Derek Osborn
2017 - Samuel Paster
2017 - Patricia Parnell Powe
2016 - Chris Brubeck
2016 - Patrick Hamner
2016 - Anna Johnson
2016 - Rodney Pelt, Sr.
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