Emerging Leaders Society

Emerging Leaders represent a new generation of leaders committed to making a difference in their community by leveraging the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow — both personally and professionally.

This program is for community minded professionals who would like to give, advocate, and volunteer in their community with the United Way. 



  • The Emerging Leaders Society empowers young professional leaders in the Greater Longview United Way’s service area to give, advocate, and volunteer. 


  • Networking: Network and form new partnerships with area businesses and community leaders around civic engagement.
  • Learning and leading: Learn about local issues, leadership, and professional development.
  • Volunteering: Volunteer with service projects that improve neighborhoods and strengthen our community.
  • Supporting: Support programs related to GLUW's work in education, income, health and housing.

Being an Emerging Leader

  • Connects you with your peers across sectors
  • Introduces you to diverse leaders and unique development experiences
  • Offers you a variety of ways to make a significant impact in our community
  • Special recognition at the annual campaign kick off 
  • Learn about how the Greater Longview United Way advocates for people in our community across the focus areas of health, income, and education. 

Requirements to Join

  • Be under the age of 45
  • Work in the Greater Longview United Way service area (Gregg, Harrison Counties)
  • Have a passion for and desire to serve, give, and advocate 
  • Donate $250 or more to the Greater Longview United Way’s annual campaign. You can give online or throughout your company’s United Way campaign/ payroll deduction.
  • Volunteer 10 hours of your time annually at United Way-led events.  
    • Join a workplace presentation 
    • Attend an impact tour
    • Attend a Greater Longview United Way event/fundraiser 
  • Being an ambassador for the Greater Longview United Way


  • Volunteer/Outreach/Mixer Events with leaders from the Greater Longview United Way Area
  • Meet, network, and learn from people in different disciplines and sectors of the Greater Longview area
  • Special Emerging Leaders Day of Action work team
  • Learn more about the critical needs, issues and opportunities in our community 
  • Work together with other like minded individuals to unite the caring power of our community 


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Evan Dolive at edolive@longviewunitedway.org or 903-758-0191.