Emerging Leaders United

Cultivating young leaders today to advance the community tomorrow

Unique opportunities for young professionals to give back

United Way’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) group is all about building connections and having fun – with a purpose. Forget going to another ho-hum networking night or boring conference. With ELU, you’ll have unique opportunities to give back to the local community at events while meeting other passionate young professionals.

We’re all about making positive and long-lasting change in central Maryland. Through professional development, educational opportunities, volunteerism and networking events, This emerging leaders program has the end goal to change the odds for families and communities by advancing education, housing, employment and health.



Jingle and Mingle with United Way Memberships Groups

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.

Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley 245 Shawan Road Cockeysville, MD 21031

Come help fill stockings for students and families enrolled in United Way programs while reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. United Way's first-ever Jingle and Mingle event is for members of Emerging Leaders United, Women United, Leaders LEARN MORE »

Emerging Leaders United Holiday Village ‘Celebration Dinner’

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.

Sinai Hospital 2401 W Belvedere Ave Baltimore, MD

Together, with other young professionals, you'll help bring the holidays to life at a special celebration where you'll serve families a full holiday meal, followed by a visit from the man in the big, red suit and a presentation LEARN MORE »

Wine in the Winter with Emerging Leaders United

Jan 18, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD

Join United Way of Central Maryland's Emerging Leaders United (ELU) for an exclusive evening of wine, food pairings, live music, raffle drawings, innovator awards and of course, mingling with old and new ELU friends. LEARN MORE »

ELU Member of the Month

Ashley Rosenblatt

Ashley S Rosenblatt

Workplace: Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Marketing Coordinator

“Even if you aren’t sure exactly what you’re passionate about or how you want to get involved, just give ELU a shot. ELU truly offers an experience for everyone with one constant—the amazing and incredible young professionals that make ELU what it is. You are sure to find something that inspires passion, and make a few new friends in the process.”


In May, more than 400 young game changers gathered for United Way of Central Maryland’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) Young Professionals Conference. The sixth annual, day-long conference was a sell-out, and featured a series of panels, workshops and presentations based on advancing personal, professional and social change.