Leaders United

Leading the way for positive change


Your gift keeps Marylanders in homes, helps kids in school, and provides access to healthy food and jobs that pay the bills.


United Way’s Leaders United is a powerful network of more than 2,500 people representing a wide variety of age groups, backgrounds, workplaces, and interests who are committed to improving our region. Members, who give $1,000 or more each year to support United Way and causes they care about, make an incredible impact on our communities. The group contributes more than $4 million annually through United Way fundraising drives and Leaders United group initiatives.

Leaders United focuses on housing and homelessness, and also supports hands-on United Way projects that help families make ends meet. Since 2016, Leaders United members have:

  • Outfitted 32 apartments for people transitioning from homelessness to permanent supportive housing with plans for 35 more in 2022
  • Together with our Women United and Emerging Leaders United membership groups, created the
  • Holiday Pop-Up Market that provided hundreds of families with self-selected gifts and a holiday experience to remember
  • Provided families and veterans experiencing homelessness with “welcome home” kits, including the basic necessities needed to start a new chapter in their lives
  • Completed a much-needed clean in the neighborhood of our partner agency, City of Refuge
  • Hosted in person and virtual sessions to learn more about housing and homelessness in our region
  • Created an annual event, Leaders on Tap, which brings hundreds of passionate donors together for an evening of networking and giving back

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