Connect. Impact. Lead.

Who We Are

Heart of West Michigan United Way Young Leaders Society is open to all young professionals who are interested in learning, growing, and participating as philanthropists to invest in solutions that reduce poverty in West Michigan.

What We Do

We come from all sorts of backgrounds to learn about the most pressing issues facing people in West Michigan, and we invite you to join us to change the story. Young Leaders Society is the next generation of professionals who volunteer, donate, and build relationships to reduce poverty in our community.

Learn about the pop-up grant we allocated to Migrant Legal Aid.

Become a Member

Show your commitment to creating a thriving community by becoming a member of Young Leaders Society.

Serve on a Committee

We’re currently accepting applications for Young Leaders Society committees.

Fulton Manor Volunteer Opportunities

June 6, 5:30-7 p.m.

Password to view event pages: YLS


February: Art with an Impact

March: Sort-a-Social

May 7: Breakfast @ Wolfgang’s

May 16: Unite Out: White-Capped

June 4: Brown Bag Lunch @ Rosa Parks Circle

July 2: Ice Cream @ Furniture City Creamery

August: Sort-a-Bus

August 6: Breakfast @ Lucy’s Cafe

September 3: Lunch @ Gita Pita

September 13: Day of Caring

October: Pop-Up Giving

November: Affinity Group Holiday Party

December: Unite with Youth

TBA: Pop-Up Volunteer Projects

TBA: Pop-Up Community-Building Lunches

2018 Campaign Core Team

Dana Van Diggelen
International Brand Manager
Wolverine Worldwide

Brittney Hesse
Product Marketing, Sr. Specialist

Charlotte Korson
Associate Advisor, Talent Acquisition
Kellogg’s GBS

DaiLynn Dietz
Associate Application Engineer

James Nutter
Financial Adviser
MassMutual MidMichigan

Laura Urzola Rivas
Talent Acquisition Supervisor
Gordon Food Service

Steve Kik
Mortgage Origination Specialist
Lake Michigan Credit Union

Mallory Brouwer
, Staff Liason
Account Manager
Heart of West Michigan United Way

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