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
Password to view event pages: YLS
February: Art with an Impact
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 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
Product Marketing, Sr. Specialist
Associate Advisor, Talent Acquisition
Associate Application Engineer
Laura Urzola Rivas
Talent Acquisition Supervisor
Gordon Food Service
Mortgage Origination Specialist
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Mallory Brouwer, Staff Liason
Heart of West Michigan United Way