Emerging Leaders Society



  • About
    To develop a network of young professionals, ages 21-40, to collectively empower community change through investments of their time, talents and treasures.
    In doing this, the society will support the mission of the Brown County United Way.
    To bring together the strengths of our community to improve the quality of life in Brown County today and in the future.
  • Goals & Benefits
    Emerging Leaders Society Goals
    – Provide leadership, professional, and civic growth
    – Offer opportunities to volunteer within your community
    – Develop member’s philanthropic engagement now and into the future
    Member Benefits
    – Connect with other Emerging Leaders in your community
    – Belong to the next generation of philanthropists
    – Drive change in the lives of people in our community through giving, advocating and volunteering
    EMERGING LEADERS SOCIETY members form a community of young professionals who are philanthropically engaged, network with other young professionals, learn new skills and overall, benefit the communities in which they live.
    Programs, volunteer activities and special events are aligned to the Brown County United Way’s overarching aims – making a difference in the areas of health, education and self-sufficiency. Each month there are new opportunities for ELS members to philanthropically engage in the community.
  • Membership
    LIVE UNITED Membership Level
    Individuals who make an investment of $50 to $249 annually (or at the student rate of $25) to the Brown County United Way individually or through their workplace campaign are eligible to become members of the Emerging Leaders Society.

    GIVE Membership Level
    Individuals who make an investment of at least $250 or more annually have the opportunity to join the Advisory Council, the ELS governing council.

    ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER Membership Level
    Not everyone has the financial means to make an investment their first year, and that’s okay! We still need and want your help advocating for and volunteering with the Emerging Leaders Society. Join at this membership level and in lieu of a $50 investment your first year, you pledge to volunteer for at least 25 hours in a twelve month period.
    Interested in joining? Fill out the ELS Membership Form
    Members- Submit your volunteer hours here: ELS Volunteer Hour Submission

  • Events



    A 2016 calendar of events will be available soon!

  • Giving Back

    Emerging Leaders Society gives young professionals the opportunity to educate their peers about issues facing our community and ways to positively impact the place in which we live & work. Take part in improving lives through unique volunteer opportunities.

  • Advisory Council


    Chair: Jake Bauman, Schreiber Foods
    Vice-Chair: Rashad Cobb, Boys & Girls Club

    Karen Gitlewski – Secretary
    Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance
    Lindsey Arnold
    Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
    Sarah Beckman
    Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
    Natalie Bomstad
    LIVE 54218
    Joseph Faulds
    City of Green Bay
    Eric Genrich, State Representative
    90th Assembly District
    Betsy Hansen
    KI Convention Center
    Jessica Schmidt
    Procter & Gamble


    Tammy VanDenBusch
    Marcus Zelenski
    Brown County


For more information about Emerging Leaders Society contact Andria at 920-593-4780.