United Young Leaders

The United Young Leaders (UYL) connects the next generation of local leaders and philanthropists. With United Way of Greater St. Louis, you have the strong partner needed to make a difference on a much larger scale. Through a gift of $25 or more, UYL brings together professionals 35 years old and younger to address the most pressing issues in our community through giving, volunteerism, and professional development.


Volunteering is a powerful way to connect with your community in a whole new way and positively impact the region. United Young Leaders volunteer projects take place quarterly, but you can find many other projects that suit your interests and schedule at www.STLVolunteer.org.


Engage with other young leaders shaping our region through networking and engagement opportunities. We host networking opportunities for members to meet new people, connect with peers within and across industries, and get acquainted with the volunteering and philanthropic scene in St. Louis. 

You make a difference

10 hours

spent volunteering has a $250 value for nonprofits


provides transportation to medical appointments for 15 low-income families


provides 10 hours of employment training or job coaching


provides a night of shelter for 37 people without homes


provides a month’s stay for a mother and her children in a domestic violence shelter

Ready to Join?

By joining United Young Leaders, you’re making a difference in your community and gaining the opportunity to develop meaningful professional connections with fellow young leaders in our region.

2022 United Young Leaders Cabinet Members

Whitney Lawson, Lamar Johnson Collaborative, 2022 Chair  

Krystal Bagge, Bayer 

Tara (Lore) Blanchard, HY-C Company 

Sarah Chapman, St. Louis University Hospital 

Melody Crawford, Accenture LLP 

Patrick Drake, Edward Jones 

Zach Gietl, Edward Jones 

Kelly Long, The DESCO Group 

Katie Mooney, Edward Jones 

Reid Schmidling, Centene