Young Leaders | United Way of Greater Greensboro


Are you a young professional who wants to make Greensboro a better place?

Young Leader members are emerging community leaders who give back to the community they love. 

Young Leaders (YL) is comprised of caring young professionals under 40, who contribute $120 or more annually to advance the work of United Way of Greater Greensboro. If you make your gift online, be sure to click “Young Leaders” under the Engagement Group section.

Focus & Initiatives

Empowering young professionals to give back
Young Leaders volunteer their time to give back in meaningful ways–reading and tutoring, collecting books for children in need, providing family-friendly activities for families. Young Leaders connect hands on with the work of United Way, experience first hand critical issues our community faces, and make change happen.

Trunk or Treat Event
Led by United Way’s Young Leaders, the annual trunk or treat event gathers volunteers and their vehicles–decorated in spooky-fashion–for a fun-filled, family friendly and safe trunk-or-treating activity.

Brunch & Bubbles
Annual Springtime brunch that raises awareness and support to end local poverty. Attendees who purchase tickets are treated to mimosas & brunch stations with shrimp & grits, gourmet waffles, quiche & more. Event offers bingo, jenga & cornhole, and awesome new connections with caring young professionals and others.

Member Benefits

Be a Community Impact Leader
Share your ideas and build relationships with group members, United Way staff and community leaders in a variety of fun and meaningful settings.

Lead Change
Be a part of United Way’s movement to END poverty. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.

Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in at least two Young Leaders-exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Socialize and network twice annually with Young Leaders and leadership-level members of United Way’s Women United and African American affinity groups.

Network with community leaders, receive special invitations and early ticket access to events. You’ll also receive a Caring Club Card that gets you special discounts from restaurants and businesses.

Learn more & join us

Be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest. For more information about Young Leaders, contact Lauren Forbis at 336-378-5026.


Actor Ernie Hudson at Cinespace Chicago. Photographer: Michael Becker
Beloved Hollywood Actor Ernie Hudson to be Keynote Speaker at United Way’s Community Speakers Series

Greensboro, NC (March 19, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is welcoming Erine Hudson, one of the most sought-after actors of our time, as this year’s keynote for the 2019 Community Speaker Series at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center on Monday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hudson has an impressive, diverse […]

United Way Young Leaders hosting Brunch & Bubbles

Greensboro, NC (March 14, 2019) – United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2nd annual Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders is on Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 pm. at the Revolution Mill Color Works Meeting Space. Over 100 people will attend the event, which features mimosas, shrimp and grits, gourmet waffles and more by Pepper Moon […]

National Volunteer Week @ All across Greensboro!
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day

Are you looking for ways to serve your community? Roll up your sleeves and join us for National Volunteer Week, April 8-12. United Way of Greater Greensboro, The Volunteer Center and many partner agencies are pleased to provide you with a variety of ways to give and volunteer your time.

  • Daily individual and group opportunities.
  • Get your office or community group involved with a project!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities & sign up! 

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day benefiting United Way @ Ben & Jerry's
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day benefiting United Way @ Ben & Jerry's

April 9th is Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day benefiting United Way!

Ben & Jerry’s wants to say thank you with FREE ice cream. We are excited to be a partner for the fourth year in a row.

Free Cone Day will take over the central plaza of Friendly Center and will feature outdoor games, a DJ, and appearances by special guests.

There will be an opportunity to make a donation to United Way during the event, and 100% of donations received will be given to support United Way’s efforts to end poverty.

Brunch & Bubbles hosted by Young Leaders @ Color Works Meeting Space at Revolution Mill
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join United Way’s Young Leaders for their 2nd Annual Brunch & Bubbles!

Brunch & Bubbles is an annual event open to everyone.

Young Leaders invite you to enjoy mimosas, shrimp and grits, gourmet waffles, bingo, Jenga and corn hole.

Make new connections with caring community professionals.

This year’s event will take place on Apr. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Revolution Mill Color Works Meeting Space.

Proceeds will benefit United Way’s Family Success Centers.

Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. Click here to purchase your tickets before April 21!

Sponsorship opportunities available.

This event is made possible through generous sponsorship by Concrete Express, Proctor and Gamble, Pepper Moon Catering and Lincoln Financial. 

Community Speaker Series featuring Ernie Hudson hosted by African American Leadership @ Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
May 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit for more information & to purchase tickets!

You’re invited to join us May 20 for United Way’s Community Speakers Series hosted by African American Leadership featuring keynote speaker Ernie Hudson, a beloved Hollywood icon known for numerous movie, television and stage roles.  He will share his amazing personal story of overcoming odds and adversity.

Learn more about the Keynote Speaker, Ernie Hudson, below.

Monday, May 20, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Koury Convention Center
3121 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro

Click here to RSVP and purchase tickets.
Click here to see sponsorship opportunities for the event.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Longmire-Dauray at 336-378-5023 or

Event proceeds support programs that help end local poverty.

Annual Meeting & Business Update @ United Way Innovation Space
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Attend to get business updates.
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
United Way Worldwide Day of Action @ Various times & locations
Jun 21 all-day
  • Individual and group volunteer opportunities
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive @ Various locations
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
  • Food drive to help stock local shelves that support local kids
  • Ask your office or community group to host a donation box.
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
ENGAGE @ BRAVO! Cucina Italiana
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Network with all Affinity groups.
  • Grab a drink and enjoy free hors d’oeuvre.
  • Mingle with community leaders.
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Community Celebration @ Revolution Mill
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Get your office, family and friends involved!
  • Sponsorship opportunities available.
  • More to come!
Trunk or Treat hosted by Young Leaders @ Parking Lot at United Way
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Young Leader’s annual Trunk-or-Treat!

Sunday, October 28, 2019  | 2 – 4 p.m. | 1500 Yanceyville Street

Join Young Leaders and decorate your trunk in a festive, fall fashion and hand out treats for children in our community! This event is free and open to the public.

Trunk-or-Treat is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating that brings the community together.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to host and decorate trunks, greet families, organize car parking, host games & more! Sign up link coming soon.

Click here to view photos from last year’s event.

Sponsorships available!