Young Leaders 2018-11-28T21:51:08+00:00


The Young Leaders Society is open to young professionals, age 45 or younger, who strive to use their time, talent, and resources to create lasting change in our community. Membership includes invitations to volunteer opportunities, social events, Lunch with Leaders, and education sessions on community issues.

Donations of just $100 annually qualify for membership in Young Leaders. And you don’t have to pay all at once! Make a donation now and become a Young Leader!

Become a Young Leader!

Upcoming Events

  • MLK Day of Service – Monday, January 21 – Projects available throughout the day at various times and locations. Make MLK a day ON, not off, by volunteering in the community in honor of Dr. King.  Find available volunteer projects here.

  • 4th Annual 1831 Gala –Friday, January 25 – 8PM. An evening of live entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to benefit a local nonprofit. Buy your tickets today!

  • New Member Luncheon –Friday, Feb. 1, 12:00 pm. Denny’s Tower, 203 E. Main St. Spartanburg. Join us for lunch to meet and greet new Young Leaders. Registration details coming soon!  

  • Bags of Love – Thursday February 7 – 5:30-7:30 PM. Gather at RJ Rockers and pack items in Valentine bags for home-bound seniors. Registration details coming soon!

For more information on any of our upcoming events, please contact Cierra Fowler at or 864.586. 2289.

Volunteer Opportunities

United Way of the Piedmont coordinates hundreds of volunteer projects year-round. You can find all of our current available projects on our volunteer webpage, Get Connected. Just create a login and start looking for volunteer projects that spark your passion! You can even customize your Get Connected profile to receive updates about projects that interest you. Click the button below to get started.

If you have any questions about Get Connected or how to sign up to volunteer, contact Heather Lother at or 864.707.2748.

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Young Leader Montgomery Award

Every year United Way of the Piedmont selects one outstanding individual to receive the Young Leader Montgomery Award. The recipient of Walter S. Montgomery Award for Young Leaders is a member of our community, forty years of age and under, who exhibits uncommon generosity, involvement, and leadership qualities in serving our human service organizations and initiatives.  The award is intended to applaud the individual who is making a difference. It is not merely a measure of how many boards or committees one joins, but the energy, passion, and enthusiasm he or she gives to those endeavors. To nominate someone click here. To see our list of previous award winners click here.