Young Leaders 2019-02-08T11:05:58+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

  • The PIQUE 2019 – Monday, March 25, 2019, 1:15 PM – 6:30 PM.  Join other young professionals from across the Upstate as we pique your interest in impacting our community and region.  Click here for more details and to register.  Tickets are $25.

  • Week of the Young Child – Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12.  Volunteer at the Franklin School, during the national Week of the Young Child to impact a child’s life!

  • Kick United – Friday, May 10, 2019.  Come out to play or be a cheerleader at the annual kickball tournament at Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA!  More details coming soon!

  • Food Truck Rodeo – Friday, June 7.  Join us for food and fun to support Imagination Library!

  • Stock the Pantry – TBD, November 2019.  Help us “Stock the Pantry” to feed local families during the holidays.

For more information on any of our upcoming events, please contact Maria Maddin at or 864.707.2742.

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.

Find Volunteer Projects

Join a Young Leader Committee

Another way to get more involved in Young Leaders is to join one of our three committees!

  • Events Committee – help plan and coordinate our events throughout the year.
  • Volunteerism Committee – find unique volunteer opportunities for our Young Leaders to get involved in
  • Membership Committee – help us grow the membership of Young Leaders through marketing, social media, and more!

If interested in learning more or joining one of our committees, click the button below to complete an interest form.

Young Leader Committee Interest Form

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.