Young Leaders Society

You’ve filled out the pledge form, checked the box that states you are between the ages of 22 and 40 and are eligible to become a part of the Young Leaders Society.

Now what?

The mission of the United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) is to promote and encourage the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism among the young professionals of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Members of YLS are committed, compassionate and generous individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact throughout our community around our impact areas of income, education and health.

The Young Leaders Society is an initiative within United Way of Cumberland County that seeks to engage and develop young professionals. This initiative enables professionals under 40 to stay connected to and make positive contributions to their community.

Through their leadership giving, and by actively participating in volunteer, personal and professional growth opportunities, Young Leaders are helping United Way make a lasting, positive impact in people’s lives throughout the Cumberland County.

This group of young professionals is willing to invest in their communities.

How Can the Young Leaders Society Benefit Me?

There are several benefits to joining the Young Leaders Society, as outlined below:

If you are new to the city, then YLS is a quick way to meet people, plug into what’s happening in the community and learn about the health and human service programs available to all residents of Cumberland County.

If you desire peer networking opportunities, then YLS provides access to and interactions with a diverse, professional peer group.

If you desire community involvement, then YLS provides ways to get involved through various volunteer opportunities across Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

2017 Update: United Way is in the process of seeking volunteers to serve on the YLS Steering Committee for 2017/2018. If you are interested, please email Lindsay Anderson at

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United Way of Cumberland County

222 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville NC 28301

Phone: (910) 483-1179

P.O. Box 303
Fayetteville NC 28302

Fax: (910) 483-5913