Emerging Leaders


Join the Next Generation of Community Leaders!

Emerging Leaders are building a stronger, more vibrant Marion County with a focus on advancing United Way's strategic priorities through leadership development, educational opportunities, volunteerism and networking events.

United Way of Marion County donors in their 20's and 30's who give an annual gift of $250+ and participate in the leadership step-up program are invited to join.







Caring Club

As a part of your Emerging Leader you automaticly recieve The Caring Club® card. This is our way of saying “Thank You” for the support you provide to the United Way of Marion County all year long! To learn more about the benefits of the Caring Club® CLICK HERE

United Way of Marion County's Step-Up Program

Step-Up to leadership with United Way of Marion County. As a member of the Emerging Leadersprogram we activly seek ways to help you make the most of your doantion and membership  in a meaninful way. The United Way Step-Up program gives you a pathway to the Leadership Society and immediate access to the Leadership Society Benefits. CLICK HERE to learn more.  

Save The Date:

  • All Member Mixer: February 11, 2021 at The Loft 5-7 pm
  • 28th Annual Day of Caring: February 26, 2021 at The Boys and Girls Club of Ocala

View our full events calendar here.

2020 - 2021 Council Leadership

Emerging Leaders Chair:

Katie Hunnicutt, Marion County Clerk of Courts

Emerging Leaders Chair Elect:

Kyle Yancy, Ameris Bank

Fundraising Chair:

Seat available 

Volunteer Chair:

Brad Martinelli, Publix

Advocacy Chair:

Amanda Tart

Development/Social Chair:

Sky Wheeler, Marion County

Committee Advisor:

Christy Jergens, FL Dept. of Health


 United Way Staff Support:

For more information about the Step-Up Program at United Way contact 352-732-9696 ext 211