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.

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 Caring Club® click here












Presented by

July 2020-December 2021 Roster

Emerging Leaders Chair
Katie Hunnicutt, Washington Prime

Emerging Leaders Chair Elect
Kyle Yancy, Ameris Bank

Membership Chair 


Fundraising Chair
Michael Bloom, City of Ocala

Volunteer Chair
Brad Martinelli, Publix

Advocacy Chair

Development/Social Chair
Sky Wheeler, Marion County

Committee Advisor
Christy Jergens, FL Dept. of Health

United Way Staff Support: 

Jessica Nisbett, Director of Resource Development
Kirsten Young, Donor Relations Manager