Leaders United is a passionate and active donor network for career-diverse individuals from entry-level to top executives and retirees. The group’s philanthropic focus is on poverty, hunger and homelessness. This network of like-minded leaders is interested in learning about the local needs and challenges, and committed to volunteerism and improving Greater Kansas City. Members have opportunities to network with other business and community leaders at exclusive events, and help inspire and enable change.
To fight poverty, hunger and homelessness.
The Greater Kansas City Area has a strong community of thriving adults and families as a result of Leaders United actions.
Why Join Leaders United?
- Exclusive annual event presented by our Leadership Cabinet
- Networking and social events
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Monthly communication emails
- United Way apparel or merchandise
- Invitation to other United Way events
- Additional leadership opportunities, such as our Company Champion program
Leaders United Cabinet Members
- Joby Glymph, Hilti North America
- Michael Harrell, Ash Grove Cement Company
- Terri Harrell
- Ryan Harwell, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Shelby Jacobs Farmer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City
- Danielle Jones, Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses
- Paul Lindsay, Black & Veatch
- Maren Morefield, Hallmark Cards
- Victoria Stegall, JE Dunn
- Anne Wright, JE Dunn
Leaders United is the United Way’s largest donor group and is comprised of like-minded individuals committed to a mission of fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness in our community. Leaders United has pivoted to become ambassadors for the United Way with a focus on advocacy through networking and participation in community events. Giving back to the community in which I live and work is something that has been instilled in me at a young age. I have seen first-hand the incredible impact that the United Way and their partner organizations have afforded to those in our KC Community and it’s truly inspiring. I am so fortunate to partner with the passionate and dynamic United Way staff and Leaders United Cabinet and invite you to join us in our efforts to make KC a better place for everyone.Anne Wright, JE Dunn
Leaders United has been a great way to learn about and connect to United Way of Greater KC and people trying to make KC a better place to live, play and work. The opportunities to learn, participate, contribute and network through Leaders United and UWGKC are diverse. During my time affiliated with the group I’ve been able to participate in short-term volunteer projects, long-term volunteer projects, mentoring programs for KC youth, and many events that have helped me meet new people and learn more about various non-profits, corporations and small businesses in the KC Metro. Years ago I was asked to become a Company Champion of Leaders United’s predecessor group, and without that opportunity, I would not have had the fortune of these experiences.Ryan Harwell, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City