Emerging Leaders United is a group of young professionals who have a passion for volunteering and working with nonprofit organizations. Membership provides access to exclusive networking events for personal and professional connections. In addition, members have the opportunity to work directly in the community, making a profound impact and lasting change.

The group’s mission is to inspire, engage and empower young professionals to make a difference in their community while also experiencing personal and professional growth. Our vision is to be the network for Tarrant County’s current and future philanthropic and community leaders.

Emerging Leaders United has selected the Dolly Parton Imagination Library as the recipient of their contributions this year, to help improve childhood literacy rates in the community. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a program that mails free books monthly to children from birth to the age of 5. The program currently supports underserved neighborhoods in 23 zip codes that touch 11 Tarrant County communities.

You can help support this cause through your Emerging Leaders United membership. A monthly gift or volunteer hours provides access to exclusive networking and volunteer events where personal and professional connections can be made while bringing lasting change to the community.

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Tarrant County Volunteer Opportunities


  • Be under, or around, 40 years old, and
  • Give an annual gift of $360, or
  • Donate $30/month, or
  • Donate $15/month + volunteer 12 hours in a year, or
  • Volunteer 25 hours in a year

To learn more, please contact us at emergingleaders@unitedwaytarrant.org.


Emerging Leaders United’s mission would not be possible without the guidance of our steering committee members. Thank you for your continued support.

  • *Katrina Johnson, Co-chair
  • *Brian O’Neill, Co-chair
  • Amber Mace
  • *Glenn Orman
  • *Jennifer Nanni
  • *Kamilah Edwards
  • *Kayla Thomas
  • *Lorna Slaughter
  • *Melanie Morris
  • *Rachel Horton
  • *Robyn Risenhoover
  • Sydney Thomas
  • *Wesley Gentle

*Denotes Founding Member