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The goal of United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS) is to promote and encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among the young leaders of Santa Barbara County. Individuals or couples 45 years of age or younger, contributing a combined annual gift of $300 or more to United Way of Santa Barbara County, may join Young Leaders Society.


Young Leaders Society provides community involvement and personal development opportunities to its members. The group offers multiple avenues to become involved with United Way initiatives, to directly make a difference in people’s lives, and to ultimately become leaders in our community.


Members enjoy many exclusive opportunities throughout the year, including volunteer projects, networking and business opportunities, and other fun events. YLS programs will give members the opportunity to meet other like-minded civic and business leaders and become acquainted with Santa Barbara’s philanthropists.


The great news is that once qualified to join, members do not have any expected requirements. This program was designed to offer something different for all its members, regardless of level of involvement or area of interest. You can sign up for multiple service projects, network at YLS business functions, or simply be recognized as a Young Leader.


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