United Way of the Greater Seacoast is launching its iteration of the Emerging Leaders affinity group, an initiative to harness the power of the under 40 crowd to be the next generation of United Way leaders.
Whatever you like to call them, they are a force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to philanthropy and volunteerism. They are also a generation that is passionate about volunteering and giving back. According to the Millennial Impact Report, 83% of Gen Y-ers gave to a charity last year.
Now is a more critical time than ever to capture the imaginations of this creative generation. This is a generation of people who grew up right alongside the boom of the personal computer, the advent of the internet, and the global domination of social media.
Emerging Leaders is lead by Colby Gamester, a new United Way of the Greater Seacoast Regional Council member, local lawyer, and an all around energetic force. The team will focus efforts on fundraising and volunteer support for the Granite Youth Alliance Film Festival. Last year’s Brickyard Film Festival was a great success, and it will be even greater when we plug in the resources, techno-savvy know how, and creativity of the Millennial Generation.
Interested in learning more about Emerging Leaders in the Greater Seacoast region of New Hampshire? Send an email to Quinn Slayton at firstname.lastname@example.org.