Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders program connects a diverse group of individuals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to make an impact on the community.

Member Criteria

  • Yearly contribution at $1200 or above
  • Voluntarily opt-in to the program

Member Benefits

  • Invitations to exclusive semi-annual Leadership Panel events. Past guests include CEOs of Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Marcus Corporation, Manpower, Northwestern Mutual, Palermo Villa Inc., Metavante, the mayor, police chief and county executive.
  • Invitation to the annual Emerging Leader Evening event at which the Philanthropic Five awards are presented to five young community leaders.
  • Invitations to additional educational and volunteer opportunities.
  • Recognition in the United Way Leadership Registry (optional) with an Emerging Leader mark.


  • Emerging Leaders have supported eight United Way agency program partners with 1,068 hours of volunteer work through the annual Day of Action event, established in June 2009.
  • Since the Emerging Readers program began in 2012, 571 young students at agency program partners have received over 4,283 books from Emerging Leaders volunteers.
  • 1,200+ Emerging Leaders have contributed over $15 million to United Way’s annual campaign since its inception in 2006. In 2013 alone, Emerging Leaders members contributed $2.1 million.
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 Emerging Leader Council Co-chairs

Brian Bulgrin

Pat McQuillan
PNC Wealth Management

Angela Quigley
Married in Milwaukee

 Emerging Leader Council Members

Griselda Aldrete
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Holly Baumgart
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Tina Chang
SysLogic Inc.

Craig Cookle
Wipfli LLP

Meg Dean
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

Jamie Delgadillo
Northwestern Mutual

Scott Dettman

Liz Driscoll

Jason Eggert
Associated Bank

Stacey Force
ManpowerGroup/Right Management

Nick Goebel
Rockwell Automation

Ann Granitz
BMO Harris

Dana Johnson
Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Kadie Jelenchick
Foley & Lardner LLP

Eric Kase
Landmark Credit Union

Meg Kurlinski
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Chris Layden

Emily Mason
Rockwell Automation

Eileen McEnroe Hankes

Michael Orzechowski
US Bank

Leslie Plamann

Sarah Platt
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Tim Posnanski
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

Jeff Ruidl
Northwestern Mutual

Meshika Stewart
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Rick Stoll
Seigel-Gallagher Management Co.

Alan Williams
We Energies

Joe Wilson
Quarles & Brady LLP

Get Involved

For questions or more information about joining the Emerging Leader program, please contact Rachel Strehlow via email or at 414.263.8202.

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