Young Leaders Awards

United Way of Central Carolinas is looking for standout young professionals, ages 21-40, making a difference in our community to be recognized at our inaugural Young Leaders Awards on February 6, 2019. 


The event is hosted by United Way’s Young Leaders - a group of passionate young professionals collaborating on philanthropic, volunteer and leadership initiatives. 

Young Leaders Award Categories

Nominate a Young Leader

Young Leaders Nominations Close Friday, December 21

Civil Servant Award

Honors a government or public-sector employee who surpasses their daily responsibilities, recognizing their continuous commitment to improving communities and helping others. 

Examples: police officers, firefighters, municipal employees, elected officials, teachers

Corporate Group Award 

Nonprofit Group Award 

Neighborhood Champion Award

Young Leader of the Year Award

Nonprofit Professional Award 

Honors a corporate young professionals group that is making a community impact through financial contributions, volunteerism and educational activities.   

Honors a nonprofit young professionals group that educates and engages its members around the mission of the nonprofit it serves.  

Honors a nonprofit professional who goes above and beyond to deliver the mission of their nonprofit organization. 

Honors a community organizer who demonstrates leadership in preserving, transforming and cultivating neighborhood culture through empowering residents and championing their causes. 

Honors an individual who adds value to the community, whether in a professional, volunteerism or activist role, while reinforcing the importance of giving back to others. 

Join United Way of Central Carolinas for our inaugural Young Leaders Awards on February 6, 2019. The event is hosted by United Way’s Young Leaders - a group of passionate young professionals collaborating on philanthropic, volunteer and leadership initiatives. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 6:00pm

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tickets are $20

Become a Sponsor

  • Presenting sponsor logo placement on event webpage, signage and materials
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor during Young Leaders Awards
  • Opportunity for executive remarks at Young Leaders Awards
  • Opportunity to hand out sponsor information at Young Leaders Awards
  • Social Media mentions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages
  • 20 tickets to Young Leaders Awards

$10,000 - Platinum

$5,000 - Gold

  • Supporting sponsor logo placement on event webpage, signage and materials
  • Recognition as supporting sponsor during Young Leaders Awards
  • Opportunity to hand out sponsor information at Young Leaders Awards
  • Social Media mentions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages
  • 10 tickets to Young Leaders Awards

$2,500 - Silver

  • Lower tier sponsor logo placement on event webpage
  • Recognition as supporting sponsor during Young Leaders Awards
  • Social Media mentions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram pages
  • 4 tickets to Young Leaders Awards

Contact Us

For questions regarding nominations, event details or sponsorships, please contact Emily Robinson at erobinson@uwcentralcarolinas.org.