Young Leaders Awards

On February 6, we recognized standout young professionals making a difference in the community.


United Way’s Young Leaders Council received over 125 nominations and announced 18 finalists.


Radio & TV Personality Jacinda Jacobs emceed the event and was joined by keynote speaker and United Way President & CEO Laura Clark, as well as award presenters:


• Wes Beckner | BB&T

• Larken Egleston | Charlotte City Council

• Kate Flynn | The Lee Institute

• Jamall Kinard | Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance

• Beau McIntosh | Capstone Apartment Partners

• Sam Smith, Jr | Carolinas College of Health Sciences


2019 Young Leaders Award Winners

Civil Servant Award

Corporate Group Award 

Nonprofit Group Award 

Neighborhood Champion Award

Young Leader of the Year Award

Nonprofit Professional Award 

Greg Asciutto

Chiquena "Kena" Moody

Sarah Hopfer

Ginny Rainwater

Atrium Health YP

Duke Energy

Social Influencer Recognition 

David Jessup

Nikki Wolfe

Become a 2020 Event 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.