Emerging Leaders Society
Who We Are
Emerging Leaders Society members create lasting impact through volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy. Gifts made through this network support United Way of Greater Kansas City and the vital work of more than 190 partner agencies and 250 health and human service programs throughout Kansas City. From fighting poverty and helping disadvantaged youth, to securing safe housing for the homeless, your donation has the potential to impact our community in a big way.
“I am proud to be a part of a group that is filled with so many diverse and generous members from across the metropolitan area.”
– Maren Morefield, Chair of Emerging Leaders Society
Why Emerging Leaders Society
This community of like-minded leaders is committed to volunteerism, mentorship and improving greater Kansas City. Members have opportunities to network with other business and community leaders at exclusive events, and help foster an environment of growth while serving others.
Emerging Leaders Society 2022 Cabinet
Chair | Maren Morefield, Hallmark Cards
Vice Chair, Membership and Recruitment | Anne Wright, JE Dunn Construction Group, Inc.
Craig Brown, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Brett Dauffenbach, KC Southern
Shelby Jacobs Farmer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City
Joby Glymph, Hilti North America
Michael Harrell, Ash Grove Cement Company
Ryan Harwell, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Alissa Klein, BKD, LLP
Paul Lindsay, Black & Veatch
John Montgomery, Commerce Bank
Haldon Smith, Black & Veatch
Kevin Truman, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Goal of 12-15 (two maximum per company)
Sub-committees: Events Committee, Communications Committee & Recruitment/Retention Committee
Cabinet Terms: Two-year renewal term for members and three-year term for leadership
Time Commitment: Monthly one-hour Cabinet meetings, plus optional volunteer projects and agency tours
Emerging Leaders Society membership is open to all ages and is filled with career-diverse individuals from entry-level to top executives and retirees. Your participation begins with an annual gift or pledge of $1,200 or greater, with a Step-up Plan option beginning at $600 annually.
For more information, contact Carol Allbritton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 559-4668.