Young Leaders Society
To learn more about the Young Leaders Society, email our YLS team.

2024 YLS Events

February 29
A Wine, Whiskey & Mingling Event at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
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March 26
United Way of Greater Nashville’s annual Community Meeting

United We Read Day of Action

Stuff the Bus Day of Action

October 17
Networking Over Nashville at Virgin Hotels Nashville

Give Thanks Day of Action

The Young Leaders Society is a network of passionate young professionals creating lasting impact in their communities. YLS members connect with each other and their community through leadership development, volunteer opportunities, networking experiences and more.

How It Works

  • Young professionals
  • Pledge now with a minimum annual gift of $500 to United Way (just $20/pay period). Be sure to utilize your company’s match program if available.
  • Members expand their social and professional networks and enhance their skill sets by networking and volunteering with like-minded individuals.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join?
By joining this active group of emerging leaders, you will have a unique opportunity to make lasting change throughout your community. Through unique networking events and hands-on volunteering opportunities, members leverage the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow—both personally and professionally.

How many members are in YLS?
More than 600 YLS members—representing more than 50 local companies—contribute nearly $800,000 annually to the work of United Way of Greater Nashville.

What kind of events are held for members?
As a member, you might read to a student in a nearby Read to Succeed classroom, deliver backpacks full of school supplies from Stuff the Bus to children on their first day of school, get your hands dirty by volunteering at a Family Resource Center or network with some of the most influential business leaders in Greater Nashville.

Why should I give to United Way?
United Way unites the community and mobilizes resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. When you commit to United Way, you are fighting for a community where every person—no matter their background, their abilities or their zip code—has an equal chance at a bright future.


Thank you to our 2024 YLS Board Members:

  • Holt Madden (Board President) – Boyle Investment Company, Senior Associate
  • Andy Warren (Immediate Past President) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Sr Manager, Process Systems Development, Engineering Service Support
  • Madison Santana (Events Chair) – Holland & Knight LLP, Attorney
  • Megan Day (Co-Volunteer Chair) – Deloitte & Touche LLP, Audit & Assurance Manager
  • Alicia Fligg (she/her/hers) (Co-Volunteer Chair) – Gresham Smith, Assistant Project Manager, Industrial
  • Camp Geary – Boston Consulting Group, Associate
  • Nick Deluna – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Senior Portfolio Advisor, Financial Advisor
  • Drew Roy – Brasfield & Gorrie, Senior Project Manager
  • Taryn Smith – HealthTrust, Director – Shared Services Financial Operations
  • Bart Ring – EY, Senior Manager, Assurance Services
  • Diane Stacy – Journeys, Training Coordinator

YLS Sponsors