The pursuit to inspire and engage young professionals. 

United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) was founded with the aim of informing, empowering and engaging El Paso’s young professionals. Our network thrives on the belief that leadership matters. Today, our purpose is to offer this growing demographic an opportunity to enhance their personal leadership journey through professional development programming and exclusive networking events that promote meaningful connections.

Workplace Giving 

Workplace giving provides individuals from area businesses the opportunity to donate a portion of every paycheck to help improve the lives of El Paso families while engaging and connecting to United Way’s mission.


If you're an individual who donates to United Way through your employer's workplace giving, your contribution applies toward your membership. Please contact our United Way YLS Liaison to confirm $250-donation and YLS membership. 

If you currently don't participate in workplace giving but know your company participates in a United Way campaign, please visit with your HR representative to fill out a pledge form. 

YLS Advisory Board Members

Our advisory board is comprised of up-and-coming leaders who have a philanthropic mindset and who are eager to make a difference in our community. 

Join the Board

United Way Young Leaders Society is seeking self-nominations to the YLS Advisory Board, open to all active YLS members.  Applications, including a letter of interest and a full resume, should be submitted to clamour@unitedwayelpaso.org no later than February 9th. Take this opportunity to build leadership and professional skills while contributing to El Paso community!


Alex Yu

YLS President


Christopher Montoya

YLS Immediate Past President

Wells Fargo

Ruben Ahedo

Federal Reserve Bank

of Dallas - El Paso

Alejandra Chavira

El Paso Electric

Paulina Chavez

Census Bureau

Thomas Gabriel

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Chelsea Lynch

The Hospitals of Providence East Campus

John Mack


Nick Seckerson

El Paso Chihuahuas

David Valenzuela

Texas Gas Service

Manuel Quiñones

El Paso Electric

Katherine Vandertulip

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

El Paso


Daniela Lastra

YLS Liaison, United Way

(915) 533-2434 ext. 223 

100 N. Stanton 

Suite 500 

El Paso, TX 79901


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