Young Leaders United

 Trident United Way Young Leaders United engages, empowers and unites young philanthropists in the Tri-County who want to improve health, financial stability and education in our region.    

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Trident United Way Young Leaders United School Supply Drive! Thanks to your generosity, students in Title I elementary school throughout the Tri-County area will be going back to school set-up for success. Check back later in the month for photos and donation totals!

Trident United Way Young Leaders United Back(pack) to School Bash

TUW Young Leaders United Backpack to School Bash invitation

Trident United Way Young Leaders United invites members and families to gather for a celebration and packing party that culminates the month-long school supply drive!

Please RSVP via Paperless Post invite by Monday, August 1.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Firefly distillery logo

Johnson & Johnson Logo

Forvis logo

Lowcountry Hurricane and Shutters logo

Elliott Davis logo

Backpacks will be packed with supplies on August 9th and 10th. Sign up here to volunteer!

Click here to view information and photos from previous Trident United Way Young Leaders United School Supply Drives!

Young Leaders United Mix and Mingle invitation


Thank you to everyone who attended Mix and Mingle at The Harbour Club at WestEdge! We hope you enjoyed the networking opportunity and connecting with other philanthropic leaders in our community.

Travis Frank speaks at Mix and Mingle event  Young Leaders United members network with Tocqueville Society Members  Wendy Kopp speaks with Young Leaders United members at Mix and Mingle

Click here for 2022 Mix and Mingle Facebook Album



Why Engage?

  • Young Leaders United represent the next generation of leaders in the Tri-County region.

  • Since 2011, TUW YLU has provided members with engagement opportunities in the area of volunteerism, professional development and networking.

Member Benefits

  • Invitations to networking and social events

  • Invitations to annual members’ only events

  • Opportunities for volunteer projects and community engagement

  • Professional and personal development events

  • Access to philanthropic community leaders

  • Select access to TUW decision making processes

  • Quarterly newsletters and regular communication from TUW

  • Listing in the annual TUW Leadership Book

Member Eligibility

  • YLU - Donors ages 30-40 years old contributing an annual individual or combined gift of $1,000 or more to Trident United Way

  • YL20 - YLU step-up program for donors ages 20-29 years old contributing an annual individual or combined gift of $500 or more to Trident United Way

 2022 Mix and Mingle Bailey Cooper holds up a backpack at the 2021 Backpack to School Bash Young Leaders United volunteer at Keep North Charleston Beautiful


YLU events

Steering Committee 2021-2022

2021-2022 steering committee

Lauren Nilan, Chair, Elliott Davis

Travis Frank, Vice Chair, SC Ports Authority

Jose Contreras-Mora, Ingevity

Bailey Cooper, Lowcountry Shutters

La Quetta Coulter, SelectHealth of South Carolina

Anthony Ferro, Johnson & Johnson

Caroline Jacobs, Elliott Davis

Sallie Johnson, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Grayson King, Johnson and Johnson

Parker Lee, Bank of South Carolina

Ashley Mancini, Enterprise

Marvin R. Pendarvis, Esq., Peper Law Firm, SC House District 113 Representative

Kameron Quick, LS3P

Telia Rivers, WCSC TV

Michael Samuel, BB&T

Caleb Shomo, LifeCycle Engineering

For more information, or to join Trident United Way Young Leaders United, contact Danielle Trauth-Jurman at (843) 740-7756 or