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.   

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2024 Cocktails and Conversations

Join Trident United Way Young Leaders United for Cocktails and Conversations, an evening that partners the philanthropic leaders of today and tomorrow. This event provides an opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals in the community while participating in round table discussions with members of the Trident United Way Tocqueville Society.

Thursday, March 14

5:30-8:00 pm

Registration begins at 5:30 pm

The Harbour Club at Westedge

22 Westedge Street 7th Floor

Charleston, SC

Tocqueville Society Table Hosts

Anne Forrest
Allison Grayson
DJ Hampton
Vicki Johnson
Wendy Kopp
Mark Lewis
Steven Mungo
Christine Owens
Tim Sease
Jeremy Willits


RSVP by March 5, limited seating for this ticketed event. Questions? Contact Danielle Trauth Jurman at

This event generously sponsored by:

Impact Sponsor

Engagement Sponsor

2024 Backpack Assembly

Over 600 backpacks were were filled with school supplies through the Trident United Way Young Leaders United backpack assembly volunteer event! These supplies will provide a much needed mid-year refresh to students in the Tri-County community.

2023 October Meet & Greet

Thank you to all who attended the Trident United Way Young Leaders United Meet & Greet Happy Hour at Edmunds Oast Brewing Co.! Keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities to engage with other YLU members in the coming months!

Not a YLU member? Email Danielle at to learn more about how you can get invovled!

2023 Fall Leadership Series with lululemon

Members of Trident United Way Young Leaders United are invited to hone their leadership skills with the lululemon Mt. Pleasant team leaders. In this two-part workshop series, you'll explore the themes of intentional listening, collaboration and decision making.

Held on September 14 & September 21 from 11:30am-1pm at the TUW offices in North Charleston. This series is open to YLU members only. Please RSVP to Danielle at

2023 Young Leaders United School Supply Drive 

A huge thank you to everyone who generously contributed to the 2023 Young Leaders United School Supply Drive! Whether you donated, sponsored, volunteered or shared the opportunity with your network, you made a huge difference in the lives of many students in the Tri-County community.

1,400 backpacks and school supplies were donated through the 2023 Young Leaders United virtual supply drive and are being distributed through community partners in the Tri-County area. 120 volunteers participated in the supply drive packing over a two day period at the UPS Customer Center.

Community Partners who received backpacks: Charleston Hispanic Association, CHS Promise Neighborhood (Mary Ford Elementary), Carolina Youth Develoment Center, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, McKinney Vento, My Sisters House, One80 Place, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outrech, St. Julian Devine Community Center, The Hope Center and Trident United Way Resource Connection Centers.


Thank you to our sponsors

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

2023 Young Leaders United Lunch & Learn

Thank you to all who attended the Trident United Way Young Leaders United lunch and learn discussion Moving Forward Together: Equitable Transportation in the Tri-County. Panelists shared incredible insight on challenges and opportunities within our community, inspiring attendees to engage and advocate!

Thank you to panel speakers Daniel Brock (Regional Strategist, BCDCOG), Janice Bergeron (President & CEO, RND Consultants), Katie Zimmerman (Executive Director, Charleston Moves) and Ross Appel (Councileman, City of Charleston), and moderator Travis Frank (YLU Steering Committee Vice Chair, SC Ports Authority).


If you have any questions, please contact Danielle at


2023 Cocktails & Conversations



Trident United Way Young Leaders United hosted the 2023 Cocktails & Conversations on March 23 at the Harbour Club WestEdge. Attendees networked and connected prior to hearing from keynote speaker Giff Daughtridge and participating in three rounds of table discussions, led by established philanthropic leaders from the Trident United Way Tocqueville Society. It was a wonderful evening filled with meaningful conversation and leadership development. Thank you to all who attended!

We would also like to thank our wonderful table hosts Ed Woodcock, Brad Davis, Linn Lesesne, Rick Widman, Anne Forrest, Giff Daughtridge, Wendy Kopp, Steven Mungo and John Rosso and for sharing your experiences and insights, and for your continued support of Trident United Way.

Thank you to event sponsors



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

Donors ages 30-40 years old contributing an annual individual or combined gift of $1,000 or more to Trident United Way are eligible to join Young Leaders United.

YLU Step-Up Program

Step-Up members make a commitment to increase their Trident United Way gift — giving at least $500 in year one, $750 in year two and $1,000 in year three. Step-Up members are recognized as full YLU members and have access to all YLU benefits.


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

Steering Committee 2023-2024

Travis Frank, Chair, SC Ports Authority

Parker Lee, Vice Chair, Bank of South Carolina

William Velasco, 2nd Vice Chair, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

La Quetta Coulter, SelectHealth of South Carolina

Jackson Davis, Johnson & Johnson Insurance

Kelsey DeLeon, Elliott Davis

Carleigh Hoy, FORVIS

Lauren Nilan, Elliott Davis

Kameron Quick, LS3P

Michael Samuel, MikeSam Fitness

Drew Schiavone, First Citizens

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