Aspiring Leaders United

ASPIRING LEADERS UNITED

Aspiring Leaders United (ALU), an affinity group of UWBCKR, envisions a community of emerging leaders with a powerful, intentional, engaged voice in philanthropic activities. The mission is to improve the lives of individuals in the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo region by engaging a new and upcoming demographic of leaders in philanthropy by giving, advocating and volunteering.

Membership Criteria

ALU hopes to engage passionate individuals under the age of 45. The following are the criteria need to initiate and maintain membership:

  • A minimum contribution of $250 or 10 hours of volunteer service or a combination of the two annually. One hour of volunteer service is equivalent to $25.
  • Attendance at a minimum of two ALU sponsored activities annually.
  • Must live or work in the Battle Creek-Kalamazoo region.

Membership Benefits

  • Access to ALU sponsored and organized volunteer opportunities.
  • Access to a network of like-minded young professionals working in various industries.
  • Opportunities to connect with the region’s top business and community leaders.
  • Professional/leadership development training.
  • ALU provides equal opportunities to all individuals for membership without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, income or employment status.
  • Financial contributions and contributions of time are equally valued.

ALU LEADERSHIP

Chair: Jennifer Purucker- Ascension

Vice Chair: Travis Cree- Zoetis

Kylee Alvord- PNC

David Foster – Cherry Tree Financial

Meli Gilbert- Abraxas

Angela Myers- Battle Creek Community Foundation

Kat Olsen- DeNooyer Chevrolet & Metro Imports

Anna Oswalt- Battle Creek Community Foundation

Jason Pena- Old National Bank

Kevin Roschek- Schupan & Sons

 

For more information about Aspiring Leaders United, please email ALU@uwbckr.org.

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