Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders Volunteering

We help you help your community.

Sioux Empire United Way’s Emerging Leaders are tomorrow’s community leaders and philanthropists – and we’re always welcoming new volunteers. Our growing network of enthusiastic volunteers learn, grow, and get their hands dirty in partnership with the Sioux Empire United Way’s large group of supported agencies. We help members better understand the human service needs – providing for children, vulnerable adults, and people in crisis – in our very own community.


In 2022, Emerging Leaders made an incredible impact on our community through over 350 volunteer hours. These hours were spent at Lunch & Learn and through hands-on volunteering. Check out our full impact here.

Upcoming Events

Check out our events calendar to see how you can get involved! 

Join us for a rewarding gardening volunteer event with DakotAbilities! Come volunteer in the garden with the DakotAbilities community. A short facility tour and program talk will follow the gardening activities.

DakotAbilities is a nonprofit organization in Sioux Falls focused on supporting and uplifting persons with a range of disabilities. They provide many services, including housing, employment, day programs, nursing, and more.

Whether you're an experienced gardener or simply enthusiastic about giving back to your community, this event is for you!

Emerging Leaders Benefits

● Connect with like-minded professionals in casual, volunteer-based settings.
● Get to know non-profit professionals and find your passions through forums – available virtually!
● Join group or individual (on your own time) volunteer opportunities –it’s all planned for you.
● Make a direct impact in the Sioux Empire.

Steering Committee Members

Chair Anna Jankord, Midco
Brett Anderson, First Western Bank & Trust 
Andy Berg, Missouri River Energy Services
Keith Cutler, Midco
Mariah Hanten, Lawrence & Schiller
Kassie Hoiland, Northwestern Energy
Taryn Latza, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Nick Hausman, First Bank and Trust
McKenna Fiegen, Sanford Health