Leaders United Program


Leaders United Program
Help run the Our Promise Campaign in your state agency

Each year, Our Promise asks state agencies and departments to loan one or more of their valued employees to participate in the Leaders United Program, formerly the Loaned Executive Program, for an 18-week working session to assist in the annual giving campaign. Leaders United participants (LU’s) serve as an extension of the Our Promise team and work full-time in the local United Way offices from August through December.

The Leaders United experience provides:

  • An understanding of the importance of a charitable giving campaign to potential, new and existing donors in the Our Promise campaign
  • Awareness of community issues facing the region in which the LU is working in and the impact on organizations and future leaders
  • Development of a well-rounded understanding of various professional industries through educational classes. Topics include: Marketing, Human Resources, Consulting, Healthcare, Local/State Government, Legal Issues, and Finance
  • The opportunity to stretch outside of comfort zones to work with others, solve problems and drive results
  • Gain new insights about trust, authenticity, and character for future leadership growth

Who would be a good candidate for the Leaders United Program?

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Wanting to develop leadership skills
  • Excited about giving back to their community
  • Looking to diversify their professional skillset
  • Up for a challenge

A Unique Professional Development Opportunity

The Our Promise Leaders United Program strives to provide a unique opportunity for professional and personal development including:

  • Leadership development
  • Presentation and sales skills
  • Public speaking
  • Team building
  • Time management training
  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Planning and organizing
  • Serve as an essential part of a team that raises more than $6 million annually for over 2,300 nonprofits

For more information about the Leaders United Program, please contact Benjamin Acedo at 916-368-3015 or Benjamin.Acedo@uwccr.org.


2023 Leaders United Nominations
Now accepting nominations through July 2023

Each year, state departments nominate one outstanding employee to participate in the Leaders United Program. During the 16-week working session, Leaders United (LU) Executives serve as full-time account managers during the state mandated charitable drive though Our Promise: California State Giving at Work.


The ideal Leaders United candidates are engaging, caring and committed. They understand the importance of community and are passionate about making a difference.