Lead. Impact. Network. Change.

Get behind worthy causes, make a difference and hang out afterwards for food and drinks. Membership is open to early career professionals ages 22-30 who invest an undesignated gift of $250 or more annually (approx. $5 per week).

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: LINC elevates your community and calendar, expands your network and develops your professional skills.

Meet other young professional philanthropists

If you are new to our city, here for a new job, on your way to a graduate degree, or just entering the workforce – LINC members and friends want to know you. Bring a friend or come alone to our next “philanthro-party.”

Get connected to new opportunities

Navigating the social and human service organizations and programs in our city can be daunting! Don’t let that stop you from getting connected to meaningful new opportunities. With our more than 80 agencies and catalog of programs and partners, United Way staff can help you identify where you want to put your passion, time and energy. Make an impact you can see right away!

Try something (and somewhere) new

LINC “philanthro-parties” are designed to take you to new places and spaces in our city. Tour a domestic violence shelter. Build garden boxes in a nearby food desert. Attend a holiday party at an iconic downtown venue. You can even try out LINC with our “try-before-you-buy” model. Check out as many of our monthly events for FREE before committing to membership. (Hint: we don’t think it will take that long for you to join our ranks.)

Hannah is Creating Opportunities

"I knew [Indy LINC] was an awesome way to know the community better and learn about all the partner agencies United Way supports without picking just one to volunteer with. There are so many people my age and in different industries that I would not interact with if not for LINC."

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Indy Do-Gooders Plant It Forward

Flanner House, a United Way Agency, located in northwest Indianapolis, is in the state’s largest food desert. This means that access to affordable, nutritious food is scarce -- a huge problem for the 22,000 people who call this area home. Indy LINC created garden boxes for Flanner Working Farm’s Community Garden to provide members of the neighborhood with free fresh produce.

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Making a Difference, One Student at a Time

Many high school students feel doubt that they have the financial means, necessary support system or educational ability to attend college and complete a four-year degree. LINC partnered with Starfish Initiative to help reach their goal of "filling empty caps and gowns."

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“I’ve lived in northwest Indianapolis my whole life and I am so excited to see that there are events like this that will improve the health and quality of life of the great people who live in this area. This is a great thing for us."

- LINC member

Is LINC for me?

Are you a young professional looking for unique volunteer opportunities with a fun, social twist?
If the answer is "yes," then LINC is for you. Submit an interest form today!

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We'll connect you to like-minded people who want to make a difference in our community.

  • Membership Benefits
  • How to Join
  • Contribution Options

Membership Benefits

LINC elevates your community, connections and calendar.

  • Connect and give back by getting "hands on" at our volunteer events
  • Expand your network and meet other do-gooders
  • Develop your skills
  • Represent your workplace
  • Take a leadership role on the LINC Steering Committee

How to Join

If you're between the ages of 22-30 and want to get involved by contributing $20 a month, LINC up through our online platform.

If you're between the ages of 22-30 and are already contributing at least $20 a month and would like to opt in, LINC up by creating your volunteer profile.

Contribution Options

Membership is open to early career professionals ages 22-30 who invest an undesignated gift of $250 or more annually (approx. $5 per week). A company matching gift can count towards your membership. If you are not sure if your company has a United Way campaign or a match program, please contact Ashleigh Resetarits directly for assistance.