Established in 2011, Emerging Leaders for Children’s (ELC) is a leadership development board of accomplished business professionals, physicians and community volunteers in their 30s to early 40s. As ambassadors, advocates and fundraisers, members have a profound impact on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—one of the nation’s leading and largest pediatric healthcare systems.
Under the oversight of the Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, ELC educates members about Children’s and its vision for the future, in order to develop strong community ambassadors, fundraisers and future volunteer leaders. Regular business meetings, networking opportunities with Trustees and executives, volunteer engagement with patients, and member socials make for a meaningful ELC experience.
Hosted every spring, The Scrubs Party is ELC’s signature fundraising event. Beneficiaries are voted on by the group and supported through creative fundraising and advocacy initiatives throughout the year. To date, ELC has raised more than $2.3 million for Children’s programs including the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the Robotics Center, the Child Protection Program, the Neurosciences Program, the Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes Center (HeRO) and, most recently, the Children’s Food Allergy Program. In addition, ELC helped launch the Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign (Strong4Life) in metro Atlanta.
Apply for Membership
The online application for 2021 membership is open now through and mid-August 2020. The ELC Membership Committee personally interviews all candidates in order to determine a recommended slate. ELC typically accepts six to eight new members per year from a robust candidate pool. The initial term of service is three years.