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Emerging Leaders Society

Are you a young professional looking to get involved in the community? Emerging Leaders Society may be the right fit for you!

Purpose: To build a stronger, caring community by engaging emerging community leaders and United Way supporters through volunteerism, education and networking.

Vision: For each member to grow their relationship with the United Way of York County by increasing financial generosity, volunteerism, and civic engagement.


Membership Criteria

  • Individuals between the ages of 21-40ish who contribute $250 or more to United Way of York County

  • Interest in community involvement and a desire to make long-lasting, positive change in York County

Membership Benefits

  • Access to prominent community leaders

  • Networking, educational and volunteer events

  • Leadership development programs

  • Recognition in United Way of York County publications


CLICK HERE to view the membership criteria flyer. 






Emerging Leaders Society is giving back for the holidays!

Check out several ways to be a part of our volunteer efforts in November and December:
Donate Funds
We are currently collecting funds to support the purchase of children's toys to benefit Children's Aid Society - The Lehman Center, one of United Way's incredible partner agencies. CLICK HERE to make your donation by end of day December 2.
Donate Toys
Make your selection directly and purchase a gift from The Lehman Center's holiday wish list! Gifts will be shipped to United Way of York County, and ELS will deliver them along with toys purchased through donations received in November. CLICK HERE to view the wish list and make your purchase by end of day December 2.
Volunteer at the Food Bank
Join ELS at the York County Food Bank on Saturday, December 14, to pack Give-A-Meal boxes for the community. Sign up for a two-hour shift between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and make an impact with your fellow ELS members and guests! CLICK HERE to view shifts and sign up.
Questions? Contact Bryce Kruger, or 717-771-3809.



Lunch & Learn: Accidental Leadership

Thank you to everyone who attended our November Lunch & Learn on accidental leadership, led by Kim Alvarez, Director of Development at SpiriTrust Lutheran. Kim shared great insights on how to manage up, navigate difficult conversations, and set fair boundaries to maintain your sanity!
CLICK HERE to view Kim's presentation slides.
CLICK HERE to see photos.




ELS volunteers for Day of Action!

Thank you to the ELS members and friends who volunteered for United Way of York County's Day of Action. ELS was at YWCA York, spending time in child care classrooms with children from 6 weeks to 5 years old, and we're not sure who had more fun! Check out photos from the ELS project and from the 80+ other projects around York County!


2019 Annual Reception

Thank you to all who attended the ELS Annual Reception on April 30, presented by PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company. This was a great chance to connect with new and returning ELS members, as well as Leadership Givers and community leaders.
Attendees heard from Tocqueville Society Chair Kent Ketterman on the power of mentorship and the importance of giving back to build a stronger, caring community, and from Jose Santiago of the New American Welcome Center, on the impact of this United Way-funded program.
Thanks to Wyndridge Farm for hosting, and to Tocqueville Society member and owner Dr. Steve Groff for sharing updates on their next venture.
CLICK HERE to see photos from the evening.

Thank you to our sponsors!


2019 ELS Steering Committee

  • Andrew Koplitz, Chair, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

  • Cristina Andrewleski, McConkey Insurance & Benefits

  • Marco Angelone, RKL

  • Kelly Bradburn, York Traditions Bank

  • Tony Campisi, The Wolf Company

  • Elle Hale, Century 21 Core Partners

  • Robert Innerst, The York Water Company

  • Aislinn King, Menasha Packaging

  • Ryan Luckenbaugh, Stambaugh Ness

  • Michael Perry, Glatfelter Insurance Group

  • Matthew Ruth, Fulton Bank

  • Nicholas Snyder, energyObjective, A Shipley Energy Co.

  • Mary Zeigler, WellSpan Health




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For more information or to join the Emerging Leaders Society, please contact Bryce Kruger at 717-771-3809.