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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. 






Not Your Grandma's Networking

As we kick off a brand-new year of Emerging Leaders Society events, things still look a little different. But we've got you! We are as committed as ever to building a stronger, caring community by engaging emerging community leaders through volunteerism, education and networking.
Nowadays it can be difficult to network safely, but we’ve got you covered — and it's not your grandma's networking event. Join the Emerging Leaders Society on Zoom as we think critically, test your memory, and get to know our community. After some quick brain games, we’ll have three rounds of small-group virtual conversations. Bring your energy and get ready to be engaged!  
Virtual Networking Roundtables
12 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Virtual via Zoom


Watch: De-stress With ELS!

If you missed it live, watch a recording of ELS' virtual presentation on the big elephant in the room — change! Understand what impacts our response, how change can create anxiety and stress and how to recognize those symptoms, and learn a few tips and tricks to navigate these stressors.

Led by panelists Ashley Beaverson, BS, SHRM-CP; and Laura Ryder, MS, of WellSpan Health, the presentation was held via Zoom.

CLICK HERE to watch.


Thank you to our sponsors!





ELS Steering Committee

  • Cristina Andrewleski, Chair, McConkey Insurance & Benefits

  • Kelly Bradburn, York Traditions Bank

  • Zachary Galloway, RKL LLP

  • Elle Hale, Century 21 Core Partners

  • Kiley Johns, Barton Associates, Inc.

  • Erica Kahl, WellSpan Health

  • Aislinn King, Menasha Packaging

  • Andrew Koplitz, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

  • Ryan Luckenbaugh, Kinsley Construction

  • Matthew Ruth, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company




Stay Informed


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For more information or to join the Emerging Leaders Society, please contact Bryce Kruger at 717.771.3809.