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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. 







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.


Lunch & Learn: Accidental Leadership

Thank you to everyone who attended our November Lunch & Learn on accidental leadership, led by Kim Alvarez, former 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!

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!





ELS Steering Committee

  • Cristina Andrewleski, Chair, McConkey Insurance & Benefits

  • Marco Angelone, RKL LLP

  • Kelly Bradburn, York Traditions Bank

  • Zachary Galloway, RKL LLP

  • Elle Hale, Century 21 Core Partners

  • Kiley Johns, Barton Associates, Inc.

  • Erica Kahl, WellSpan Health

  • Matthew Kale, Merrill Lynch

  • Aislinn King, Menasha Packaging

  • Andrew Koplitz, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

  • Ryan Luckenbaugh, Kinsley Construction

  • Matthew Ruth, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

  • Nicholas Snyder, energyObjective, A Shipley Energy Co.




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