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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.


Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!







Thank you to our Annual Reception sponsor:



ELS Steering Committee

  • Cedric Adams, Fulton Bank

  • Kelly Bradburn, York Traditions Bank

  • Kate Delaney, Aramark

  • Zachary Galloway, RKL LLP

  • Elle Hale, Century 21 Core Partners

  • Kiley Johns, Barton Associates, Inc.

  • Erica Kahl, WellSpan Health

  • Ryan Luckenbaugh, Kinsley Construction

  • Sarah Mewhirter, Keystone Human Services

  • Diana Ricci, RKL LLP

  • Matthew Ruth, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

  • Janna Santiago, McConkey Insurance & Benefits



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