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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. 







2020 Annual Reception postponed

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the ELS Annual Reception scheduled for April 28.

We understand the importance of this event to our new and returning ELS members and community supporters, and we ask for your patience as we work to consider a date to reschedule. Thank you for your continued support and understanding!

Stay safe, stay healthy, and we'll see you soon.

CLICK HERE to see photos from the 2019 Annual Reception.

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!

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

  • Aislinn King, Menasha Packaging

  • Ryan Luckenbaugh, Stambaugh Ness

  • Michael Perry, Glatfelter Insurance Group

  • Matthew Ruth, Fulton Bank

  • 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.