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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. 






Join ELS for Lunch & Learn

What happens when things don't go fully "according to plan"? Join ELS for a Lunch & Learn presentation on Accidental Leadership: Lessons Learned While Serving In An Unexpected New Role, led by Kim Alvarez, Director of Development at SpiriTrust Lutheran.

Kim Alvarez has a passion for helping others. Through her roles in fundraising in higher education and health care, Kim has made a difference in the lives of others. In addition to her role as the Director of Development at SpiriTrust Lutheran, she also serves as a board member of York Day Nursery, and Senior Living Development Network, and is a member of the Rotary Club of York.

Lunch will be provided.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lee Glatfelter Gallery, Glatfelter Insurance Group

183 Leader Heights Road, York, PA 17402



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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.