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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. 






Building Future Leaders of York County 2019 Conference

What does it look like to be a leader? Learn from a distinguished keynote speaker, three breakout sessions, a panel of CEOs, and by networking with fellow young professionals in York County.

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23

Wyndham Garden York

Registration, $99


CLICK HERE to learn more about the sessions and to register.



Join ELS for Day of Action on June 21!

Volunteer with your fellow ELS members for United Way of York County's Day of Action. ELS will be at YWCA York, spending time in child care classrooms with children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Activities will range from reading, doing different activities with the children or, if the weather is nice, maybe taking a walk!
Everyone will meet in the board room at YWCA York, 320 E Market Street. After introductions, the volunteers will proceed to different classrooms.
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, June 21
YWCA York, 320 E. Market St., York
Email Cristina Andrewleski at to sign up!

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, Wolf

  • Elle Hale, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

  • Robert Innerst, The York Water Company

  • Aislinn King, Menasha

  • 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 Zach Reynolds at 717.771.3812.