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January 4, 2022

Three Keynote Speakers Announced for 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

United Way of Westchester and Putnam revealed that three amazing women will be keynote speakers at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit 2022, held in a hybrid capacity on Friday, March 25. Angela F. William, CEO of United Way Worldwide, will be headlining the day. Also speaking are Cristina Alesci, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Chobani and former CNN correspondent; and Avera Martin, a Harvard-trained civil rights attorney, advocate, nonprofit founder, television host, legal and social issues commentator, and author.

In its 20th year, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit builds professional excellence in the purpose-driven organizations of Westchester and Putnam counties. As United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s core capacity-building program, the Summit is an opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes to provide professional development to their staff and essential volunteers. Last year’s virtual event garnered 2,000 unique visitors from 418 cities and 20 countries.


This year’s Summit’s theme is collaboration and innovation for community building. In addition to the keynote speakers, the event will feature TED-styled talks related to the theme from local leaders. There will also be collaboration activities to engage the participants.


The in-person event for the 2022 Summit, which will be limited to 500 people, will occur at the Goldstein Fitness Center on the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature the three keynote speakers, networking, a vendor expo area, activities, and six TED-styled talks. Tickets will include breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception that runs from 4 to 5 p.m. COVID-19 protocols will be in effect and subject to change … more information will be provided closer to the event date.


Virtual participants will be able to live stream the keynote speakers.


All attendees will have access to pre-event sessions during the week leading up to the Summit and on-demand content, a virtual vendor space, and nonprofit capacity-building resources.

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is underwritten in part by TD Bank and is also sponsored by Con Edison and Pace University.

Sponsorships and vendor tables are available. Visit https://www.uwwp.org/summit-2022-sponsorships/