United Way’s Emerging Leaders Alliance

Emerging Leaders Alliance is a network of young professionals under 45 who are interested both in philanthropy and in making positive changes in our community. The mission of ELA is to cultivate the next generation of community leaders in Westchester and Putnam Counties, with a focus on philanthropy, community service, as well as professional and personal development.

United Way’s “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” to feature Today Show’s Jean Chatzky and honor Jean Marie Connolly
White Plains, N.Y, (November 2019) – The award-winning financial editor of NBC’s TODAY Show, Jean Chatzky will be the keynote
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Volunteer Tax Counselors Needed in Putnam
Tax season will soon be here and Hudson Valley C.A.$.H. Coalition is looking for volunteers to help low- to moderate-income
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Controller Position Available
UNITED WAY OF WESTCHESTER AND PUTNAM, INC. Job Description Position:         Controller Reports to:     Chief Operating Officer Category:       Exempt   Primary
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IBM Team Honored for Mapping Project at United Way Awards Ceremony
Purchase, N.Y, (October 24, 2019) – A team of IBM employees who helped United Way identify gaps in social services
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United Way Announces New Chief Impact Officer Faith Ann Butcher
White Plains, NY (November 2019) – An award-winning journalist and business entrepreneur has been named United Way of Westchester and
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United Way of Westchester and Putnam Raises $75,000 at Annual Golf Outing
White Plains, NY (October 2019)—United Way’s Day of Golf event, held on Sept. 26, 2019, at Mount Kisco Country Club,
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United Way Announces Winners of ELA’s Rock Star Awards
White Plains, N.Y, (September 27, 2019) – United Way’s Emerging Leaders Alliance has announced the winners of its United We
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United Way Distributes Backpacks and School Supplies to 600 School Children
White Plains, NY (September 2019) – Approximately 600 students in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Ossining, Elmsford, Peekskill, and Putnam County received
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Board Materials for September Meeting
Our next board meeting will be held on September 18, 2019. Below, you can find just some of the materials
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United Way of Westchester and Putnam names Thomas Gabriel as president and CEO
After an extensive nationwide search, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam has named Thomas Gabriel as its incoming CEO
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Special Events & Fundraising Committee

Plans social, fundraising and other events throughout the year.

Volunteer & Community Outreach Committee

Identifies valuable volunteering opportunities and organizes volunteer events for members to take part in.

Membership Committee

Engages current members and tracks & recruits potential new members.

Marketing & Communication Committee

Promotes the ELA and its events, and creates content for social media, marketing materials and monthly e-newsletter.



Access to business leaders, volunteers and other like-minded professionals. A variety of networking events will take place throughout the year.


Participate in hands-on, impactful volunteer activities which are selected based on current issues in the community

Professional and Personal Development

Meet and learn from Westchester’s top executives and community leaders. Opportunity to Chair/Co-Chair one of the committees.

Updates on Current Local Issues

Updates on the biggest issues in the community and how your contributions are making a difference.

Invitations to Exclusive ELA and UWWP Events

All events and activities are exclusive. Members are welcome to bring guests.


For more information on ELA and how to get involved, contact Faith Ann Butcher at fbutcher@uwwp.org.