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 Accepting Nominations for Rock Star Awards
The Emerging Leaders Alliance of United Way of Westchester and Putnam is now accepting applications for its Rock Star Awards,
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English Channel Swimmer tells what it takes to succeed
Sanford “Sandy” Wollman of Rye inspired members of the United Way’s Emerging Leaders Alliance when he discussed his 1995 swim
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United Way to Honor Hilary Tuohy at Day of Golf & Tennis on September 26
White Plains, N.Y, (June 2019) – Hilary Tuohy, Past President of the National Board of the Executive Women’s Golf Association
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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 36
Applications being accepted for EFSF Phase 36 The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting applications for the Phase
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Westchester Nonprofits can Apply for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds
The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting applications for the Phase 36 (2019-2020) Emergency Food and Shelter Funds
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2-1-1 specialist helps deter a caller from suicide
Kelly is a divorced Westchester mother with children away at college and no family nearby to turn to. Kelly had
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2-1-1 Helpline assists caller with financial and medical solutions
When Holly McKeown called United Way’s 2-1-1 referral line this fall she was at her wit’s end. Six months earlier
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Individualized Education Helps Kids Succeed
John and Sophia started kindergarten this year at Carl L. Dixon Primary School in Elmsford. John has a difficult time
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New Text Messaging Feature Added to 2-1-1 Helpline
Times are changing, and 2-1-1 is evolving with them. In February, United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that callers
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Inspiring Elmsford’s Female Students
When Dr. Andrea Hamilton, assistant principal at Elmford’s Alexander Hamilton High School, spoke to the staff at United Way of
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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.