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.

Regional Launch of ALICE 2020
  Even before COVID-19 hit, 38% of Hudson Valley households were already one emergency away from financial ruin, setting the
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United Way Distributes $1 Million Worth of Socks to 100 Nonprofit Agencies Across the NY Metro Area
Nanuet, NY (July 21, 2020) – A million dollars’ worth of socks was gifted to thousands of individuals and families
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United Way Donates Supplies to Camp Morty
White Plains, NY (June 30, 2020) – As the camp season begins, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam has
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United Way Donates 150 Mattresses to Westhab Housing Program
White Plains, NY (June 23, 2020) – United Way of Westchester and Putnam has donated $150,000 worth of  Tempur-pedic twin
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United Way Offers Free Financial Wellness Webinar in Partnership with Key Bank
United Way of Westchester and Putnam is partnering with KeyBank to help guide individuals and families through this economically challenging
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United Way Announces $1 Million in Emergency Food and Shelter Grants to Westchester and Putnam Nonprofits
White Plains, NY – June 16, 2020 – The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announces that $1 million in grants have been distributed
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The United Way stands for Inclusion
The United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) is dedicated to improving the lives of the 40% of our neighbors
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$10,000 in Diapers Distributed to Westchester Families in Need
The United Way of Westchester and Putnam partnered with 914 Cares and the Child Care Council of Westchester to distribute $10,000 worth of diapers
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United Way Organizes Countywide Food Drive in Putnam County
At Putnam’s Countywide Food Drive held on Saturday, May 16, the eight locations collectively received about 25,000 pounds of donations
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500 Gift Cards Help with Groceries for Westchester and Putnam Residents
Working with RideConnect of Westchester and the Field Hall Foundation, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, is providing 500 gift cards for
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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.