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.

Student Literacy Levels Improve as Teachers Use A2i
When teachers in Westchester are using the professional development tool known as A2i (assessment to instruction) administered by the United
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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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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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United Way of Westchester and Putnam, FamilyWize and Walgreens Team Up to Provide Free Flu Vaccinations
White Plains, NY (September 2019) – The United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) is partnering with FamilyWize Community Service
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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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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.