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.

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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United Way Hosts First Foster Care Appreciation Lunch
United Way of Westchester and Putnam believes that every child deserves to be in a loving home. As part of
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Westchester County Executive Visits United Way’s 2-1-1 to Observe Tax Preparation
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – (April 4, 2019) – With less than a month to go before the April 15 tax deadline,
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United Way and Business Council of Westchester Hold Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit
“Building Community” was the theme of the May 6 event in Tarrytown TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – (MAY 6, 2019) – The business
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United Way and Girl Scouts Partner on United2Read Literacy Program
Ossining Girl Scouts collect 3,000 books and assemble 1,000 reading kits being distributed to preschools in Ossining Ossining, N.Y, (April,
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Applications Sought for Ruth Taylor Scholarships
Awards will go to graduate students in social work or public health White Plains, N.Y., April 11, 2019– Westchester County graduate
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United Way Announces Departure of President and CEO Alana Sweeny
Board and seven-member committee launch a nationwide search for new leader White Plains, New York—Alana Sweeny, President and CEO 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.