Emerging Leaders United

See below to support our Emerging Leader's Next Generation of Philanthropists for Giving Tuesday!

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United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Emerging Leaders is a diverse group of engaged young professionals working to drive impact in the Capital Region. Members use their unique skills, passion, and creativity to dive into social issue areas facing our community and create sustainable change. Emerging Leaders leverage the power of United Way to show the strength and collective impact of the next generation of philanthropists. 

For more information on how to get involved email EmergingLeaders@unitedwaygcr.org

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ConnectMake lasting connections with other young professionals and community leaders at social networking events.

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Serve –  Enhance your community impact and meet your philanthropic goals by participating in hands-on volunteer opportunities.

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LeadStrengthen your leadership skills through a variety of opportunities for networking, leadership development, and educational events.

October 2022

Tuesday, October 25 (postponed due to weather)

PART ONE: Knickerbocker Park - Nutritious Learning Trails Path Install (postponed due to weather)

Lend a hand as we install a new path at Knickerbocker Park in Troy, creating engaging learning opportunities for kids in our communities. 

Email EmergingLeaders@unitedwaygcr.org


November 2022

Wednesday, November 2

Speed Mentoring at The Blake Annex


Tuesday, November 29

Next Generation of Philanthropists on Giving Tuesday

For Giving Tuesday, a group of Emerging Leaders in the Capital Region come together to support UWGCR’s continuing efforts to fight for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in the Greater Capital Region.

December 2022

Wednesday, December 7

Women United Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch is a 'Shark Tank' style event powered by UWGCR where four local nonprofit agencies will have the opportunity to 'pitch' their innovative idea for the chance at a $10,000 grant.

Learn more


December TBD

Emerging Leaders Holiday Gathering


December TBD

SHRED Volunteer Opportunity


Emerging Leaders have exclusive access to monthly networking and volunteer opportunities to become more involved in the community. Along with our partner agencies, United Way of the Greater Capital Region inspires Emerging Leaders participants with service projects, professional development workshops, and nonprofit leadership educational opportunities. 


Partnering with our local community, Emerging Leaders United hosts special events like the Adult Spelling Bee, raising money and collecting supplies for school children in need across the Capital Region. 

518 DAY  

Participate together in United Way's annual 518 Day, the single largest day of impact in the Capital Region. In 2022, the group installed the region's first Nutritious Choices Learning Path, planted flowers, cleaned up in Black Lives Matter park in Albany, and installed a second Nutritious Choices Learning Path in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson.


Annually a group of active Emerging Leaders will be selected to be featured as The Next Generation of Philanthropists on Giving Tuesday, raising funds in support of UWGCR and Emerging Leaders United.


Leadership Committee

Help the Next Generation of Philanthropists reach their Giving Tuesday goals in support of Emerging Leaders Nutricious Learning Trails

Kevin Cordella

Kevin Cordella
Bank of America

Support Kevin's Giving Tuesday Campaign

Emily Dessingue

Emily Dessingue
Berkshire Hathaway

Support Emily's Giving Tuesday Campaign

Corey Harris

Corey Harris
Northwestern Mutual

Support Corey's Giving Tuesday Campaign

Melissa Jeffers

Melissa Jeffers
Town of Colonie

Support Melissa's Giving Tuesday Campaign

Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan
Pioneer Bank

Support Kate's Giving Tuesday Campaign

Belinda Washock

Belinda Washock
AAA Hudson Valley 

Support Belinda's Giving Tuesday Campaign

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