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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.

February 2022  

Q1 Volunteer Activity (event or take-home)

More information to come


May 2022 

Nutritious Choices Learning Path Reveal Celebration

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May 18th, 2022  

518 Day Volunteering

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Summer 2022 

Rooftop Speaker Series

More information to come

NETWORKING AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Emerging Leaders have exclusive access to monthly networking and volunteer opportunities such as headshots and happy hour, panel discussions, and service projects with organizations like Feed Albany, the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society, and AIM Services, Inc. and more.

SPECIAL PROJECTS  

Get involved with special community service projects in collaboration with UWGCR and its partners including projects like the COVID-19 Tribute Mural and installation of the region’s first Nutritious Choices Learning Paths.   

518 DAY  

Participate together in United Way’s annual 518 Day, the single largest day of impact in the Capital Region. In 2021, the group walked the Virtual 5K together in Washington Park, completed two service projects, and volunteered at the 518 Day Celebration.

GIVING TUESDAY 

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

CeliaMarie DeCancio

CeliaMarie DeCancio
Entreprenuer 

Lizzie Schlegel

Lizzie Schlegel
Fingerpaint

Lucas Sestito

Lucas Sestito
Callanan Industries, Inc.

Sam Trimboli

Sam Trimboli
Price Chopper Supermarkets - Market 32

Lauren Valentine

Lauren Valentine
Alaant Workforce Solutions

William VonAtzingen

William VonAtzingen
Cetera Investors

Emerging Leaders Collage