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"I GIVE TO UNITED WAY BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN OUR REGION. THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY BELONGS TO, AND DEPENDS ON, ALL OF US. I SUPPORT UNITED WAY THROUGH A MONTHLY CREDIT CARD PAYMENT. I DON'T MISS THE MONEY, AND I FEEL MORE CONNECTED TO OUR COMMUNITY, ITS CHALLENGES, AND ITS SUCCESSES."

CHRISTINE BORRELLI SMITH, EMERGING LEADERS SOCIETY CO-CHAIR AND ELDP ALUMNI

 

 

The Emerging Leaders Society is made up of hundreds of the region's most inspiring, proactive emerging leaders who are dedicated to making a positive local impact with their investments. EL is a group of individuals 40 years and under who connect with other local leaders and make an extraordinary commitment to serve our community.

INVEST IN SOLUTIONS

United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society (EL) members are leading the way for a brighter future for the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. As an EL member, your annual United Way investment of $500 or more will help thousands of local people while demonstrating your commitment to our community.

MAKE LASTING CONNECTIONS

Your United Way leadership donation will connect you to the hundreds of members in the Emerging Leaders Society and thousands of established community leaders from all of United Way’s giving societies at member networking events. You will also gain access to leadership and career development opportunities.

SERVE OUR COMMUNITY 

Emerging Leaders Society members are offered opportunities throughout the year to volunteer and participate in community building activities with other local leaders

2022 Emerging Leaders Advisory Council

Megan Antonitto - Genesee Regional Bank
Andrew Brady - The XLR8 Team, Inc.

Marc Cohen - Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Collins - Lutz and Associates
Stephen DeVay - Tuesday Digital, LLC
Marcus Dunn - ESL Federal Credit Union
Rob Gallina - Gallina Development
Evan Gallina - Gallina Development

Peter Gregory - McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin
Samantha Hoepfinger - M&T Bank
Steve Kubiak - Paychex
Mary Leo - The Housing Council at Pathstone
John Loury - Cause & Effect Strategies
Jim Melia (Co-Chair) - ESL Federal Credit Union
Rochelle Moore - The Bonadio Group
Jackie Mykins - ESL Federal Credit Union
Nicole Prahler - Rochester Institute of Technology
Joseph Sayre - University of Rochester
Christine Smith (Co-Chair)
Jeff Smith - ESL Federal Credit Union
Michael Tota - Canopy Growth
Martha Valenti - Cisco
Natalie Wall - Seabreeze
Nicole Warren - AP Professionals

 

 

 

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Thank you to the following donors who connect with United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society (EL) through their gift of $500 or more each year. EL is made up of hundreds of Rochester’s most inspiring, proactive emerging leaders who are dedicated to building a stronger, greater Rochester with United Way.

Stephanie Abbott
David Adams
James Adams
Nicole Agnello
Yaumaris Aguiar
Paula Aguilera
Christopher Ahearn
Wesley Aikens
Jessica Alaimo
Ravi Alluri
Brianna Alvarado
Michael Anderson
Travis & Jennifer Anderson
Tomas Andino
Karin Anello
Jeff Antonitto
Megan Antonitto
Heather Arbore
Lyndsay Arocho
James & Lori Banning
Kristen Barr
Jennifer Bass
Amber Baylor
Christopher Beato
Brian Bennington
John & Tracy Berry
David & Amy Bidleman
Albert Blankley & Kiersten Shinrock
Daniel Blasi
Royce Bleier
Kyle & Jessica Bolinger
Jeff and Sarah Boorsma
Ann Bosch
Robert & Megan Bosco
Damian Bostwick
Catherine Bowser
Jeffrey Bradley
Ryan Brandt
Anne Brayer
Michael Brew

Nicole Briggs
David & Susan Brooks
John & Joslin Buhrman
Leah Burger
Julie Burke
Robert Burkhart
Jacqueline Burnett
David & Katlin Bussy
Miranda Caccamise
John Callan
Ms. Melisza Campos
Robert Carlin
Tamar Carroll & Lars Schumann
Kelly Carter
Elizabeth Castellano
Jonathan Chambers
Meaghan de Chateauvieux
Christina Chatham
Kimberly Christensen
Sarah Clayton
Camaron Clyburn
Sarah Cobb
Andrew Cogan
Jeffrey Cogan
Marc Cohen
Hannah Conklin
Patrick Converse
Kyle Cooper
Jay Corey
Mary Corey
Samir & Maria Cortes
Pamela Cowan
Erin Cregan
Daniel Crilly
Tom & Claire Crilly
Jason Cruz
Thalia Cruz
Susan Cuff
Meredith Curran
Chris & Jill Czarnecki

Hayley Dalton
DeAnna Darling
Veronica Dasher
Damien Dawson
Brian Day
Christopher DeCosmo
Akuakem DeFang
Veronica DeGraff
Amanda DeSain
Tonya Dickerson
Dante & Melissa DiLella
Twylla Dillion
Denise DiNoto
Charles Dirmyer
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher & Nicole Dobson
Keith & Patricia Donohue
Christopher Dudley
Marcus Dunn
Adam Dupont
Joelle Dupont
Dawn Durett
Mr. Michael R. Duxbury
Amanda Dwyer
Mark Dwyer
Michelle Dwyer
Adrienne Dykeman
Terry Eason
Thomas Eaton Kent
Scott & Jill Ehrlinger
Austin Enright
Brendan Ercole
Daniel Ernstberger
Mark Ettel
Jeffrey Evans
Jillian Evans
Cory Fahey
Robert Farnan & Jason Roberts
Holly Farnham

Justin Feasel
Maria Feller
Geoff Fesko
Jayram Figueroa
Audrey Fletcher
Molly Fortuna
Jon Fredericks
Erik & Sarita Frisch
Michael Frisk
Laura Frood
Karen Fuller
Evan Gallina
Lauren Gallina
Aimee Gallipeau
Jessica Morrow Gallmon
Daniel Garcia
Melissa N. Gardner
Jennifer Garigen
Melissa Garrison
Jessica Gaspar
Joshua Gewolb & Katherine Mannheimer
Tom & Juli Geyer
Nathan Gibbons
Laura Gift
Joe & Heather Gilbert
Kevin Giles
Craig Gingerich
Debra Godwin
Ronald & Nicole Goldberg
Thomas Gorsky
Andrea Gray
Rochelle Greek
Molly Greene
Krista Greer
Aaron Gross
Mitchell Gruber
Laura Gustin
Brian Guth

Eric Haak
Matthew Hadorn
Timothy Hall
Jill Harder
Robert Hartman
Joanna Heath
Mr. Christopher J. Heininger
Erica Hernandez
Matthew Herod
Miranda Heyward
Laura Hickey
Mia Hodgins
Ryan Hohensee
Ramel Holliday
Quandeisha Holloman
Trevor Holly
Diana Holzwasser
Matthew & Amy Hoose
Nathan Hopfinger
Morgan Hopkins
Megan Houppert
Francesca Infarinato
Michael Isabella
She'ell Jackson
Keith Jenkins
Timothy Johnsen
William Johnson
Cortez Jones
Norman & Kim Jones
Sara Jordan
Carmel Kalinowski
Brian Karp
Terra Keller
Laura Kelly
Katherine Kiehle

Gregory Kilburn
Connor Kimball
Nicole Kingsley-Brunner
Ajamu & Ahlia Kitwana
Peter Kline
Chelsy Klopotowski
Michael & Tina Knapp
Whitney Knudsen
Gizem Kocak
Kristen Koczent
Cheryl Koester
Stephen Koetteritz
Nathan Koflanovich
Joseph Kontur
Michelle & Joseph Kraft
James Krencik
Steven Kubiak
Matthew & Darla Lacey
Matt & Jennifer Lake
Adam & Pat Lamb
Michael Langen
Samantha Lavoie
Kathryn Lazarevski
Chris & Jackie Lee
Eric & Kate Leipold
Andrae Lenear
Mary Leo
Joe Leone
Danielle Lewis
Amber Lingenfelter
Rebecca Long
Louis Long
Zachary Lupiani
Courtney Lusk
Meghan Lynch

Matthew Macauley
Molly MacMillan
Matthew MaGuire & Molly E. Menge MaGuire
Jacqueline Maj
Hannah Majka
Fabian & Teisha Maldonado
Calli Marianetti
Brittany Marks
Anthony & Kimberly Maroldo
Corinne Matina
Mr. Edward Maurer
Jessica McCoy
Shonicque McCloud
John McDairmant
Matthew McKay
Allison McMenemy
Erin Meisenzahl
Brandon Mendola
Chantz & Selma Miles
Ebony Miller
Joshua Miller
Lauryn Minter
Kelly Miterko
Chad Monheim
Heather Montana
John & Sarah Moragne
Thomas Morrisey
Matthew & Megan Morsch
Andrew Muldoon
Mark Muoio
Katy Murphy
Katie Nauerth
Elena Nescio
Benjamin & Kelly Rose Nichols
Nikki Nisbet
Angela Nordin
Alexander Norris
Kelley O'Donoghue
Kyle Owens

Shannon Ozkum
Sara Palmer
Joseph Papineau
Michael Parkes
Michael Parrinello
Shane Partiss
Talasha Pearson
Melissa Pennise
John & Lisa Perrotti
Elizabeth Perry
Christopher Phelps
Steven Philips
Rachel Pickering
Zachary Pike
Alberto Pina
Katherine Pino
Thomas Pizzo
Anthony Plonczynski
-Figueroa
Corey & Ashley Popen
Corey & Ashley Popen
Christopher Powell
Andrew Powers
Nicole Prahler
Alicia M. Pritchard
Nicolas Prosser
Elliott Pruitt
Stanley L. & April. L. Purdie
Javier & Jael Quintana
Rajeev Ramchandran
Michael Reed
Stephanie Chiesi Reh
Paul & Jennifer Reininger
Dr. & Mrs. Carl & Jodi Reynolds
Hans Rinderknecht
Jordan Roeder
Laura Roethel
Shannon Romano
Thomas Ross
Elizabeth Ruder

Allis Sacks
Diana Sanchez
Reynier Santiago Vargas
Rachel Sapar
Amanda Satterwhite
John & Bailey Savers
Joseph Sayre
Robert Scanlon
Maya Schneider
Olivia Schultz
William Scullin
Mr. David A. Seeley
Mona Seghatoleslami
Richard Sellwood
Toni Sexton
Kellie Shaw
James Sheppard
Anthony & Jennifer Shoemaker
Sarah Shoop
Jeff & Christina Sickelco
David Siguenza
Sarah Simson
Daniel Siracusa
Stephanie Siuda
Melissa Slater
Ashleigh Smith
Emily Smith
Jeffrey Smith
Claire Somers
Nathan Sonneville
John Spoth
Nathan Sprague
Rebecca Stefano
Katherine Stelick
Andrew Stephens
Leslie Stephens
Joseph Stevens
Amanda Stone
Andrew Straub
Jonathan Streber
Sarah Struzzi
Elizabeth Sullivan
Andrew Super
Elizabeth Swartz
Christian Szabo & Leda Pacelli
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Matthew Talbott
Derin Tangen

Theresa Tangen
Julia Tedesco
Mr. Ryan L. Telesca
Melinda Tellier
Nelida Torres
Kaylene Tran
William Ueland
Cynthia Unger
Sara Uschold
Brian Valenti
Martha Valenti
Austin Vanzile
Joseph Vieira
David Viglione
Kathleen Vitti
Jessica Vollmer
Michael Vollmer
John Wagner
Stephen & Sarah Wake
Michaela N. Wall
Natalie Wall
Lisa Waltzer
Erin Ward
Lovely A. Warren
Nicole Warren
Derek Warshof
Kesha L. Washington
Lindsay Weber
Nicole Wegman & Jason Wehle
Christine Welch
Katie Welch
Mary Werlau
Alexa Wessie
Donald Wieme
Renee Williams
David Wilson
Jennifer Wood
Peter Byrne & Carole Woodlock
Vincent Yacuzzo
Melissa Yaeger
Robert Yawman
Jessica Hutchison Yeates
Chelsea Young
Bruce & Hope Zicari
Bethany Zinni
Ms. Stefanie Lynn Zornow
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