Emerging Leaders Society Introduced
Friday, May 18, 2012
Granite United Way, in collaboration with dozens of young leaders from the Greater Manchester community, announces the formation of Granite United Way Emerging Leaders Society (ELS). This group was formed by two Granite United Way staff members, Elizabeth Bonin and Meredith Stidham, and an employee of Dyn, Sarah Normand, to introduce, engage and educate the next generation of donors to United Way and philanthropy. Individuals will learn about the challenges the community is facing while having opportunities to make a difference in the community.
Granite United Way’s ELS will offer interactive professional networking events, hands-on volunteer opportunities and innovative leadership trainings geared towards up-and-coming young professionals and philanthropists in Greater Manchester.
Granite United Way’s ELS will hold it’s first-ever event and volunteer opportunity, "Hammers and Hearts Day," on Friday, May 18, 2012, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center in Goffstown. UpReach is a non-profit dedicated to enhancing quality of life for those they serve by providing challenge, promoting independence and celebrating success.
ELS members who give a minimum of $156 and 12 hours of volunteer time annually to Granite United Way will also enjoy added benefits and access to exclusive events throughout the year. "ELS is a wonderful opportunity for the population of young professionals in the Greater Manchester area to start their philanthropic careers. This program gives us a chance to see the impact our efforts can have on our community, within an environment that fosters networking and professional growth," said Sarah Pitman, Practice Manager, Catholic Medical Center and Chair, Granite United Way Emerging Leaders Society Advisory Council.
ELS members are 20-40 years of age and work in diverse fields at a variety of companies and organizations throughout Manchester including: Catholic Medical Center, St. Mary’s Bank, Aspen Insurance, City of Manchester, Baker Newman Noyes, Elliot Health System, Centrix Bank, Dyn, Texas Instruments and Hannaford. "It’s always great to see young professionals in our organization and in our community coming together in service to others," Patrick Tufts, President & CEO, Granite United Way.
If you are a civic-minded young professional interested in supporting local causes, committed to strengthening the community and focused on developing both personally and professionally, please contact Meredith Stidham at (603)625-6939 ext. 101 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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