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Febuary 16, 2017 6:00pm -8:00pm
Netowrking Happy Hour

Hudson Grille
Downtown White Plains, NY

The evening promises to be a great opportunity for you to get to know other emerging leaders in a fun and casual atmosphere. No RSVP required.
Just show up and have a great time!

February 26, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grocery Bag Packing
Giving Tree Global

65 Orchard Ave, Rye, NY

We will be packing grocery bags for senior citizens at local shelter.
To sign up, please contact Noelle at:

April 30, 2017 10:30pm - 1:30pm
Soup Kitchen of the St. Bart's Church
82 Prospect St, White Plains, NY

Perfect opportunity to share your cooking skills! You can also donate items to the Soup Kitchen. To sign up, please contact Noelle at:


Please contact: Bo Zhang

Special THANKS to Our Sponsors:
Manhattanville College
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
PURE Insurance



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 and professional & personal development.


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 Bo Zhang at

Executive Committee

Daniel M. Braude, Esq.
Co-Chair, Special Events & Fundraising Committee
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Jack Coomber
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
USI Insurance Services LLC

Briann Dillon

Co-Chair, Volunteer & Community Outreach Committee
PURE Insurance

Ryan Kaupelis, Esq.
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
Smith, Buss & Jacobs, LLP

Nikhil Kumar
Co-Chair, Marketing & Communication Committee
Manhattanville College


Alyssa Roberts
Co-Chair, Special Events & Fundraising Committee
PURE Insurance

Melissa Silverbush
Co-Chair, Marketing & Communication Committee
PURE Insurance

Noelle Crisalli Wolfson, Esq.
Co-Chair, Volunteer & Community Outreach Committee
Hocherman Tortorella & Wekstein, LLP

John Zanzarella
Co-Chair, Marketing & Communication Committee
Silverback Social

Bo Zhang
United Way of Westchester and Putnam

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