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United Way of CNY

Upstate Emerging Leaders


The next generation of philanthopic leaders 

OUR MISSION: To promote and encourage the spirit of philanthropy and
volunteerism among emerging leaders in the Central New York Community

As an Emerging Leader and representative of Upstate Medical University, you will have the opportunity to attend leadership and community education programs and volunteer events, network with other leaders from companies in the greater Syracuse area such as National Grid, Loretto and many more.

If you are selected as an Upstate Emerging Leader, you must fulfill 16 hours of volunteer service during the September 2019 - September 2020 year. Upstate Medical University will cover your $250 donation for the first year of membership. Limited scholarships are available.

The 2019-2020 recruitment session is now CLOSED. The next recruitment session will begin in summer 2020. 

You can become an Upstate Emerging Leader through the Community Giving Campaign.  To do so, select the "Emerging Leaders" checkbox on your epledge or paper peldge card AND donate $250 to the United Way of CNY.

You can become a United Way Emerging Leader anytime by contacting the United Way of CNY at 315-428-2211.


Contact Michael Longo, longom@upstate.edu


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2018-2019 Young Leaders

Dr. Michelle Woogen - Rehabilitation Psychology
Dr. Andrea Shaw - Pedatrics 
Taryn Lindquist - Nursing-9E-Neuro Step-Down & MSN FNP 2018
Shuhong Luo - College of Nursing 
Kirsten Donato - College of Health Professions, Class of 2019
Justin Durland - College of Medicine, Class of 2021
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2017 - 2018 Young Leaders

Michael Longo - IMT Rev Cycle & Training 
Lauren Winters - Univ/Health System Planning
Matthew Mahoney - IMT-Customer Support 
Aldrine Ashong-Katai - HealthLink