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Fall Ball 2014Young Leaders Fall Ball: Uniquely Cleveland 

On Saturday, October 4, over 300 of Cleveland’s young professionals enjoyed an evening of culture and camaraderie at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, filled with creative cuisine, open viewing of the Museum’s galleries, dancing, a silent auction and raffle. The event was a remarkable success. Nearly $50,000 was raised to benefit the education, income, and health priorities of United Way of Greater Cleveland. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Networking Event at Aloft Hotel's wxyz BarYoung Leaders Networking Event at Aloft Hotel's wxyz Bar 

On Thursday, September 11 over 50 young professionals enjoyed an evening networking event hosted by the United Greater of Greater Cleveland Young Leaders at Aloft Hotel's wxyz Bar. Attendees enjoyed themselves while networking with other young professionals from around Cleveland. Ernst & Young sponsored this networking event and held a 50/50 raffle in which the proceeds of over $250 were donated back to United Way. View photos from this event.

Speaker Series with Mark ShapiroYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Mark Shapiro 

On August 20, a group of nearly 50 Young Leaders gathered at Progressive Field for a professional development speaker series event featuring Mark Shapiro, President of the Cleveland Indians. Mr. Shapiro spoke candidly about his passion for his family, baseball, and the Cleveland community while sharing with the group some of the valuable leadership skills that helped shape his professional career. View photos from this event.
Networking at ShootersYoung Leaders Networking Event at Shooters 

On Thursday, June 26 over 50 young professionals enjoyed a summer networking event hosted by the United Greater of Greater Cleveland Young Leaders at Shooters. Guests connected with one another while enjoying a sunny evening filled with delicious food and drinks while boat watching in a panoramic waterfront setting. View photos from this event.
Speaker Series with Jeff PaciniYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Jeff Pacini 

On Thursday, March, Jeff Pacini, Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, spoke to a packed house of more than 35 young professionals as part of the United Way Young Leaders Speaker Series. “Cleveland is a city that is big enough to matter, but small enough that everyone can make a difference,” Pacini said, as he spoke about the way non-profits like GCSC and United Way help to move the city forward. View photos from this event.
Networking at Market GardenYoung Leaders Networking Event at Market Garden Brewery 

More than 50 young professionals braved the cold to attend the first Young Leaders networking event of 2014 at Market Garden Brewery on Thursday, February 20th. A staple of Cleveland’s W. 25th street, Market Garden served up delicious brews and fare while Young Leaders met and networked with other philanthropically-minded Greater Clevelanders. View photos from this event.
Speaker Series with Tom KilcourseYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Tom Kilcourse 

On Wednesday, January 22, Tom Kilcourse, Vice President of U.S. Sales at American Greetings Corporation, spoke to an intimate group of 30 young professions from United Way’s Young Leaders group. Mr. Kilcourse’s commanding multimedia presentation included several anecdotes to illustrate the role that luck, self-awareness, and a strong professional network have on personal and professional development. He spent time talking business, as well, introducing the group to new and innovative product lines in development by American Greetings. View photos from this event.
Speaker Series with Chris ConnorYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Chris Connor 

Mr. Chris Connor, CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company, spoke to a group of 40 United Way young professionals on Thursday, November 7. Mr. Connor shared words of wisdom from his professional and personal experiences, and spoke to the importance of taking on difficult tasks to his career path. He also stressed the worth of civic leadership through organizations such as the United Way. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Fall BallYoung Leaders Fall Ball: An Artistic Affair 

The 6th annual United Way Young Leaders Fall Ball: An Artistic Affair on Saturday, October 5th was a rousing success, celebrating the culture and creativity of Cleveland and showcasing one of the city’s hottest new venues! More than 250 young professionals enjoyed open viewing of the galleries, dancing, silent auction and delicious fare, and helped to raise $33,000 to benefit United Way of Greater Cleveland. Thanks to all who were in attendance! View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Networking Event at winks Bar & GrilleYoung Leaders Networking Event at Winks Bar & Grille 

On Thursday, September 12, Young Leaders hosted their Fall networking event at Winks Bar & Grille. The event drew a crowd of more than 50 young professionals from the Greater Cleveland area to the newest Cleveland location of the “locally-grown” franchise. Guests enjoyed locally-sourced drinks and delicious appetizers, while networking with their philanthropically-minded peers. 
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Young Leaders Speaker Series with Len KomoroskiYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Len Komoroski 

On Tuesday, August 20, Len Komoroski, CEO of the Cavaliers & Quicken Loans Arena addressed a group of more than 30 of Cleveland’s young professionals from United Way’s Young Leaders group. Mr.Komoroski, self-proclaimed “Cleveland guy” for one of the city’s major sports franchises, also answered many questions on the direction of economic development & the future of Cleveland. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Fundraising Event at The Flying MonkeyYoung Leaders Guest Bartending Fundraiser at The Flying Monkey 

On July 30, 2013 Young Leaders held a guest bartending fundraiser at The Flying Monkey Pub in Tremont. Young professionals from the Greater Cleveland area enjoyed networking opportunities, as well as beer, wine and pizza served by members of the Young Leaders Cabinet, with all proceeds benefitting United Way. View photos from this event.

Young Leaders Networking Event at The Black PigYoung Leaders Networking Event at The Black Pig 

On Thursday, June 27, 2013, more than 90 young professionals from the Greater Cleveland area gathered for the Young Leaders summer networking event, held at The Black Pig. Guests enjoyed networking on the rooftop patio, framed by scenic views of Downtown. Conversation and camaraderie, coupled with a menu of locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and craft beers, made this event an experience unique to Cleveland! View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Speaker Series with Rick ChiricostaYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Rick Chiricosta 

On March 21, an intimate group of Young Leaders gathered in the Executive Strategy Room at Medical Mutual for a professional development speaker series event featuring Rick Chiricosta, President & CEO of Medical Mutual. Mr. Chiricosta spoke candidly on how his passions, relationships, talents, and critical thinking skills affected his career and tailored him to become a leader in his company and community. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Networking Event at MallorcaYoung Leaders Networking Event at Mallorca

Nearly 100 Greater Cleveland Young Leaders attended a networking event at Mallorca on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Guests were delighted by Mallorca’s unique atmosphere and delicious food. The event presented Young Leaders with many opportunities for conversation and camaraderie with their peers! View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Speaker Series with Sandra PianaltoYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Sandra Pianalto

On January 9 2013, more than 40 young professionals had the opportunity to participate in a Speaker Series featuring President and Chief Executive Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Sandra Pianalto. During her interactive discussion, Ms. Pianalto spoke of her national and local leadership responsibilities, provided economic insight, and spoke to her career transformation. Attendees also had the unique opportunity to tour the bank vault and Money Museum. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Cabinet Day of CaringYoung Leaders Cabinet Day of Caring 

On December 6, 2012, members of the United Way Young Leaders Cabinet came together to volunteer at United Cerebral Palsy. The volunteers spent their evening giving back in true holiday spirit by wrapping the numerous presents that will be given to UCP clients. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Speaker Series at Greater Cleveland PartnershipYoung Leaders Speaker Series at Greater Cleveland Partnership 

Over 50 young professionals from the Greater Cleveland area attended our Young Leaders Speaker Series event at Greater Cleveland Partnership on November 8, 2012, making it the most successful yet! Yvette Ittu, Chief Financial Officer, and Deb Janik, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Business Development, inspired guests with informative talks on the future of Cleveland as a city full of potential. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Fall Ball 2012Young Leaders Fall Ball: Silver Screen Soiree 

On Saturday, October 6, party-goers enjoyed a festive evening at the Ritz-Carlton’s Silver Grille filled with star-studded cuisine, live entertainment, a silent auction and raffle. More than $32,000 was raised, and proceeds from the event will support more than 450,000 people in Greater Cleveland. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Day of Caring at Hiram House CampYoung Leaders Day of Caring at Hiram House Camp 

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 United Way Young Leaders members participated in a Day of Caring at Hiram House Camp. Participants helped design, set-up and decorate a spooky graveyard, creepy pirate cove and spider filled forest in the “Haunted Hay Maze” for their Annual Pumpkin Festival. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Networking Event at Stone Mad PubYoung Leaders Networking Event at Stone Mad Pub

Our Networking Event at the Stone Mad Pub on Thursday, September 20, 2012 brought together Young Leaders from all around the Greater Cleveland area. The rustic atmosphere of Stone Mad’s patio set the stage for a very successful networking event! View photos from this event.
Young Leaders Speaker Series with Paul ClarkYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Paul Clark 

On August 22, 2012, Paul Clark, Regional President of PNC Bank Cleveland, hosted the Young Leaders for the afternoon. Mr. Clark shared his tips to professional and personal success and stressed to the Young Leaders the importance of globalization and technology to be successful in the future, and the changes that can be expected due to these factors. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders at Harry BuffaloYoung Leaders Fundraiser at Harry Buffalo 

On July 31, 2012 the Young Leaders conducted a fundraiser at Harry Buffalo on East 4th Street. Members of the Young Leaders cabinet became the bartenders for the evening, serving young professionals throughout the night. Attendees enjoyed a great networking opportunity and had a fantastic time while supporting United Way. View photos from this event
Young Leaders at FahrenheitYoung Leaders Networking Event at Fahrenheit 

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, Young Leaders held a networking event in Tremont at Fahrenheit, where more than 80 young professionals gathered to engage with one another, learn about United Way, and enjoy complimentary appetizers provided by Fahrenheit.

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Young Leaders Speaker Series with Chuck RatnerYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Chuck Ratner 

On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Chuck Ratner, President and CEO, Forest City Enterprises, Inc., hosted members of the Young Leaders for a luncheon and discussion on the Observation Deck of Terminal Tower. Attendees heard Mr. Ratner speak on the importance of remaining in Cleveland, federated philanthropy and the need to prioritize family, community and career. View photos from this event.
Young Leaders at Market Garden BreweryYoung Leaders Networking Event at Market Garden Brewery 

Our Networking Event at the Market Garden Brewery on Thursday, February 16 brought together over 150 Young Leaders from all around the Greater Cleveland area. Guests were treated to the fantastic atmosphere of the Market Garden making it one of our most successful events to date! View photos from this event.

Young Leaders Speaker Series with Jerry KelsheimerYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Jerry Kelsheimer 

On January 25, 2012, Jerry Kelsheimer, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Northeastern Ohio, hosted the Young Leaders for a thought provoking luncheon discussing what it takes to be a good leader in the business world, a compassionate advocate for the community and how to succeed in relationship building.  Mr. Kelsheimer provided an entertaining look at all these traits through all the personal experiences he has had throughout his career. View photos from this event.

Young Leaders Speaker Series with Chris GormanYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Chris Gorman 

On Wednesday, November 15, 2011, Christopher M. Gorman, President of Key Corporate Bank, Chairman and CEO of KeyBank, NA, hosted members of the Young Leaders for a breakfast and discussion at Key Tower. Attendees heard Mr. Gorman speak on the current economic climate, his professional development and projections for the future of Greater Cleveland. Participants had the unique opportunity to ask thoughtful questions and receive profound advice from Mr. Gorman. View photos from this event.

Young Leaders Fall BallYoung Leaders Fall Ball: Broadway Bash 

Thank you to all of those who came out in style to make the Young Leaders’ fourth annual gala fundraiser, Fall Ball: Broadway Bash, such a great success. Party-goers enjoyed a festive evening at the Ritz-Carlton’s Silver Grille on Saturday, October 8, 2011. View photos from this event. 

Young Leaders Day of Caring at Hiram House CampYoung Leaders Day of Caring at Hiram House Camp 

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, United Way Young Leaders members participated in a Day of Caring at Hiram House Camp. Participants helped design, set-up and decorate a spooky graveyard, creepy pirate cove and spider filled forest in the "Haunted Hay Maze" for their Annual Pumpkin Festival. View photos from this event.

Young Leaders Networking Event at The Club at Key TowerYoung Leaders Networking Event at The Club at Key Tower 

Young Leaders held a networking event at The Club at Key Tower on Thursday September 15, 2011. Attendees were treated to drinks and appetizers with an incredible view overlooking downtown. There were over 130 young professionals in attendance to network with one another and learn about United WayView photos from this event. 

Young Leaders Fundraiser at The Avenue Tap House in LakewoodYoung Leaders Fundraiser at The Avenue Tap House 

On Thursday August 4, 2011 the Young Leaders hosted a fundraiser at the Avenue Tap House in Lakewood.  Young Leaders Cabinet members took charge serving young professionals throughout the night. Attendees enjoyed a great atmosphere with colleagues, friends and family as they helped more than $800 for a great cause. All the proceeds from the night will benefit the health and human service programs funded by United Way of Greater Cleveland. View photos from this event. 

Young Leaders Speaker Series with Maryrose SylvesterYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Maryrose Sylvester 

On Monday July 18, 2011, Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of GE Lighting, hosted members of Young Leaders for a lunch and discussion at Nela Park. Participants heard Ms. Sylvester speak about her personal experience in the workplace, what makes individuals stand out as good leaders, as well as all the possibilities a developing Cleveland has to offer young professionals. View photos from this event. 

Young Leaders Networking Event at The Edgewater Yacht ClubYoung Leaders Networking Event at Edgewater Yacht Club 

Young Leaders held a networking event at The Edgewater Yacht Club on Thursday June 9, 2011.  There were over 100 young professionals in attendance to network with one another, learn about United Way and enjoy a beautiful evening on the lake. View photos from this event. 

Young Leaders Speaker Series with Senator Nina TurnerYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Senator Nina Turner 

On May 9, 2011, Senator Nina Turner of the State of Ohio Senate hosted Young Leaders for a lunch and interactive discussion at Thompson Hine LLP. Participants heard Senator Turner speak about her personal life journey, as well as her thoughts on Cleveland's strengths and challenges, and how young professionals can influence the city.

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