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Young Leaders Networking Event at Shooters on the Water

Over 70 Young Leaders attended the June 9 networking event at Shooters on the Water. We partnered with the GOAL group from the Cleveland Clinic to put on a successful event. Attendees were asked to each bring a book for Stuff the Bus with Books or to donate $5 upon entry. View photos from this event.

Engage Cleveland 2015 YP Week Volunteer Projects 

More than 40 young professional volunteers gathered on Saturday June 6 to help make a difference in the Cleveland community. The project was put together on behalf of Engage Cleveland Young Professional Week and was a great way to end an exciting week of events! View photos from this event

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Young Leaders Speaker Series with Jimmy Haslam

On Wednesday May 13, Owner of the Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Haslam, spoke to a room of young professionals at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mr. Haslam spoke about his positive experience with United Way and encouraged the young professionals in the room to pursue a career they are passionate about. View photos from this event.

 

Young Leaders Networking Event at Bin 216

Many Young Leaders gathered at Bin 216 in Playhouse Square on February 19 to connect with one another. Attendees enjoyed complimentary appetizers and happy hour specials. View photos from this event.

Young Leaders Speaker Series with Paul Matsen   

On Tuesday, February 3, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Cleveland Clinic,
Paul Matsen, spoke to a room filled with young professionals. He currently serves as the 2014 Campaign Co-Chair for United Way of Greater Cleveland. Masten shared his experience with the Cleveland Clinic and the positive media impact he has been part of. 
Young Leaders Networking Event at Bar LouieYoung Leaders Networking Event at Bar Louie 

Nearly 60 Young Leaders attended the winter networking event at Bar Louie on December 18, 2014.  Young Leaders enjoyed happy hour specials and appetizers donated by Bar Louie.  The Young Leaders connected with and enjoyed seeing several new faces!
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Young Leaders Speaker Series with Dr. Alex JohnsonYoung Leaders Speaker Series with Dr. Alex Johnson 

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, President of Cuyahoga Community College, Dr. Alex Johnson, spoke to a group of 30 young professionals.  Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors at United Way of Greater Cleveland.  He spoke about his experience working at Cuyahoga Community College as well as the positive impact the Cuyahoga Community College has made and continues to make on the city of Cleveland.
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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.