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More Than 400 Non-Profit Leaders Attend United Way’s Annual Summit

Attending the program were, from left, Kathy Meany of League of Women Voters of Westchester and Linda Tyler, BCW Vice President of Membership & Programs

More than 400 of the Hudson Valley’s Non-Profit Leaders met at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s 22nd Annual NonProfit Leadership Summit to learn from national experts on how to fashion their organizations into nonprofits for the future. Making the most of opportunities and being prepared to capitalize on them is one of the secrets of success, said Author and Keynote Lynn Perry Wooton, President of Simmons University, who was among the speakers during this full-day event at Purchase College Performing Arts Center.

“Every crisis is an opportunity, and as we come out of the pandemic it is so important for non-profit leaders to think about how they can innovate, how they can rebuild their teams and how they can reposition their organizations to be even better,’’ said Dr. Wooten.

Dr. Wooten, coauthor of The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before and Hamza Khan, TedX speaker and author of Leadership, Reinvented addressed nonprofit leaders locally and globally.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Nonprofit Leadership Summit  builds professional excellence in the purpose-driven organizations of Westchester and Putnam counties. The Summit attracts a diverse audience of professionals and volunteer leaders in the nonprofit sector – across disciplines, fields, and experience levels, providing them with professional development at an affordable cost.

“The non-profit community is a great big ocean, feeding our community, nurturing and supporting it. There are more than 5,000 charities in Westchester alone and they represent billions of dollars in wages, taxes and economic impact, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface as to the hundreds of thousands of lives that they change and uplift everyday,’’ said Tom Gabriel, President and CEO of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

In addition to the keynote speakers, the event featured breakout sessions and a vendor expo.  It was underwritten in part by TD Bank

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