United Way of Westchester and Putnam is hosting its 2024 Nonprofit Leadership Summit in a hybrid capacity on Tuesday, April 9. The event is accepting breakout room proposals through Friday, January 12, 2024.


Now in its 22nd year, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit builds professional excellence in purpose-driven organizations. As United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s core capacity-building program, the Summit is an opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes to provide professional development to their staff and essential volunteers.


One of this year’s keynote speakers is Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten (pictured above). Dr. Wooten is the president of Simmons College and coauthor of the book “The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before with Dr. Erika H. James. She is also the author or co-author of "Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership," "Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion" and "Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis."


In addition to the keynote speakers, the event will feature breakout sessions and a vendor expo. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor tables are available.


The in-person event for the 2024 Summit will be at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY, 10577, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Virtual participants will be able to livestream the sessions, which will also be available on-demand after the completion of the Summit. 

Sponsorship and Vendor Table Opportunities

Breakout Room Submissions

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank You to Our Summit Committee Members

Heath Bloch      


Anne Bradner   

Carver Center

Pat Brigham      

Westchester Library System

Cindy Delfino    

YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

Joanne Dunn 

Youth Shelter Program of Westchester

Nancy Eberhardt             

Pro Bono Partnership

Karen C. Erren    


Jan Fisher           

Nonprofit Westchester

Susan W. Fox, Ph.D.        

Westchester Institute for Human Development

Jeanette Gisbert              

Volunteer NY!

Pam Goldstein   

Westchester Jewish Council

Cosette Gutierrez

Latino U College Access

Kathy Halas       

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

Tiffany Hamilton             

YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester

Stefanie Hubert

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cindy Kanusher, Esq.

Pace Women’s Justice Center

Joseph D. Kenner            


Cynthia B. Knox, Esq.    

Caring for the Hungry & Homeless of Peekskill

Anahaita Kotval, Esq.

Lifting Up Westchester

Allison Lake

Westchester Children’s Association

Jirandy Martinez

Community Resource Center

Becky Mazzonobile

Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

Hillary Millman 

Association of Development Officers

Richard Nightingale        


Nancy Patota    

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Alison Paul        

Grant Professionals of the Lower Hudson

Dante R.H. Reda

The LOFT LGBTQ Community Services Center

Sam Wallis         

Yonkers Partners In Education (YPIE)

Judith Watson  

Westchester Community Health Center, Inc.