DONOR GROUPS

Now is the Time to Be UNITED.

A century ago, they built bridges and tunnels to overcome what divides our region. Today, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is building something even stronger – a vibrant network of young professionals and volunteers who choose to BE the type of community where they want to live.

Joe Yezovich

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Our Next Generation

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Giving back to the place you call home unites the community and tends to have a domino effect. Others tend to follow and contribute.

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Joe Yezovich | Financial Advisor, Hefren-Tillotson
Bridges Society

Kate Dawson

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Our Next Generation

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From my involvement with Women’s Leadership Council to Bridges, I learned there are many people right here in my community, specifically young professionals, who are working towards a greater good.

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Kate Dawson | President, Ferri Dawson Insurance Group
Bridges Society

Kenny Bonus

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Our Next Generation

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It’s truly rewarding when I’m able to assist an individual or a company and make their lives easier.

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Kenny Bonus | Owner, Bonus Accounting
Bridges Society

TJ McCance

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Our Next Generation

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If I can have a positive impact on families through volunteer work and my career, I’m using my time on this earth in a meaningful way.

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TJ McCance | Vice President and Financial Advisor, Hefren-Tillotson
Bridges Society

Lacey Thurner

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Our Next Generation

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I was drawn to United Way through the energy and passion of other volunteers. I wanted to be part of a group that was working hard to better the community.

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Lacey Thurner | Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Financial Services
Bridges Society

Kaylie Weinstein

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Our Next Generation

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I think it is so important to give back to your surrounding community to build up your neighbors. There is so much that needs done close to home.

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Kaylie Weinstein | Business Analyst, PPG
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Wendell Frank

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Our Next Generation

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I knew for awhile I wanted to get involved with service work, and United Way provides so many opportunities to do that.

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Wendell Frank | Financial Analyst, UPMC
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Laura Miller

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Our Next Generation

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I want to be a good role model for them. Not just tell them what to do,but show them what to do.

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Laura Miller | Senior Associate Counsel & Vice President of Government Programs and Provider Contracting, UPMC Health Plan
Bridges Society

Audrey Arthur

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Our Next Generation

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I wanted to be a part of an organization that was making a difference, not one that was hosting events just to check off a box.

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Audrey Arthur | Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Games for Good HOST Committee Member, WLC Together Leading Protégé

Robert Rogers

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Our Next Generation

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I’m a loyal and proud Pittsburgher, and I like knowing there’s a fund through United Way that I can give money to and know that it will be disbursed in a way that best benefits the region.

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Robert Rogers | Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President, Hefren-Tillotson
Bridges Society

Yasmin Shaheed

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Our Next Generation

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I love that they provide holistic assistance for everyone and anyone, because we all get down and out at times. I’ve been hands-on with them for years, and I really enjoy the organization.

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Yasmin Shaheed
Bridges Society

Yaqi Wo

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Our Next Generation

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Thankfully United Way does a great job of engaging employees from PPG and other companies and it’s become a channel for me to learn where help is needed, and how I could volunteer in things and be useful.

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Yaqi Wo | Research Chemist, PPG
Bridges Society

Monica Stanton

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Our Next Generation

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I’ve been on boards where they always have the same ideas floating around, but with United Way there are always fresh ideas and new things going on, and they always want to know how things are going and how they can make things better. That’s very inspiring to me.

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Monica Stanton | Manger, First National Bank
Bridges Society

Andrew Flowers

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Our Next Generation

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No one has to go it alone — we live and work in this society with our family and friends — and I’ve benefited from that support. I want to take time to help someone else.

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Andrew Flowers | Senior Science & Technology Research Engineer, PPG
Bridges Society

Dan Lavallee

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Our Next Generation

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Because the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a larger organization, it’s just in a much better place to serve the local needs, with local staff on the ground.

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Dan Lavallee | Director, Government and Business Relations, Government Programs, UPMC Health Plan
Bridges Society

Nubia Williams

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Our Next Generation

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I just love the chance to get to know more people, and I think volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and meet other people who also share a value system that you do.

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Nubia Williams | Coordinator of Recruitment and Family Engagement, Higher Achievement

Next Gen

Keri Ellis

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Our Next Generation

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Being involved in Bridges Society allows me to interact with a similar demographic of young professionals and opens up so many opportunities to get involved.

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Keri Ellis | Managing Director, Deloitte
Bridges Society

Shane Jakubovic

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Our Next Generation

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Seeing United Way focus on individuals in need, who might be scared to ask for help at times, is great. They provide access to services to people who truly need it — and they do it in a compassionate and caring way.

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Shane Jakubovic | Head of the President’s Office, Covestro LLC
Bridges Society

MATT NEIMAN

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Our Next Generation

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Trust me, I now know firsthand that you can have confidence in how your dollars are spent.

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Matt Neiman | Pittsburgh Regional Manager & Civial Engineer, Borton-Lawson
Bridges Society Member

JOE PARSONS

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Our Next Generation

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Being a Bridges member has allowed me to contribute to the direction of the organization and to meet a lot of outstanding young professionals.

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Joe Parsons | Associate, Jones Day
Bridges Society Member

Maggie Boucher

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Our Next Generation

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From a professional standpoint, my LINC membership has allowed me to network and create more business relationships. From a personal perspective, I have been able to show my kids why giving back is so important and become a positive role model for them.

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Maggie Boucher | Senior Consultant of Employee Benefits, Henderson Brothers
Next Gen

Julie Patter

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Our Next Generation

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I believe that we all have a duty to contribute to our community and help those who need a hand. Being in a position to give back to this city and its people is an honor.

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Julie Patter | Associate, Cohen & Grigsby
Next Gen

Maria Blohm

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Our Next Generation

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United Way brings everything together.I appreciate how United Way brings diverse, caring, thoughtful people together from both the business and nonprofit worlds to work toward a common goal.

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Maria Blohm | Managing Director, Audit, KPMG
Bridges Society

Justin Binion

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Our Next Generation

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Being part of United Way’s Bridges Society, I’ve been introduced to so many likeminded young professionals. I’ve also been afforded the opportunity to give back to so many different causes that I care about.

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Justin Binion | Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Bridges Society

Justin Kruljac

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Our Next Generation

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These college hoodies are a motivator for the students to achieve their goals.

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Justin Kruljac | Commercial Operations, Sales, Covestro
Bridges Society

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Bridges Society

Bridges Society welcomes young professionals under the age of 45 who represent our next generation of leadership in the greater Pittsburgh area. Membership is extended to donors who contribute $1,000+ annually. Members get to enjoy a myriad of benefits including volunteer events, unique professional and personal development opportunities, and exclusive networking events with other community-minded professionals.

This is your opportunity to make a difference. Share your knowledge. Apply your skills. Volunteer. Network with like-minded individuals. Learn from business and community leaders. And most importantly, change lives.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

    • Exclusive local networking events with community-minded professionals.
    • Valuable professional and personal development opportunities.
    • Participation in high-impact volunteer events.
    • Meeting and interacting with corporate CEO’s in situations where they see your skills on display.
    • Opportunities to work side-by-side with influential community and civic leaders.
One Convenient Step-Up Plan
  • FIVE YEAR PLAN
  • Year One – $500
  • Year Two – $600
  • Year Three – $700
  • Year Four – $850
  • Year Five – $1,000

Bridges Society Co-Chairs

Laura Miller

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"I’m part of the Bridges Society and being involved in that group allows me to interact with a similar demographic of young professionals and opens up so many opportunities to get involved, help the community, and network with other people who have similar interests."

Courtney Murphy

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"Being a Bridges member has allowed me to contribute to the direction of the organization and to meet a lot of outstanding young professionals in the area who have similar commitments to service, which leads to more opportunities to get involved."

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