Executive Committee Leadership:

Jocelyn Kelly — Advisor
Joe Masino — Chair
Megan Lemoi — Vice Chair
Ashley Busch — Engagement Chair
Lisa Goodlin — Fundraising Co-Chair
Christina Rouse — Fundraising Co-Chair
Kyrie Perry — Professional Development Chair
Meghan Grady — Board Member
Chris Hardy — Corporate Outreach Liaison

Executive Committee Members:

Dariel Blanco
Adam Lamagna
David Francazio
Colin Nagle
Jacquie Mazick
Win Gandy

Executive Committee Information:

United Way’s Young Leaders Circle is an affinity group for young Rhode Islanders who share a passion for philanthropy. Our goal is to familiarize young professionals with United Way’s work and develop the next generation of community leaders.

The Executive Committee consists of members who serve in leadership roles. The leadership team consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, and three subcommittee chairs. The Chair and Vice-Chair oversee YLC’s general direction and strategy, offer feedback to subcommittee chairs, and meet with members to plan and execute activities.

 Subcommittees:

Each subcommittee consists of 12 YLC members.


Fundraising Committee:

This committee oversees two fundraising events with a strong emphasis on securing sponsorships and ticket sales. Committee members will learn how to draft sponsorship packets, develop crowdfunding strategies, and participate in event planning.

Professional Development Committee:

Offers members opportunities to develop their leadership skills and networks. The primary focus of this subcommittee is to oversee Learn with Leaders, an event where influential community leaders are invited to speak about relevant topics.

Engagement Committee:

Engage members in United Way’s work. Members work with UWRI staff on organizational volunteer and advocacy efforts. This subcommittee manages the buddy list, personally welcoming new members at meetings and our annual State of the Circle event.

Committee Expectations:
  • Serve a one-year term.
  • Attend monthly Executive Committee meetings.
  • Join at least one subcommittee.
  • Promote YLC to your own networks and encourage others to join and attend events.
  • Actively contribute to YLC activities.
 Committee Benefits:
  • Influence the strategy and direction of YLC.
  • Develop leadership skills and expand professional network.
  • Impact the community through philanthropy and volunteerism.
  • Recieve select invitations and opportunities with UWRI.

YLC members are encouraged to join a subcommittee. Please e-mail youngleaders@uwri.org with any questions.