United Way of PA 2020 Annual Conference: Collaborating for Change

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - Friday, June 5, 2020
9:00 am
Eden Resort & Suites

222 Eden Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

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United Ways across Pennsylvania are uniquely placed to collaborate with each other and their communities to create substantial, sustainable change that improves the lives of every Pennsylvanian. The 2020 Conference will focus on the unique role United Way plays as a community collaborator and how to make the most of our unique strengths!


Keynote Speaker: Eric McElvenny

Eric is an amputee endurance athlete living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 while preparing for his service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, an incredible experience in Afghanistan, was wounded after stepping on an IED. Eric suffered the amputation of his right leg below the knee, a life-changing opportunity that began his next

Faced with a physical challenge and an uncertain future, Eric made a promise to himself to run an Ironman Triathlon. On his journey from the hospital bed in southern California to the finish line in Kona Hawaii, he realized that the challenge and adversity he was up against and the techniques he used to reach the finish line could be used against the challenges we all entertain. When not training, racing and delivering inspiration, Eric can be found with his wife Rachel and three children in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Eden Resort & Suites: Luxury, full-service hotel in beautiful Lancaster, PA. This award-winning resort boasts amazing amenities that you’ll be able to access during the conference.

Heated outdoor pool and Kidz Water Zone and an outdoor recreation complex
Heated indoor pool and whirlpool
24 Hour Fitness Center with Sauna
Nearby championship golf courses
Special offers for resort customers at several local salons and spas

Lancaster, PA Attractions

Welcome to Pennsylvania Dutch Country! Our conference is in the city of Lancaster, PA, the heart of Lancaster county. The city offers a vibrant arts community, over 200 places to shop, and over 100 independently owned restaurants, bars, and cafes. Visit Discover Lancaster and Visit Lancaster City to learn about what you can do, or check out some of these things below!

  • Dutch Wonderland: Family-friendly amusement park
  • The Amish Village: The Amish Village is dedicated to creating authentic encounters with the Amish culture through tours and educational stories about Amish traditions
  • The Amish Experience: For over 50 years the Amish Experience has remained the definitive interpretive center for guided tours of the Amish Farmlands
  • Strasburg Railroad: America’s oldest operating railroad
  • Mount Hope Winery: Mount Hope Estate is Pennsylvania’s original winery, brewery and cidery. Home to year-round entertainment, including the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
  • Lancaster Central Market: The oldest, continuously running public farmers’ market in the country. More than 60 local vendors call the beautiful 1889 Market House home three days each week


United Way of Pennsylvania’s Annual Conference brings together passionate, dedicated people who are looking to craft innovative, sustainable solutions to problems in their communities. Who makes it possible? Our sponsors!

Learn more about 2020 Conference Sponsors or Sign Up Now!

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