This morning, General Campaign Chairman John Crowe and volunteer leaders serving on our 2011 United Way Campaign Cabinet came together to meet each other and learn more about the upcoming United Way fundraising effort.
“This is one of the largest Campaign Cabinets we’ve ever had,” said Faye Carter, Sr. Vice President of Community Alignment and Fundraising for United Way.
Business, academia, banking, retail, organized labor, the media, the legal profession, faith-based groups, the U.S. military, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors of our community are represented in this year’s Campaign Cabinet.
“Getting the right people to help is one of the keys to success,” Crowe observed. Crowe is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Buckeye Technologies, Inc. and several Buckeye volunteers are supporting his work by serving on the regional Cabinet this year.
The Cabinet also heard from United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl, who shared details of our strategic plan and reinvention work which continues to make changes and improvements to the day-to-day operations of our organization.
Key volunteers providing leadership in our Support Services area also shared details about their important work. Jozelle Booker (MLGW) provided details about the Executive Development Program which recruits and trains vital Loaned Executives for the fundraising drive. Cordell Walker (Alpha Omega Veteran’s Services) shared information about the Campaign Services division. Steven Hill (FedEx) is helping our Employee Campaign Leaders Training and William Jones (United Steel Workers Local 7655) brought greetings of support from our Labor Participation division.
Crowe stressed that it is important for the group to work as a team to get United Way in front of potential givers. “We don’t have trouble getting people to give to United Way – people want to help if we can share the message with local leadership and area workforces,” he observed.