and a whole-hearted welcome to our new Executive Director
As the Board Chair for the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), I’m happy to have this opportunity to connect with you.
I’d like to begin by thanking our Interim Executive Director, Karen Hebert, for the selfless time and effort she placed into leading and organizing staff, volunteers, committees and processes during the past several months. From working our way through a pandemic and adjusting to protect our own employees and office while ensuring the UWGCV continues to embolden our impact model and help those
in need, to ensuring the search for a new Executive Director was flowing smoothly, Karen has been a pillar we are truly thankful for.
In addition, I would be remiss if I didn’t also take a moment to thank each of our staff, volunteers, committees, councils and board members for going the extra mile and helping to ensure our program partners, donors and our community continued to receive the full support UWGCV has to offer during these “unprecedented times”.
I am thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, Andy Neborak. Andy hit the ground running this week and I’m confident his eagerness to work collaboratively with our staff and many volunteers combined with his well-established connections throughout the Chippewa Valley will help him quickly become an integral piece of the UWGCV and all it stands for.
It’s an exciting time for us. We’re kicking off our “Small Act, Big Impact” 2020 United Way Campaign season. This week we will announce the recipients of the first wave of the $500,000 United Way Recovery Grants. We continue our mission to improve lives and build a stronger Chippewa Valley by bringing resources together to advance the common good.
In your service,
Julie Thoney, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley's Board Chair
We’ve had a lot of change as a family in the past year, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I look forward to yet another change and the opportunity to contribute to the great work our United Way does in the Chippewa Valley.