United Way installs new officers

New officers and eight new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Annual Meeting. Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2015-2016 are the following:

• Board Chair: Robert Wilson – Enterprise Holdings
• Vice Chair: John Clinger – Clinger, Sizemore & Associates / Bank of America
• Treasurer: Patricia Heath – Interop Technologies
• Assistant Treasurer: Craig Folk – Miller, Helms & Folk PA
• Secretary: Mary Vlasak Snell – Pavese Law Firm
• Immediate Past Chair: Tom Uhler – Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners
Joining the United Way Board of Directors are the following:
• Bonnie Bolton – JPMorgan Chase
• Ryan Carter – Scotlynn USA Division / Scotlynn Transport
• Glo Cuiffi – Scott Fischer Enterprises
• Colleen DePasuqale – Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
• Elizabeth Hernandez – SymMetric Revenue Solutions
• Charlotte Miller – Florida Power & Light Company
• Bob Shearman – Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt
• Dean Schreiner – dESCO

Since the inception of United Way in 1957, over $137 million dollars have been raised and distributed in our community.

All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network.

More than 80 United Way Partner Agencies and over 200 initiatives such as the, Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, LARC, Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community including nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.

In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives.

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