Now, more than ever, organizations need strong leadership to successfully execute their mission. The mission of the United Way is to mobilize the community to help every person and family improve their lives. Having had the privilege to serve as past campaign chair and as a member of the board of directors, I have seen first-hand the quality of character demonstrated by our local United Way’s staff and leadership, both past and present.
Our family’s support of United Way began during Mike Moots’ tenure as executive director. Following in Mike’s footsteps was Tory Irgang, and United Way’s knack for tapping top notch leadership talent continues today with Amy Rohler at the helm. What strikes me about these three individuals is that they all exemplify some of the most important qualities of a successful leader: putting others before themselves, bringing people together around a common cause and mission, and executing on detailed plans that have a profound, positive impact on the lives of so many. Each of these executives demonstrated a passion for improving our community that is impossible to deny. You can see it in how they work with their staff, in how they communicate with our leadership on the board of directors and in how they collaborate with our community partner agencies. Working together, united, with a passion and drive to promote positive change for all our community stakeholders.
Having confidence that donations are thoughtfully allocated as we work to improve our community is of the utmost importance for a charitable organization with United Way’s mission. Strong leadership has been a pillar of our United Way and should inspire confidence that dollars donated will have a lasting and positive impact, now and into the future.
UWAYSCC 100 Years, 100 Stories blog submission by Hans Auer of UBS and a member of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Board of Directors. At UBS and as a member of the Wight Auer Group, Hans' focus is to provide customized solutions to successful clients and their families in today's often complex financial environment. For more information visit ubs.com