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COLUMBIA CITY â€” 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs Jacqueline Worrick and June Keiser will step up to the plate to face Whitley County of United Wayâ€™s challenges ahead in September.
â€śI am so glad to have these two women on board,â€ť said UWWCâ€™s director Cindy Baker.
Worrick and Keiser both accepted the request to be Campaign Co-Chairs, a volunteer position, in order to give back to their community. The announcement was made at UWWCâ€™s annual breakfast in June.
â€śWe just want to enhance the organization and be able to fund the member agencies,â€ť said Worrick.
Keiser said community contributions to the United Way are going to play a major role, as they both work on ways to reach out to people who can give their time or monetary donations.
â€śIt seems like itâ€™s easier if everybody gets involved,â€ť said Keiser. â€śThe United Way does a lot of good things in the community so weâ€™re just trying to get everybody on board.â€ť
As spokespersons for the UWWC, Worrick and Keiserâ€™s responsibilities will include the following: overall planning and implementation of the campaign, attend and provide leadership for all campaign-related activities and meet with the Chief Professional Officer (CPO) in January, work with staff to develop a case for giving that will be communicated throughout the campaign, recruit Lead Ambassadors according to the timeline, convene the Campaign Committee on a regular basis, along with the input from Lead Ambassadors, establish a campaign goal and meet periodically throughout the year with the Board of Directors.
Both women have high hopes for the UWWCâ€™s new director Cindy Baker as well as their own involvement in making the next year a successful year.
â€śWe are hoping to have a super, fantastic year,â€ť said Keiser. â€śThe biggest collection year ever.â€ť