Why me? It’s natural for people to ask when their lives and livelihoods hang in the balance. There’s no single answer to that question. But United Way does everything humanly possible to provide responses and solutions that protect, improve and empower lives around Southwest Michigan. Whether it was through volunteerism, our strong nonprofit sector, or community-wide initiatives, change happened in a big way in 2016.
We are entering our 75th year serving Southwest Michigan, and we’re excited to build on the changes made in 2016. But, there is still so much work to be done. Please join the fight. Because change doesn’t happen alone. Hope isn’t a one-man band. And there’s no such thing as self-taught or self-made. We have one life. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.
Andy Janson, Board Chair
President, Hanson Logistics
Ann Cardon, Vice Chair Superintendent, St. Joseph Public Schools
Kim Richardson, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Vice President, Retail Banking, 1st Source Bank
Dave Doetsch, Secretary
Vice President/General Manager, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
James Knight, Impact Cabinet Chair
Market Vice President, United Federal Credit Union
Luann Harden, Immediate Past Chair
Regional Director, Western Michigan University - Battle Creek, Lansing & Southwest Michigan
Owner, North Pier Brewing Company
Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain & Quality, Whirlpool Corporation
Vocational Specialist, Kinexus
Site Manager, D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant
General Manager, Walsworth
Megan O. Yore
Chief Communications Officer & Director of Marketing, Lakeland Health
Global Human Resources Director, Gast Manufacturing Inc.
Chief of Staff, Southwestern Michigan College and Treasurer, Lewis Cass ISD