United Way Announces Sally Gammon as 2010 Campaign Chair7/19/2010
With 66,400 people depending on United Way for support, Gammon is committed to helping the campaign exceed the $9.3 million raised during 2009.
“I strongly believe in the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley because of the unique role it fills in promoting changes that address the social and economic problems in our community,” says Gammon . “No other organization is as well equipped to promote partnerships that can meet this goal.”
United Way invests in more than 80 Lehigh Valley programs. These programs include emergency services, home visiting services for new mothers, pre-school education, afterschool activities and tutoring, Meals-on-Wheels services and exercise programs for older adults. Its COMPASS Community School partnership is linking 13 area schools with their communities in ways that are giving public education in the Lehigh Valley resources and support that is crucial during these tough economic times.
As Campaign Chair for the United Way, Sally Gammon  will lead 350 volunteer campaign coordinators and more than 600 area business partners in their fundraising efforts on behalf of your United Way.
Sally Gammon  will work directly with the Special Assistant to the President for Resource Development, John Diamant, formerly of Victaulic, and with Susan Gilmore, President of United Way.
“United Way will not rest until all children succeed in school, all families are self-sufficient, and no one, especially older adults, is isolated from our community. To make good on that promise, we must make this campaign the best ever,” says Gilmore.
Some of the innovations in this year’s campaign include;
• Sharing best practices in fundraising with all community workforce campaign teams
• Connecting workforce campaigns teams with COMPASS Community Schools
• Implementing a United Way Investments in Action plan that gives United Way donors a chance to see good things happening in United Way-invested programs
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is a nonprofit organization that serves Lehigh and Northampton counties. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done with a strong commitment to Results-Based Accountability and the measurement and reporting of results.