Leaders of our local Boys and Girls Club are joining forces to serve as United Way of Washington County’s 2023 campaign co-chairs.
Jay Fisher: Boys & Girls Club
Jay Shambeau: City of West Bend
Robb Steiner: Steiner Electric
Sarah Szukalski: Jeff’s Spirits on Main
Kelly Tighe: West Bend Mutual Insurance
Steve Volkert: City of Hartford
“The United Way and its partner agencies are critical to Washington County,” states Robb Steiner, board member of Boys and Girls Club and 2023 United Way campaign co-chair. “The funding United Way provides each year to the Boys and Girls Club enables more focus on programming and helping kids verses administering more fundraisers. It is a very important source of funding.”
“The Boys and Girls Club continues to see more kids and their families asking for additional assistance and we can’t help them alone. We recognize the need for a variety of nonprofit programming,” explains Jay Fisher, executive director of Boys and Girls Club of Washington County and 2023 United Way campaign co-chair.
“Leaders at the Boys & Girls Club agreed to chair this year’s United Way campaign because we want to do our part to help raise the necessary resources to ensure funding for all the United Way funded nonprofits,” states Steiner.
This year’s collaborative team is looking to continue to build on United Way’s positive campaign results to help even more individuals and families in Washington County. As the campaign chair team, they plan to continue to increase awareness of the importance of community programs and encourage new and past donors to contribute to the campaign. Last year’s campaign brought back nearly 700 donors that did not renew during the pandemic. United Way continues to focus on rebuilding its donor base.
Last year, United Way of Washington County raised over $1.87M and mobilized 20 community partners to help residents in need. Part of the campaign focused on raising and investing over $200,000 to provide new mental health counseling services to youth in Washington County.
“We are excited to once again have a team that is united to help local individuals and families in need,” said Kristin Brandner, CEO of United Way of Washington County. “As leaders of the Boys and Girls Club, which receives funding from United Way annually, they see firsthand the importance of community support now and into the future to sustain our nonprofit organizations. This is another team of strong advocates that are ready to challenge and inspire others to step up and help.”
The 2023 United Way campaign begins this fall. Community volunteers help raise and then distribute the funds to support local programs that measurably improve residents’ education, financial stability and health. “It’s an honor to chair this year’s campaign with my board members,” concludes Fisher.
View a message from the 2023 Campaign Co-Chair team.