United Way President Lori Tate Announces Resignati
08/22/2012August 22, 2012
United Way President Announces Resignation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kokomo, IN, August 21, 2012/Press Release/ --United Way of Howard County today announced the resignation of President Lori Tate. She will oversee United Way operations until February 2013. United Way has initiated a search for a new president.
"I'm excited about the future direction of United Way. I'm also excited to pursue other endeavors. It has been an honor to work and serve as President of United Way of Howard County. Six months ago, during a staff retreat, I listened as the United Way staff reported their love of their jobs. This confirmed to me the state of United Way and the capable people entrusted to carry on the good works. The foundations of United Way Board of Directors,, Community Partners, volunteers and donors are sound, strong and stable, the timing is right" said Tate.
During Tate's 22 year tenure at United Way, she was able to change the face of United Way through the following initiatives: The accreditation of 2-1-1 United Way of Howard County and increasing 2-1-1's service area from one county to four, revamping the fund distribution process, coordinating the Food Pantry Network, establishing 4Community and The Big Table, initiating free online VITA sites and Bank On. Tate grew up in Howard County and has been a resident most of her life.
Her resignation date coincides with the completion of the 2012 I Give Because I Care, Because I Care I Give Campaign lead by Marilyn Skinner, Campaign Chairman.
United Way's Campaign kicks off September 1. "I'm thrilled that Lori Tate will be able to oversee this campaign to the end. It will make the success of the campaign so much more important being her last," said Skinner.
Laura Sheets United Way Board Chairman has initiated a committee to search for a successor. "We are grateful for all the important work Lori Tate accomplished both for United Way and our community. She led us gracefully through a recession allowing doors of United Way funded agencies to remain open. She has reached out to community partners and built strong collaborations. I know she is excited for the next chapter of her life to begin. We will miss the commitment and passion she brought to United Way and we wish her the best of luck," said Sheets.
United Way is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that seeks and addresses the root causes of key issues, is accountable for stewardship of resources and is accountable for short-term and long-term results.
United Way of Howard County supports the following agencies: American Red Cross, Bona Vista, Boy Scouts of American, Carver Center, CASA, Family Service Association, Food Finders Food Bank, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, 2-1-1 United Way of Howard County, Literacy Coalition, Mental Health Association, Project Access, The Salvation Army, Samaritan Caregivers, Visiting Nurse Service, YMCA.