Committee Members

We are grateful for the more than 100 volunteers that give back to the community by serving on United Way committees. They are crucial to our mission and success! If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, give us a call at 217-352-5151 to talk about a potential match for your unique skills.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Oversees the fiscal health of our organization, including our budget, audit and tax filings.

COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITTEE

Oversees the organization's Impact Grant process and monitors community conditions.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Works to grow our annual fundraising campaign and build a deep connection with our supporters.

ECL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Oversees the Emerging Community Leaders program and ECL alumni engagement.

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Ensures our organization is communicating effectively with our donors and the community.

WOMEN UNITED COMMITTEE

Mobilizing women to engage with United Way for progress and community change.

 

Finance Committee

Julie Shapland, University of Illinois - Chair

Sharon Allen, Sterling Wealth Management

Frank Johnston, Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

Charlie Osborne, BankChampaign, N.A.

Michael Vittone, CliftonLarsonAllen

 

Community Impact Committee

Chair

Bill Bell* – University of Illinois, College of Engineering

 

Deidra Almaroad - Community Member

Caitlin Drake – Busey Bank

Mark Driscoll – Champaign County Mental Health Board and Developmental Disabilities Board

John Humlicek - University of Illinois

Sandy Klitzing - Illinois State University, Retired

Wynne Korr- University of Illinois

Carla McCowan* - University of Illinois

Sheri McKiernan - OSF Healthcare

Sara Olson - University of Illinois

Carolyn Petersen - Community Volunteer

Denise Poindexter - University of Illinois

Blair Rowitz* - Carle

Jenn Smist - University of Illinois

Kerri Wiman – City of Champaign

 

* Indicates UWCC Board Member

Staff:

Sue Grey- President & CEO

Beverley Baker- Director, Community Impact

Amy Huang - Community Impact Associate

 

Resource Development Committee

Greg Anderson, Chair

Workplace Campaigns Division

Greg Anderson, U of I Employees Credit Union

Pam Bigler, Carle Foundation Hospital

Brian Holding, Human Kinetics

Pat Kovar, Community Member

John Olson, Federal Companies

Andy Quarnstrom, Champaign Firefighters and Champaign Township Supervisior

Rush Record, Champaign County CASA

Sarah Zehr, University of Illinois, Office of Public Engagement

 

Emerging Community Leaders Advisory Committee 

 

John Olson, UWCC Board Representative - Federal Companies 

Ross Richards - University of Illionis Foundation

Charlee Lin- Busey Wealth Management

Bryan Snodgras - Busey

Cayla Waters, University of Illinois

Jill Wilberg, University of Illinois

 

Marketing Committee

Cynthia Bruno, Co-Chair - Busey

Dave Wetherell, Co-Chair - Cozad Asset Management

 

Women United Committee

Co-Chairs

Deidra Almaroad, Gianina Baker and Carrie Eisenmenger

Steering Committee Members

Kayla Banks

Julie Dorner

Theresa Green

Jacque Schweighart

Brooke Starks

Stephanie Stuart