United Way of Southern Chester County Approves Allocations to Local Nonprofits

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA —  United Way of Southern Chester County (UWSCC) announced it will distribute $750,000 to 30 vital programs (delivered by 23 local non-profit organizations throughout Southern Chester County).

Funding will help diverse segments of the population in our region, including childcare services, after-school programming, services for the aging, food cupboard support, and services for developmentally disabled, individuals and families.

At the beginning of the year, local organizations submitted funding proposals to United Way of Southern Chester County for their most effective programs serving the people of the region. The UWSCC’s Volunteer Allocation Panelists worked diligently to review those proposals and determine funding. It was a competitive process and this year, every request received funding.

“It is vital for us to fulfill our ongoing commitment to our partner agencies. We’re determined to provide funding year after year, no matter what financial and economic conditions prevail in our service area. We are thankful to the people of Southern Chester County, the workplaces, small businesses, and corporations that understand the urgency of responding to the needs of the less fortunate. Every time a donation is made, our reach grows, and we can improve more lives throughout our community. “

On May 17, 2023, UWSCC held its Annual Meeting to officially reveal the programs that will be funded in 2023-2024.  The Board of Directors installed four new members and celebrated those whose terms have ended.

“I am excited to welcome our newest directors to the board,” said CEO, Terry R. Vodery. “Each Board member brings a unique perspective and passion to our mission that will collectively build upon our foundational work as we position United Way of Southern Chester County for the future.”

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Remarking on the new directors, Vodery shared, “I am delighted to welcome this distinguished group of individuals and look forward to serving with them in the coming years. We have diligently ensured our Board of Directors reflects a broad diversity of expertise and experience that will guide us into a future of meaningful service and growth.”

The Board Members below began their three-year terms with United Way Worldwide effective May 17, 2023:

  • Tina Kravetz – Retired Associate Director, HR Business Partner – Merck and Co.
  • Soyica White – Workforce Development Professional
  • Belinda Harvey – Event Manager, Marketing Services – W.L Gore and Associates
  • Jerry Poe – President and CEO – POEtential Unlimited LLC

The Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors also marked the conclusion of two members’ service:

  • Mary Kay Gaver -Attorney, MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • Jesse Noa – Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

“We also want to recognize and thank those dedicated Board members whose service has come to an end. They served with dedication, consistently meeting challenges with thoughtful solutions and an unwavering commitment to our mission.”

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