United Way, serving Genesee and Shiawassee counties
In 2014, Jamie’s United Way Chapter played a significant role in addressing the problem of lead in the water of thousands of Flint’s residents. It was an issue unlike any the United Way had ever faced. Despite obstacles and setbacks, the organization stepped in to tackle it because fighting for the health of every resident of Genesee and Shiawassee Counties is a large part of its mission.
Other areas of focus are education, financial stability and basic needs. The United Way serves county residents by raising the funds needed to support these focus areas and works with partners to surround children, individuals and families with the resources they need to succeed at all stages of their lives. The United Way also funds over 150 programs that leverage more than $15 million back into the community.
Jamie’s significant management experience benefits these initiatives. For more than 17 years, he worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America throughout the Midwestern United States. He has also been recognized nationally for his work. Jamie was featured in an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy in September 2008, received The Peacemaker of the Year Award for his work at the Boys & Girls Club in October of 2014, and has served as a Rotarian for more than 20 years.
To learn more about this dedicated community organization, visit www.unitedwaygenesee.org.