Big accomplishments & even bigger hearts
Praise for my campaign team
Hardworking, passionate, smart, committed, selfless–the list of praise goes on and on when I think about my staff here at United Way. This time of year is known as the “busy” season, when the bulk of our workplace giving campaigns are in full swing. As you can imagine, things can get pretty hectic when you are juggling a multitude of different and crucially important relationships, presentations, and events and tasks, but somehow this team of professionals don’t seem to mind.
That’s because they are selfless and they care. They care about their work; they care about the companies and nonprofits that we partner with; they care about our organizational mission. But perhaps most importantly, they simply care a great deal about the health and well-being of this community.
Collectively, the campaign team here at your local United Way raises literally millions of dollars that support a variety of important causes. It‘s impossible to quantify the multitude of lives that they have touched through their work at United Way but it is immense and probably a lot more than they realize. They’ve had a hand in helping young children read at grade level, getting them on track to graduate from high school. They have been able to help foster youth be more prepared as they emancipate from the system. They have raised funds to help combat childhood obesity so that more local kids can live longer and healthier lives.They have done so much more that it would be impossible to name them all.
This holiday season I am thankful for many things– my family, friends, health and an extraordinary staff that have really big hearts.
Andrew Sheehy is the Senior Vice President of Resource Development at United Way California Capital Region.