UNITED WAY OF MADISON COUNTY NAMES 2017 CAMPAIGN CHAIR

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Beth Tharp, president and CEO of Community Hospital Anderson, will serve as Campaign Chair for the 2017 United Way campaign in Madison County.

Tharp, a longtime supporter and advocate for United Way, has served on its Board of Directors since 2013.  During her time on the board, she has been a member of the community impact, strategic fundraising and governance committees. She also serves as secretary of the board.

“Beth has the great ability to bring people together and inspire them to take an active role in meeting the needs of our community,” said Nancy Vaughan, president of United Way of Madison County. “She’s exactly what we need in leadership of our campaign this year.”

With this year’s campaign, United Way is striving for growth not just in money raised but also in the number of advocates and volunteers working on behalf of the community.

“United Way has always been about the power of what can be accomplished in our community when we work together with a shared goal. The annual campaign is about raising money but that is only the means to helping as many families as possible who are in crisis,” shared Kim Williams, Vice President for Resource Development for United Way of Madison County. “

Tharp grew up in Anderson, graduated from Anderson High School and received her RN and MBA degrees from Anderson University. Tharp has worked her entire career at Community Anderson and she is very passionate about their mission of caring and compassion. 

“For me, the call to actively serve the community with care and compassion is personal. As Campaign Chair I will have the privilege to inspire others to become engaged with United Way and give to programs and services that improve the overall quality of life in Madison County, and it will help those most in need of our support,” shared Tharp.

Tharp will lead the organization’s campaign with the support of United Way’s volunteer campaign cabinet lead by Division Chairs Noah Rosen of Kleenco, Brett Spangler of Innovative Small Business Solutions and Obadiah Smith, past campaign chair and Lieutenant Colonel serving as chaplain at Grissom Air Force Base.   

The 2017 United Way campaign will officially begin in late August. At that time, United Way will announce its goal for this year’s campaign. Last year’s campaign raised nearly $800,000 to support local effort to help families become financially stable. 

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THIS YEAR'S CAMPAIGN?

Those interested in serving as a fundraising volunteer on this year’s campaign, are invited to a Volunteer Interest meeting Tuesday, May 16 at Anderson Country Club from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. RSVP to k.williams@unitedwaymadisonco.org