Tyrone Thomas, Plant Manager for NTN Driveshaft Anderson will serve as Campaign Chair for the 2020 United Way campaign in Madison County and Middletown.
Thomas, a dedicated supporter, and advocate for United Way, has served on its Board of Directors since 2018. Since joining the board, he has served on the campaign cabinet and lead the campaign manufacturing team last year. He serves as the Chair of United Way’s Strategic Fundraising committee and is a member of the organization’s Governance committee. Thomas was named United Way’s Campaign Volunteer of the Year in 2019 and was instrumental in NTN Driveshaft being named as “Best New Campaign” in 2018 and the “Spirit of United Way” award winner in 2020.
“Tyrone is a true advocate of service above self and is deeply committed to this community and United Way. He sees it as his personal mission to challenge others, individuals and businesses alike, to give back locally. He is innovative, bold and inspiring – key strengths for championing this year’s campaign in the midst of COVID,” said Nancy Vaughan, president of United Way of Madison County.
This year’s campaign will find new ways to connect with the community and donors digitally. There will be a focus on reaching out to leadership donors personally to share the impact of their gifts and invite them to help with efforts to meet the financial challenges of this year.
“This year has been a huge struggle for so many in the community, and the role of United Way has never been more critical. The challenges created by COVID are ones we will only overcome by coming together as a community and supporting efforts that help us recover and rebuild. Efforts like United Way’s COVID Relief Fund, the THRIVE Network and support for our local safety net,” shared Thomas. “Making sure we do all that we can to raise the funds needed is a charge I’m honored to lead.”
The 2020 United Way campaign will officially begin October 1st with United Way’s 2nd Virtual Campaign Kick-off event.
Thomas is active in the Madison County community. In addition to serving of United Way’s Board of Directors, he is part of the Anderson Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Board, Anderson Rotary Club member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Indianapolis Alumni member, and Anderson Manufacturer’s Roundtable Member.
Tyrone served in the United States Army from 1995-1999 as a Medical Non-commissioned Officer. He also represented our country in Operation Desert Thunder and has received 3 Army Commendation medals. He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering. He has been married to his wife Nicole for 27 years and has 4 children. He is an avid sports guy and enjoys playing golf and coaching soccer and track and field with his daughters.