We are grateful for the more than 100 volunteers that give back to the community by serving on United Way committees. They are crucial to our mission and success!
If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, give us a call at 217-352-5151 to talk about a potential match for your unique skills.
Oversees the fiscal health of our organization, including our budget, audit, and tax filings.
Michael Vittone, CliftonLarsonAllen – Board Treasurer
Jackie Hohn, SURS
Frank Johnston, Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.
John Kluth, CCMSI
Charlie Osborne, BankChampaign, N.A.
Mark Wisniewski, Busey
Community Impact Committee
Oversees the organization's Grant processes and monitors community conditions.
Caitlin Drake - Busey
Jean Algee - City of Champaign
Deidra Almaroad - Women United
Bill Bell - Amplifier
Mark Driscoll – Champaign County Mental Health Board and Developmental Disabilities Board
Sandy Klitzing - Illinois State University, Retired
Wynne Korr- University of Illinois, Retired
Carla McCowan - University of Illinois
Sheri McKiernan* - Community Volunteer
Sara Olson - Carle
Carolyn Petersen - Community Volunteer
Ross Richards - University of Illinois Foundation
Dr. Blair Rowitz* - Carle
Jenn Smist - University of Illinois
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Resource Development Committee
Works to grow our annual fundraising campaign and build a deep connection with our supporters.
Sarah Zehr, University of Illinois Office of the Executive Vice President fo Academic Affairs
Kayla Banks, Carle
Leanne Barnhart - Win-Win Philanthropic Advising
Brian Barnhart - News-Gazette
Pam Bigler - Carle
Joe Guyette - Heyl Royster
Barb Harrington - Community Member
Wade Hoey - Martin Hood
Chip Jorstad - Busey
Tracy Parish - University of Illinois, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dawn VanBuskirk - The McDonald Group
Scott Williamson - Community Member
Emerging Community Leaders Advisory Committee
Oversees the Emerging Community Leaders program and ECL alumni engagement.
Sophie Becker, Community Member
Ryan Holmes, University of Illinois
Andrew Hohn, University of Illinois
Kara Johnson - University of Illinois
Jhane Reifsteck - Reifsteck Reid
Betsy Rodriquez, University of Illinois
Bryan Snodgrass - Busey
Shandra Summerville - Champaign County Mental Health Board
Women United Committee
Mobilizing women to engage with United Way for progress and community change.
Deidra Almaroad - Community Member
Gianina Baker - University of Illinois College of Education
Kayla Banks - Carle
Julie Dorner – CORE Spaces
Meg Edwards - University of Illinois School of Information Science
Carrie Eisenmenger - Northwestern Mutual
Theresa Green - Carle
Jacque Schweighart - University of Illinois Foundation
Brooke Starks - Meyer Capel
Stephanie Stuart - Parkland College