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.
* indicates United Way Board Members
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, Retired
Bill Bell - Amplifier
Sandy Klitzing - Illinois State University, Retired
Wynne Korr- University of Illinois, Retired
Carla McCowan - University of Illinois
Sheri McKiernan* - St. John's Newman Center
Sara Olson - Carle
Carolyn Petersen - Community Volunteer
Andy Quarnstrom* - Champaign Firefighters Local 1260
Ross Richards - University of Illinois Foundation
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.
Lisa Rector*, Keller Williams
Kayla Banks, Carle
Pam Bigler - Carle
Joe Guyette - Heyl Royster
Chip Jorstad - Busey
Tracy Parish - University of Illinois, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sarah Zehr*, University of Illinois Office of the Executive Vice President fo Academic Affairs
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
Shandra Summerville - Champaign County Mental Health Board
Women United Committee
Mobilizing women to engage with United Way for progress and community change.
Christy Arnold - Westchester Group Investment Management
Gianina Baker - University of Illinois Education / NILOA
Cynthia Bruno - Miss Market
Deanna Capel - Busey Bank
Deidra Dame - Community Member
Meg Edwards - University of Illinois
Carrie Eisenmenger* - Northwestern Mutual
Theresa Green - Carle
Brenna Kelley-Freiburger - Carle
Bridgett Laird - RE/Max Realty Assoc.
Jacque Schweighart - UI Foundation
Brittany Simon - Carle
Brooke Starks - Meyer Capel
ECL at Illinois
Provides guidance and support for the ECL at Illinois program.