Volunteers make our work possible, and we are fortunate to work with many qualified and creative professionals who make invaluable contributions of their time.
2018 Volunteer Leadership
Audit & Finance Committee
Treasurer: Debra Spesard, VP Commercial Baking Officer at Lafayette Bank and Trust
The Audit and Finance Committee provides oversight of the financial management of United Way of Greater Lafayette. The committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding matters involving the accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal control, investment, and compliance functions of United Way. The Audit and Finance Committee oversees the execution of subsequent decisions related to recommendations approved by the Board. The committee provides advice and counsel to the CEO and Finance Director when appropriate.
Community Investment Committee
Chair: Tommy Sors, Bindley BioScience Center, Purdue University
The Community Investment Committee (CIC) is a citizen review team made up of informed volunteers to oversee the investment of community resources raised from the United Way campaign into our participating organizations according to a Board approved process that balances financial oversight with social return on investment. Volunteers are recruited from business, public, human services, and relevant sectors to serve as members of the CIC. The committee is active the first half of the year culminating in a recommendation for funding from which the Board builds the campaign goal. The committee is divided into three panels, each associated with one of United Way’s impact areas of Education, Income and Health. Each panel reviews a select group of agencies that roughly fit in that impact area. The panel structure allows for more thorough review by committee members.
Labor Engagement Committee
Chair: Perry Schnarr, retired from Oerlikon Fairfield and UAW Local #2317
The mission of this committee is to help make United Way's annual fundraising campaign a success. This is accomplished by involving organized labor in a variety of educational and promotional efforts. This committee is made up primarily of representatives from industry, building trades and public service unions. The LPC's objectives, goals and activities are oriented towards increasing labor involvement with United Way. Three subcommittees are engaged in this effort including Campaign, Education, and Events work groups. The LPC meets on the second Thursday evening of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at United Way of Greater Lafayette.
Public Relations & Marketing Committee
Chair: Patrick Nycz - President & CEO of idc marketing
The Public Relations & Marketing Committee is charged with telling United Way of Greater Lafayette's story creatively and cohesively across various media channels throughout the entire year.
VolUNTEER ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Brenda S. Wallar, Director of Stewardship at -Purdue University
The Volunteer Engagement Committee assists in the planning and execution of United Way's multiple Day of Action events, Month of Caring, and volunteer recognition. This dedicated group of volunteers use their time, talents, and skills in efforts to making sustainable change in our community through volunteerism.