Seeing Investment in Action! Leadership Circle Members Visit Granger Elementary

drew-martinezby Drew Martinez
Senior Leadership Giving Director

Leadership Circle members are business, government, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders who have answered the call to become community leaders! These individuals and couples invest $1,500 or more annually in United Way of Salt Lake, and engage in our community through social, networking, and volunteer events.

A few of these members and their friends attended a site visit at Granger Elementary Community School, where they witnessed, first-hand, how their generous support helps change the odds for kids in our community.

IMG_1377Here is what a few Leadership Circle members had to say about their experience! 

“My name is Jackie Francis and I work for Zions Bank. I recently attended a site visit at Granger Elementary in West Valley City. This outing was of particular interest to me for several reasons. First, my parents have been crossing guards at Granger Elementary for many years. They tell us stories about the kids and recognize some of the challenges these kids face. The language barrier is a prominent one, as observed when some of the parents walk their children to school. The parents do not speak English and the child interprets for them. My dad enjoys talking with people and can see how language presents a challenge. Secondly, I grew up in the area and still live close by. I want these children to have the best possible educational experience, and the services provided by United Way are making that a reality.

I have worked for Zions Bank for over 25 years. The bank is a huge proponent of giving back to the community. I have contributed to United Way for most of my banking career and recently have been able to join the Leadership Circle and Women’s Leadership Council. These groups will provide additional opportunities for me to donate time to United Way, not just money.”

– Jackie Francis, Vice President, Treasury Management

“How can we not be inspired by Tim’s Coray (Granger Elementary Community School Coordinator) great work at Granger Elementary!? There are so many details, from library bar codes to graffiti-proof walls, that combine to make a huge difference in the community. Collective Impact indeed. Congratulations United Way! “

– Sheri Doyle Martinez, Director, Supply Chain Management

To learn more about this amazing group of community leaders and how they engage in our community, visit our website or contact Drew Martinez at drew@uw.org.

Granger Elementary Students

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