My involvement with United Way stems back more than 20 years, when LSI was looking for a way to better support the community—to build something to tie the company to the community. A small team was tasked with identifying opportunities and proposing recommendations. Reflecting back, it’s not a coincidence that United Way was presented as the best option for building a partnership in community giving.
Our first corporate campaign was nothing short of a success, with 100 percent participation and the highest per capita giving to United Way in Davis County. When these results were replicated the following year, I found myself on the receiving end of an eager invitation to join the United Way board!
What has drawn me to United Way, and what keeps this partnership energizing decades later, can be summed up in a word—innovation. United Way of Salt Lake has been at the forefront of efforts to address systemic social issues in our community in a more fundamental and effective away, and to execute best practices with better-leveraged resources to truly change the odds.
The essence of United Way is improving individual lives and building stronger communities. I’m honored to serve, and I look forward to what we can collectively accomplish over the next 20 years!