FOR RELEASE ON: Thursday, December 17, 2015
CONTACT: Tory Gillett
GORDINEER SELECTED FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP BODY OF UNITED WAYS
LOCAL UNITED WAY LEADER HELPS SHAPE WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION’S DIRECTION
Winston-Salem, NC (December 17, 2015)—Cindy Gordineer, President and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County, has been appointed to the National Professional Council (NPC) of United Ways, a select group of chief executive officers from across the country that focuses on identifying common challenges and solutions for the community-based member nonprofits. Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. Network President, appointed Gordineer to the group.
Gordineer was selected because of her outstanding leadership in our community and within the United Way network. She will join just a handful of local United Way executives who are helping advise United Way Worldwide in setting strategy and direction for nearly 1,200 United Ways across the U.S.
“Cindy understands the real value of United Way and is a champion of innovation and new ideas who will take a collaborative approach to helping strengthen our network at a national level,” Ms. Stewart said. “I’m excited to have her on our team.”
Since joining United Way of Forsyth County in August 2011, Gordineer has helped to evolve the local organization’s strategic vision, worked with partners to set metrics for community-wide outcomes, and developed the new placed-based strategy being implemented in the summer of 2016.
“The face of philanthropy is changing. We recognize that community challenges are complex and require non-profits to work collaboratively to create sustainable, measureable results. I’m honored to have been selected and look forward to being part of setting the course for the United Way network,” said Gordineer.
Gordineer will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2017. For more information about United Way of Forsyth County, please visit www.forsythunitedway.org.
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United Way of Forsyth County believes quality of life relies on three building blocks—education, financial stability, and health. All three are critical and interdependent to the collective success of our community. United Way of Forsyth County creates positive change in the community by aligning resources and strategic partners to achieve measurable, lasting results. We invest in improving student success and the high school graduation rate, increasing financial stability among lower-income individuals and families, broadening access to health care and prescription medications to the un- and under-insured, and providing critical assistance to those facing immediate crisis. Learn more about our work at www.forsythunitedway.org