Greg Milby, Operations Manager of WQXE Radio, has been named Chair of the 2015 Campaign for United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK).
Last year, UWCK continued a history of record fundraising campaigns with $1,277,637 pledged by local individuals and businesses for a total of $5.6 million raised since 2010. Milby will lead a team of hundreds of volunteers, including UWCK Board members, United Way Fellows, and Workplace Campaign Managers in a community-wide effort to increase giving across the region of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties.
“People in our community love to make a difference, some are just unsure on how to do that,” said Milby. “United Way is a very efficient and effective way of improving our community, and once more leaders learn how UWCK and its partner programs fulfill over 90,000 requests for services each year, the decision to get involved will be an easy one.”
When Greg Milby is not camping or participating in fitness events, he is hosting the “Greg & Hollie Morning Show” on Quicksie 98.3 radio. Milby, his wife Jennifer, and two sons, Gavin and Garrett, “LIVE UNITED” by volunteering at United Way sponsored agencies. Greg Milby brings over 20 years of marketing and leadership experience to the 2015 United Way campaign.
Greg Milby will build on the past success of former Campaign Chairs including Jim Rachlin, Dennis Johnson, Scott Guenther, Marilyn Ford, Greg Pawley, and Nannette Johnston.
UWCK’s campaign will kick off publicly at the Sept. 9 Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, although many business and individuals have already begun pledging their support. Pacesetter Companies including First Citizens Bank, Citizens Union Bank, and Mouser Cabinetry will join over 125 of the region’s leading businesses in supporting UWCK.
Over the coming months, Greg Milby and UWCK volunteers will be reaching out to business leaders to secure commitments to run workplace giving campaigns so that more people can be asked and have an easy and convenient way to give. Many workplaces offer a payroll deduction option for employees or contribute corporate gifts that align with their business’s social responsibility goals. Individuals who are not part of a workplace campaign can also give through a one-time or recurring gift of cash, check, credit card payment, or investment of appreciated securities.
“We look forward to finding new ways to engage people in the work of their local United Way, whether they are self-employed, small business owners, stay-at-home moms, retired, or part one of the region’s largest companies,” said UWCK President & CEO Megan Stith. “We customize our approach to anyone who wants to get involved in creating more opportunities for our neighbors in need to move to self-sufficiency.”
To learn more about how you or your business can become part of the UWCK network, contact Stith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-737-6608.