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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Davis Returns to UW as Executive Director

Mandi Wilton Davis has been named Executive Director for the United Way of the Bradford Area, according to Vonda Reese, president of the United Way board of directors. The announcement was made on Tuesday December 18, 2012.

“The Personnel Committee, as well the members of the Executive Board, have spent the past several weeks in performing a search, conducting interviews, and ultimately arriving at this decision regarding the new Executive Director,” states Reese. “The Board has full confidence in Mandi’s ability to lead the United Way of the Bradford Area, hopefully for many years to come.”

Davis, who previously worked for the United Way from 2004 to 2010, will serve as chief executive officer in organizing the annual fundraising campaign, including the development of a plan with a campaign budget, goal, procedures and timeline; implementing the operational budget and policies; maintaining strong relationships with community leaders, agency representatives and donors; developing annual marketing strategies; supervising staff and volunteers; providing leadership for the Board of Directors and committees with community planning and fundraising efforts; and assisting with the annual request for proposals submission and award process.

“I am proud to be returning to the United Way, and I’m looking forward to serving the organization and the community in this new capacity,” said Davis. “The United Way has been a part of who I am for many years, and I’m excited to work the Board of Directors, Cara (Costik, Community Relations Specialist), volunteers, and with all of the funded agencies to ensure continued success and growth of their programs and services.”

In November 2012, Megan R. Minich resigned her position as Executive Director. Minich had been in the position since June 2011. Davis will take over the responsibilities in January 2013.

Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University in 2003. She resides in Bradford with her husband, Mark, and their children, Austen and Maranda.

“I’m so appreciative to be part of such a generous community,” said Davis. “This is my hometown - this is where my husband and I were raised, and where our children are being raised.”

United Way is in the process of closing out the 2012 - 2013 campaign: LIVE UNITED, having raised 99% of the $330,000 goal.

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