PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has kicked off its 2015-16 annual fundraising campaign. Bobby Keyes, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Holdings will serve as UWGPSNJ's regional campaign chair. He will work with the campaign vice chair, Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, and a team of more than 100 volunteers from the business and nonprofit sectors and communities throughout the region. The campaign leaders and members will drive philanthropic efforts and investments to support Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs during the campaign.
"Bobby's leadership is hands-on when it comes to improving our community," said Jim Cawley, president and CEO of UWGPSNJ. "In fact, he was honored with our prestigious 2013 United Way Volunteer of the Year Award in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We're thrilled he will be spearheading our campaign efforts this year."
"The energy, professionalism and commitment that both Bobby and Dan bring to this organization will help drive investments in our Impact Fund and deliver results that will change lives and strengthen communities across our region – one child, one adult and one family at a time," Cawley added.
Through the Impact Fund, UWGPSNJ combines the giving power of 100,000 donors and carefully manages these gifts to support the most effective local nonprofits and innovative new approaches to deliver measurable results. UWGPSNJ takes a holistic approach to improve Education, Financial Stability and Health, and make sure people can meet their most basic needs – food, shelter and safety.
"For many years, United Way has been my philanthropic partner because I know that they work to connect community members in need with access to the opportunities and resources it takes to build a brighter future," said Keyes. "As the new campaign chair, I'm excited to become even more involved in this movement to transform lives, together. That's the only way we can make lasting Impact happen."
UWGPSNJ would also like to thank the following volunteers from around the region that will lead campaign efforts in local communities:
- Rick S. Mazer, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City - Atlantic/Cape May Counties
- Karl Eckstrom, Fulton Bank of New Jersey- Burlington County
- Joseph Tredinnick, TD Bank, N.A. - Camden County
- Tom Merighi, Jr., Merighi's Savoy Inn - Cumberland County
- James E. Turner, Chester Water Authority - Delaware County
UWGPSNJ's annual campaign helps connect donors with philanthropic investment opportunities. Contributions to United Way's Impact Fund ensure children get a quality education from cradle to career; adults develop skills to earn more and save more; children, adults and seniors can live healthier, more active lifestyles; and our neighbors get the support they need in times of crisis. For more information about UWGPSNJ, its Impact agenda, or the workplace campaign, visit www.UnitedForImpact.org.
SOURCE United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey