United Way announces campaign goal, hiring ‘campaign coordinator’ as search for executive director continues


Amid internal changes in the United Way of Knox County, the non-profit will be hiring a part-time position to handle their campaign efforts this year.

United Way Board of Directors President Robby Dunn says they are in the process of a hiring a “campaign coordinator” to “communicate with donors and partner agencies” for the 2017 campaign. 

UWKC will also shoot for the same $350,000 goal this year, despite falling $44,000 short last year. Dunn tells WGIL though the campaign is important, the community agency is focusing more on long term goals right now.

“We’re more concerned about the future and sustainability of our organization,” Dunn says. “Making sure that we are able to fulfill both our strategic plan internally, and as well as what United Way worldwide is looking for and also our communities needs.”

Part of that future includes finding a new executive director, following the departure of former executive director Ann Tucker-Lockhart in August.

“We are going to have another executive director,” Dunn says. “However, our emphasis on a board is going to be that we take the time to find the correct person to lead us.”

Dunn adds that there is no timetable on when a new executive director might be chosen.

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