United Way of St. Charles Selects 2017 Campaign Leaders
Representatives from Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex, Dow St. Charles Operations, Beaed of Louisiana, and Child Advocacy Services are serving as chairpersons for the 2017 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.
This year’s Co-chairs are Brett Woltjen, General Manager of Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex, Johnny Chavez Jr., Site Director of Dow St. Charles Operations, Jodie Doucet, General Manager of Beaed of Louisiana, and Angela Golden, Prevention Services Coordinator for Child Advocacy Services.
"I am honored to represent Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex as the Co-chair for the 2017 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign,” stated General Manager Brett Woltjen. “With our Shell pecten now proudly displayed back on our facility, we are continuing our legacy of dedication and giving back to this community which has supported us in so many ways over the last 85+ years.”
United Way of St. Charles conducts a fundraising campaign every fall to develop resources that help support agencies and programs providing direct services in St. Charles Parish. The United Way Campaign is held during the months of August through December.
“I am very proud to be selected as a Co-chair for this year’s United Way of St. Charles campaign. I am a longtime supporter and contributor to the United Way,” stated Johnny Chavez Jr. of Dow St. Charles Operations. “It is not enough for me to be a part of a great company doing business in St. Charles Parish, I want to be a part of our community. This is one way I have to do that and cherish the opportunity. Our site had a record breaking year last year for overall contributions to the United Way, yet we are not satisfied, we want to do even better in 2017. In the role of Co-chair I hope to be able to share a lot of our best practices with other companies such that our community benefits even more.”
The United Way of St. Charles campaign officially kicks off with the 2017 Battle for the Paddle Gumbo & Jambalaya Cook-off on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. The popular event is relocating for 2017 to the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center in Luling and is open to the public.
“I am very humbled and excited to be a Co-chair of the 2017 United Way Campaign. It is an honor to help serve the residents of our community in this very worthwhile endeavor,” stated Jodie Doucet of Beaed of Louisiana. “During my career, I've had the pleasure of working with several United Way campaigns in different parts of the country. In my experience, St. Charles Parish contributors, partner agencies and participants are the most generous and appreciative of any! We look forward to enjoying another exceptional campaign which will allow our local United Way to continue its outstanding work.”
The funds raised through the 2017-2018 United Way of St. Charles campaign will provide support to 30 Partner Agencies and over 100 programs directly impacting the residents of St. Charles Parish.
"I am thrilled to partner with United Way of St. Charles as a 2017 Campaign Co-chair. I feel great responsibility to represent the amazing work that UWSC has done and continues to do in the community. As an employee of a partner agency, I have seen firsthand the impact of their programs and use of contributions to benefit the community,” stated Angela Golden of Child Advocacy Services. “Programs like Get Fit United, events like the annual Youth Rally and more continue to show how dedicated UWSC is to building and empowering people and families in St. Charles Parish. It is such a privilege to be a part of this campaign season as a representative of Child Advocacy Services and United Way of St. Charles. It is my hope to advocate for recipients and ensure donors are confident in the transparent use of their donations."
United Way of St. Charles is a nonprofit organization that works to create lasting changes in St. Charles Parish by funding agencies and developing programs that target education, income and health.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. For more information about United Way of St. Charles or to hold a campaign at your business, call 985-331-9063 or visit www.uwaysc.org.
United Way of St. Charles has been working to improve lives in St. Charles Parish since 1955. Driven by a mission to lead and unite the community in providing a program of comprehensive, efficient and effective health and human services, United Way of St. Charles is committed to delivering lasting changes in the areas of education, income and health. United Way of St. Charles is proud to provide over $3.2 million in annual funding to 30 local agencies and over 100 programs in St. Charles Parish. For more information, please visit uwaysc.org and follow us on Facebook.