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June 4, 2014

Valley United Way boss to call it quits

SUNBURY — Keri Albright, under whose leadership the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way raised almost $8 million in 11 years, announced late Wednesday afternoon she will resign as president and CEO of the organization by June 30, 2015.

In her letter to the board of directors, Albright highlighted the accomplishments of the organization over her tenure and stated that she was proud of all the work the United Way was doing to improve the lives of Valley residents.

Since 2003, the United Way shifted from a purely fundraising organization to one that supports efforts that demonstrate they make positive, measurable differences in the community.

“It is my hope that United Way will build on the solid foundation we have today,” Albright said. “This organization is a great vehicle for innovation so that our community focuses on chipping away barriers that prevent individuals and families from living whole and productive lives.

“I feel very proud of how far our organization has come in terms of community impact. I’m honored to have been entrusted with leading our local United Way. I am the biggest fan of our mission.”

Other initiatives undertaken by the United Way under Albright:

  • Efforts to launch five Impact Councils, which have quadrupled the number of volunteers regularly engaged in the work of United Way;
  • “Nice Never Hurts,” an awareness campaign to teach bullying prevention in early education;
  • An Early Learning Investment Committee, which lobbies for support on behalf of young learners;
  • A six-county North Central PA Public Transportation task force;

“Keri has led and transitioned our United Way to become an ‘impact organization,’ providing assurance that the money we are investing is directed to the needs of the community and at solutions that can be measured,” said Eric Rowe, United Way board chairman. “Keri brought passion and energy to the ... United Way.”

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