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Jerry Wolfgang named United Way board chair

by jmaloni
Sat, Apr 14th 2012 07:00 am

The United Way of Greater Niagara recently elected officers and members of its board of directors for 2012 at its annual meeting.

Jerald Wolfgang, of the WNY Regional Education Center for Economic Development, will lead the consolidated organization into its third year, serving as the board chairman. Joining Wolfgang as officers are: Michelle Bradley, superintendent of the Lockport City School District, vice chair; Kathy Muir, Briody Healthcare, treasurer; and Jeff Eddy, National Grid, secretary.

The board also elected the following members to serve three-year terms: Renita DiStefano, Seneca Gaming Corporation; Joanne Shippley, Merrill Lynch; Andy Touma, North Tonawanda City School District; and Thomas Vogt, Treibacher, United Steel Workers.

Also named to three year terms were Wolfgang; Bradley; Daria Sterner, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara; Marilyn Lojek, Niagara Falls School District retiree; Beverly Maziarz, New York State Supreme Court; and Patricia George, attorney.

The United Way of Greater Niagara was formed in 2010 through the consolidation of the former United Way of Niagara and the former Eastern Niagara United Way. The organization provides support to more than 20 non-profit agencies and 75 programs across Niagara County. More than 80,000 throughout Niagara County benefit from United Way-funded programs and services each year.

A volunteer-driven agency, the United Way of Greater Niagara is committed to making Niagara County a healthier and stronger community. For more information, contact the United Way of Greater Niagara at 285-8461 or at 434-1190, or visit www.uwgn.org.

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