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Marketing Director accepted to LEAD Program

United Way of York County Marketing Director accepted to worldwide leadership program

September 30, 2020 —

United Way of York County is pleased to share that Marketing Director Sarah Chain has been selected to participate in United Way Worldwide’s Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) Program.

This leadership program is designed to identify United Way employees with the highest performance and potential to achieve excellence for their organization and its mission. The year-long curriculum provides learning and leadership development to nurture skill development, networking, and knowledge share, with dedicated support for career growth within the United Way Network.

“United Way of York County is proud that Sarah was chosen to be a member of this year’s LEAD program,” said Anne Druck, President of United Way of York County. “Sarah is a valued professional with our organization, and it is leaders like her who will advance our organization to support our community at a time when it is needed most.”

Selection for the LEAD Program is based on performance, potential and core competencies.

Applications for the program come from the worldwide network of 12,850 people and is open to those working across all departments and groups. This program is available to all high potential and high performing participants each year. 

“Leadership development is critical for building the pipeline of future leaders for the global United Way network,” said Amy Dinofrio, Vice-President of People Strategies, Talent and Board Engagement at United Way Worldwide. “Identifying high-performing and high-potential employees enables us to build a culture of top-performing talent and ensures we will continue to effectively serve the unmet needs of every person in every community.”

The 2020 LEAD Program runs from August 2020 to July 2021 and requires participants to take part in a monthly webinar series.


About United Way of York County

For over 99 years, United Way of York County has worked in the York County community to improve people’s lives. It began as The York Welfare Federation, an organization that raised funds on behalf of 17 member agencies.  Today, as United Way of York County, the mission of raising community funds remains the same, but the strategies have broadened in order to meet the growing and changing needs of people living in York County.

United Way has adapted over the years and now collaborates with other public and private organizations to engage the community in addressing the complex issues facing York County. By developing initiatives that get at the root causes of these issues, United Way and its partners find solutions and fund programs that improve the lives of 1 in 4 people in York County. Through gifts to the Community Fund, United Way is able to invest those dollars into 66 programs supported by 35 Partner Agencies. These programs address human services needs across three Focus Areas: Education, Health, and Financial Stability. This enables United Way to tackle the immediate and continuing needs of York County families and individuals and to create real, lasting change that matters to you and the community.


About United Way

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.


Media Contact:

Sarah Chain
Marketing Director
United Way of York County