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United Way of York County Promotes Two Staff in Key Roles

United Way of York County promotes two staff in key roles
United Way of York County is pleased to announce the promotion of two key staff members: Shawn Smith to Vice President of Community Impact; and Bryce Kruger to Corporate Engagement Manager. 
Smith came on board with United Way of York County in November 2018 as Community Impact Associate, and was previously with the County of York as a Human Services Coordinator.
Smith’s experience includes working with county government, community partners, and stakeholders to implement health and human services, as well as administrative support in legal and nonprofit offices. In her time with United Way of York County, she has overseen the application, evaluation, and funding process of Partner Agency programs supported by the Impact Fund, including the identification of performance measures and program outcomes. Smith serves as the Vice Chair for the York County Coalition on Homelessness and the Family Issues Roundtable, and also serves on the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Task Force. She is a member of the Junior League of York and serves on its Nominating and Placement Committee.
In her new role as Vice President of Community Impact, Smith will lead the Community Impact department to advance United Way of York County’s role as a convener and community problem solver and develop strategies to meet human service priorities in York County.
Kruger came on board with United Way of York County in January 2019 as Volunteer Engagement Coordinator after graduating from York College of Pennsylvania. He is a board member of the York Youth Symphony Orchestra, chairs Re-Source York’s Volunteer Committee, and serves as a member of the York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program Community Advisory Board. In his new role as Corporate Engagement Manager, Kruger will work closely with supportive companies to strategically guide their workplace campaigns as part of York County’s largest annual fundraising Campaign.
“We’re proud promote from within for these two key positions for United Way of York County, and recognize the growth of our team members despite the challenges we’ve all faced over the past year due to COVID-19,” said Anne Druck, President, United Way of York County. “Elevating Shawn and Bryce is a win for our team and our community, and I’m happy to congratulate them both as we look forward to raising the critical resources to support the programs that empower our neighbors to live a quality life.”
About United Way of York County
For 100 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 one in four people in York County. Through gifts to the Impact 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 our community.

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Sarah Chain 
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United Way of York County