November 11, 2020 —
United Way of York County is pleased to welcome Daniel Surma, CPA, as Vice President of Finance. Surma is a CPA with 10+ years’ experience in public accounting, primarily providing audit, review, compilation and tax services to not for profit entities and closely held businesses.
As Vice President of Finance, Dan will oversee the execution of United Way of York County’s fiduciary management strategy, meeting all regulatory requirements and providing human resources support. His financial and operational leadership will support United Way’s mission to build a stronger, caring community by cultivating financial generosity, volunteerism and advocacy.
“As United Way approaches our 100th anniversary and prepares for the next 100 years, we needed a tactical and strategic leader that enables us to ensure and maintain donor trust in United Way’s financial operations. Daniel’s ample experience, strong leadership, and calm demeanor are a perfect fit for our team,” said Anne Druck, President, United Way of York County. “We are confident that Dan will excel in supporting United Way’s goals as we raise the vital resources needed for our community to impact 1 in 4 people in York County
Surma formerly owned his own consulting firm, D. Surma Consulting, where he served as the primary accounting resource for multiple charitable organization and trade association clients throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He also brings past experience as an audit supervisor and senior accountant with several firms based in Maryland. He earned his BSBA in Accounting from Shippensburg University.
Outside of his work, Dan is actively involved in his community as Board Treasurer for Celebrate Frederick, Inc., and formerly served on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity in Washington County, Md., and ABC Craftmasters Training Trust in Beltsville, Md. He looks forward to getting to know York County and sharing his time and talents with other local organizations.
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 the 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 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 our community.