SIDNEY — Randy Rose has joined the Shelby County United Way Enhanced Giving Committee as its new volunteer champion.
“We are thrilled and honored to have Randy as the Enhanced Giving volunteer champion. He is an active community volunteer and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our efforts,” said Amy West, Enhanced Giving coordinator.
Rose retired from Emerson Climate Technologies and served on the United Way board from 2010 to 2015. He served as an allocations team member for Strengthening Families and Individuals and served on the Special Projects, Community Initiatives and Marketing committees. HE was an Executive Committee board member, serving as second vice chairman, board president and immediate past president. He also served as the Large Manufacturing chairman during the 2011 and 2012 annual campaign. Rose served on the Community Initiative Board and is now on the Community Initiative Committee as a volunteer.
The purpose of the Enhanced Giving program is to develop and carry out year-round programming to increase giving, including leadership giving, planned giving and other initiatives. The Enhanced Giving volunteer champion acts as a United Way ambassador to the community and his peers, attends committee meetings and major United Way functions, assists in retaining current leadership givers and developing prospective donors. The Shelby County United Way recognizes generous individuals, couples and family foundations who make annual gifts of $500 and above. The Cornerstone Society leadership giving program offers five levels of giving: Friends ($500-$999), Benefactors ($1,000-$2,499), Patrons ($2,500-$4,999), Champions ($5,000 and above) and Tocqueville Society ($10,000 and above).
“I am honored to serve our community as this year’s Shelby County United Way Enhanced Giving volunteer vhampion,” said Rose. “Our campaign theme this year is ‘60 Years of Changing Lives.’ One way of changing lives is one of the most important things we can do on this earth. (It) is to let people know they are not alone through giving which is more than a gift. When you give others a new chance, that giving could be the master key to their success.
“We all should be proud of our community’s generosity in helping others. I encourage all individuals who donate to also include the Shelby County United Way in their estate planning,” he said.
Giving a legacy or endowment fund will assure the success of the United Way and the community in the years to come, said Rose.
Donors can make payroll contributions with participating employers or make a one-time or reoccurring donation by visiting www.shelbycountyunitedway.org or texting SHELBY to 40403.