Ginter to head POWER


SIDNEY — Shelly Ginter has been named chairwoman of the women’s initiative of the Shelby County United Way.

For the next two years, Ginter will lead the women’s initiative, known as POWER. The focus of POWER is to develop financial resources and services for programs and initiatives that benefit women and children in Shelby County.

Ginter, a vice president of US Bank, said, “I’m looking forward to this opportunity with enthusiasm and excitement. Having been a part of POWER since its inception as a charter member, I’m thrilled to see it come full circle. We have doubled our original membership numbers, completed two community projects and hundreds of volunteer hours, all under the great leadership of Cindy Helman. I’m anxious to follow her lead and thank her for setting a wonderful example.”

“Thanks to the strong leadership of Cindy Helman and other members, POWER has definitely gained momentum and will continue to grow in the right direction with our new chair, Shelly Ginter. This women’s initiative is making a noticeable, positive impact in Shelby County. Thus far, we have sponsored Imagination Library, the Community Garden at the Alpha Center, developed the Born Learning Trail in Tawawa Park and have been involved with countless other volunteer events that pertain to our mission. Our members are passionate about investing their time, talents and resources into volunteer efforts and programs that help improve the lives of children and their families in our community,” said Nicole Switzer, enhanced giving coordinator.

POWER was established with a charter group of 21 women in July 2013. The volunteer-based group is recruiting general members. A minimum contribution of $50 per year provides eligibility as a POWER member. Anyone interested in membership call 492.2101 or email nswitzer@shelbycounitedway.org.