United Way has new director, board president

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 December 2017 at 5:41 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The United Way of Orleans County has a new director, Kaitlyn Delamarter, center. She is pictured with the new president of the board of directors, Jackie Gardner, and Jason Smith, vice president of the board.

ALBION – The United Way of Orleans County has welcomed a new director, Kaitlyn Delamarter. She started the job this week after working the past two years as an executive assistant with the Orleans Community Health Foundation.

Delamarter, 25, of Albion has a degree in graphic design from Bryant & Stratton in Henrietta. She also worked a year at CRFS, where the United Way has its office at 231 East Ave.

Delamarter said she will focus on marketing and getting the word out in the community about the United Way, and its fundraising efforts on behalf of 16 agencies in the county. Those agencies run programs that serve youth, senior citizens, people with disabilities and people in crisis.

In September the United Way kicked off a $190,000 campaign. Delamarter welcomes the chance to give workplace presentations about the campaign.

“I definitely have a passion for the community,” she said. “Once I was thrown into the non-profit world, I fell in love.”

Delamarter said the United Way is an effective way to direct funds to many agencies serving Orleans County residents.

She is the lone employee for the United Way in Orleans. In addition to the campaign, she will plan other fundraising events, including a golf tournament. The United Way also volunteers once a month at the community kitchen at Christ Church in Albion.

Delamarter welcomes donations to the United Way and also volunteers who want to help at the community kitchen or with United Way events. For more information, click here.

In addition to a new director, the United Way board of directors met this morning and picked a new president and vice president for the board. Jackie Gardner, a vice president at CRFS, is the new president. She was the vice president of the board. She succeeds Dave Cook.

Jason Smith, the superintendent of Lyndonville Central School, is the new board vice president.

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