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3 decades of service for United Way of Nevada County

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This year, United Way of Nevada County is celebrating 30 years of service in Nevada County. It was incorporated in 1982, hosting its first “Kick-Off Breakfast” in 1983.

There have been many changes since then; however, the mission remains to improve lives by directing community resources to community needs.

Last month, during United Way of Nevada County’s 30th anniversary celebration event,
five businesses were presented with premiere gold awards for their continual support of United Way.



They were TriContinent Scientific, Inc.; Grass Valley, USA; the County of Nevada; United Parcel Service; and Telestream Inc.

These companies have been longtime supporters of United Way of Nevada County and continue to encourage their employees to get involved with our community.




During this event, volunteer appreciation awards were presented to Lee Blakemore and Terri Cooper Myers. These volunteers have been involved with United Way for many years.

Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream, and Warren Daniels, executive director of Community Recovery Resources, spoke
at the event, reflecting back on their relationship with United Way and its work in the community.

United Way Worldwide is also marking an anniversary; it was founded 125 years ago, in 1887. It is still focused on mobilizing the caring power of communities and making a difference in people’s lives.

United Way World Wide currently has a presence in more than 45 countries around the world.

In June, the new board of directors of United Way of Nevada County was elected.
The executive committee consists of the board President Rich Bulotti (retired, Citizens Bank), Vice President Susan Clarabut (retired, Grass Valley School District), Treasurer Kathy Mollet (retired, Apple Computers) and Secretary Carol Jonas (retired, HP Computers).

New community members joining the board are Daniel Chatigny (chief fiscal administrative officer, County of Nevada Community Development Agency), Jason Dempsey (Realtor, Short Sale Advantage), Scott Scirpo (insurance broker, Sierra Gold Insurance), Virginia Johnson (attorney, California ISO) and Kathy Scott (business manager, UPS).

Additional board members continuing to serve on the board are Jamie Lefebvre (human resources, Telestream) and Sharon Loucks (retired, special education director, NJUSD).

“Our board of directors is an integral part of United Way. These individuals bring talent and a wealth of expertise to our agency and community. Each member actively helps us accomplish our organizational objectives. I am looking forward
to working with each and every one of them in the upcoming year,” said Megan Timpany, executive director of United Way.

To help United Way celebrate its 30th anniversary The Owl Grill & Saloon is having an evening out and will be donating 25 percent of its proceeds from the evening of Nov. 1 to United Way’s Community Investment Fund.

Nevada City Winery is also helping United Way celebrate by donating 10 perent of its sales of specially marked bottles of Zinfandel and Chardonnay.


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