Cecile Meunier

United Way Promotes Financial Literacy with New Program 

Greenwich United Way launched a financial literacy program, a six-week pilot course called Finance Champions at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich on Nov. 1. The program is modeled after the Greenwich United Way Reading Champions reading fluency program and aims to provide local youth with the required education on personal finance. Finance Champions is sponsored in part by U.S. Trust and targets a pre-teen audience. Students for the pilot were selected by the Boys & Girls Club based on need and interest. read more...

United Way Announces New Program, Board Members

The Greenwich United Way Board of Directors Annual Meeting happened on Jan. 24, at the Innis Arden Golf Club. Members of the organization’s staff and Board welcomed five new Board members; Karen Chaplin, Grace Lockhart Djuranovic, Jaime Eisenberg, Mario Forlini and Eva Maria Janerus. Four members retired from the Board; Richard Porter, Jill Weiner, Marie Woodburn and the Organization’s Board Chair, Karen Keegan. Anne Sherrerd was appointed as the new Board Chair. Sherrerd has served on the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors for six years, three of those years on the Executive Committee. Her roles have included Co-Chair of the CEO Search Committee, Vice Chair for Stewardship and Co-Chair of the Sole Sisters Luncheon. Sherrerd currently serves on the Princeton University Board of Trustees and the Princeton University Art Museum Advisory Council. “The Greenwich United Way is appreciative and grateful for the incredible talent and dedication that Karen Keegan brought to the role of Board Chair for the last three years,” said Sherrerd. She continued, “She led the organization through a period of significant change with skill and wisdom — and an extraordinary work ethic driven by a passionate devotion to the organization and its mission. I’m really looking forward to continuing this work with the entire Board of Directors and Advisory Board – as well as David and our great staff – in the coming year!” read more...

‘Reading Champions’ Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Greenwich United Way volunteer program, Reading Champions, turns ten this year. The program was inspired by Greenwich resident and retired teacher, Joan Lowe who guided the program in collaboration with Greenwich Public Schools during the fall of 2008 at North Mianus School. Today, the program has expanded to engage over 100 active volunteers who reach over 400 students each year in all Greenwich elementary schools, the YWCA of Greenwich, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and the after-school program at Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center (BANC). read more...