Celebrating Jeannine Truswell’s United Way of Weld County Work and Legacy

Jeannine Truswell. Photo courtesy of United Way of Weld County.

by United Way of Weld County | unitedway-weld.org

After 37 years of leadership, at the end of 2022, Jeannine Truswell is retiring from her work with United Way of Weld County. Would you join us in honoring Jeannine and her servant leadership by donating to United Way of Weld County?

We know that it takes the generosity of donors and other funders, volunteers, board of director members, community leaders, and professional staff to make United Way of Weld County successful. It also needs a leader at the helm who is dedicated, skilled and passionate. For 37 years, Jeannine has provided this leadership as United Way’s president and CEO.

At some point in her time with United Way, each of us has had a front-row seat, working alongside Jeannine. Under her leadership, for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, there was an exceedingly successful torch relay, with 12 Weld County community heroes carrying it through Greeley while being watched by over 30,000 people. This shows us that Jeannine knows how to motivate other leaders to volunteer.

United Way has incubated new efforts and directly managed key services, including, among many others, 211 Colorado, A Kid’s Place (now Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy), Bright by Three, the Covering Weld Diaper Bank, the Housing Navigation Center, PASO Institute and Weld Project Connect.

For many years, United Way of Weld County has been a trusted, accountable, and efficacious nonprofit organization that is critical to the well-being of our community. It has been dynamic and hardworking in response to ever-changing conditions.

United Way has funded work being done by a network of nonprofit services that excel in performance, working together, and being accountable. At present, this includes over 80 programs at nearly as many organizations serving every corner of Weld County.

Over time, United Way has convened many, many stakeholders to increase community-wide performance and to achieve results that no one organization can get on its own. United Way has responded to everyday disasters that our neighbors are experiencing as well as to monumental disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2013 Northern Colorado floods, and the 2008 Windsor tornado. We know that it took exceptional servant leadership on the part of Jeannine and her staff for United Way to accept and excel in the work being done during these times.

In appreciation of Jeannine Truswell’s vision, compassion, determination, and hard work, would you contribute to the United Way of Weld County Legacy Campaign, which has been established in her honor, as well as make an annual financial commitment or donation to United Way of Weld County? Your investment and tribute will stay local as 100% of contributions to United Way help our more vulnerable neighbors in Weld County.

We hope that you will join us in affirming Jeannine’s legacy by investing in Weld County’s future through your generous contributions. You can do so at UnitedWay-Weld.org/investment. Thank you.

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