United Way of McHenry County Names New President and CEO
The board of directors for United Way of Greater McHenry County is excited to announce the appointment of Jamie Maravich as CEO and President, effective July 6, 2021. Maravich will be replacing Carole Peters who is retiring after four and a half years of service.
Maravich is well known throughout McHenry County because of her previous role as a Market President for BMO Harris Bank and her extensive contributions to the community. She has served on the board of directors for United Way of Greater McHenry County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation. She is also an alumna of Leadership Greater McHenry County.
“Our entire board and staff are thrilled to welcome Jamie to the United Way team. She has a proven record of being a tremendous leader and community advocate,” said board chair Steve Finzel. “Her previous involvement with our organization and her ties to our local community make her a perfect fit and we look forward to launching our 55th year with her at the helm.”
Maravich partnered with Shaw Media to create The McHenry County Women of Distinction Awards and served as a co-emcee at the event for many years. She herself was recognized with community leadership awards by Shaw Media, Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers Rotary, and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she has spent a time volunteering at her children’s school and as chair of the board for the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich.
“I’d like to congratulate Carole on her retirement and for all that she has accomplished for the United Way and the McHenry County community. I am thoroughly honored and excited that the board selected me to now take the lead for this vital mission,” Maravich said. “The extensive programs and the 33 local non-profit agencies that our local United Way supports are needed now more than ever. Carole has put together a very strong team of extremely talented, dedicated, and fun-loving professionals and I cannot wait to work with them to carry on her legacy of uniting people and resources to build a stronger McHenry County.”
United Way is among the leading nonprofits in McHenry County. With support from corporate and individual donors, volunteers and advocates, United Way works in partnership with a variety of agency partners to solve some of the county’s most complex social challenges to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, develop economic self-sufficiency and improve educational opportunities for themselves and their children.
For more information on how United Way is making an impact throughout McHenry County, please visit www.uwmchenry.org.
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About United Way of Greater McHenry County
United Way of Greater McHenry County is a nonprofit organization that unites people and resources to build a stronger McHenry County. They support 33 local nonprofit agencies and help fund 48 different programs in the areas of education, health and financial independence. They have been reinvesting in McHenry County since their inception in 1966 and have raised over $56 million dollars. For more information, visit www.givingbacktomchenrycounty.org.