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I am honored to serve the Spokane County United Way as the 2014-2015 Chair of the Board of Directors. Together, with diverse leaders representing the private and public sectors, we are working to build a healthier and more
prosperous community.

Over the past year, our United Way has engaged in discussions about where we stand today and where we aspire to be in the future. This led to our Vision 2020 and a set of strategic goals that guides our work and focuses the  expertise, funding and volunteer support necessary to positively impact education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.

We believe that education is vital for lifelong success and that it sets a strong foundation to create pathways out of poverty for individuals and families across our entire community. Our Excelerate Success initiative is making great strides to link partners and develop strong networks that help ensure all children are ready to learn at every age, successfully transition into college, and earn a certificate or degree that positions them for career growth and a high quality of life.

Our website connects hundreds of volunteers to projects throughout the year that strengthen neighborhoods and schools.

We have an investment strategy designed to reach key outcomes and increase the capacity of our community to meet the needs of our children and families and help everyone gain access to the tools they need to be successful.

Spokane County United Way is mobilizing our human and financial resources to make an impact where it matters most. I urge you to get involved and please join me as we work together to reach our shared goals and truly make Spokane a better place to live and work.

Mark Mattke
Chief Executive Officer
Spokane Area Workforce Development Council

Spokane County United Way is governed by a group of community volunteers who make up our Board of Directors. These volunteers live and work in Spokane County, and serve together as United Way’s primary decision makers. Activities such as fundraising, planning and fund distribution are conducted by these committed individuals who donate their time and effort to improving our community.

Board of Directors:

Jeff Bryant
Inland Northwest Blood Center

Carrie Cheshier
Traveler's Insurance

Elaine Couture
Providence Health Care

Dr. Polly Crowley
Retired Superintendent,
West Valley School District

Barbara Doyle

Gina Drummond

Linda Elkin
U.S. Bank

Kim Ferraro
West Central Community Center

Kristin Goff
Wendle Motors

Michelle Grabicki
Numerica Credit Union

Jack Heath
Washington Trust Bank

Ozzie Knezovich
Spokane County Sheriff's Office

Mark Mattke, Board Chair
Spokane Area Workforce
Development Council

Rob McCann
Catholic Charities

Joel McCullough, MD, MPH
Spokane Regional Health District

Cheryl-Anne Millsap

John Moloney
Moloney + O’Neill

Marcelo Morales
A4 Ventures, LLC

Tina Morrison
Professional Musician's Union Inland NW, Local #105

Wendy Newman
Northwest Farm Credit Services

Gloria Ochoa-Bruck
City of Spokane

Shelley Redinger, PhD
Spokane Public Schools

Jan Schmidlkofer
K & N

Donna Jacobs Stambaugh
State of Washington

Beth Thew
Spokane Regional Labor Council

John Traynor, PhD
Gonzaga University

Dennis Vermillion
Avista Corporation

Dorothy Webster
Community Volunteer

Camerina Zorrozua
Maxey Law Office