It is with heavy hearts that we announce the departure of our Executive Director, Dawn Graves, after two years of service. Dawn is relocating with her family to Texas at the end of the month.
We are extremely grateful for the time she has served our organization and this community. During her tenure with United Way FRWC, Dawn worked to bring awareness in our community to this United Way. She updated the areas that we are focused on to help improve lives here in Warren County based on The Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Report and our Community Needs Assessment. Our local United Way only serves Front Royal-Warren County, which means that the funds we raise here, stay here in the Town/County to assist those in need. Dawn also offered support and free training opportunities to nonprofits serving Front RoyalWarren County. Our popular Brown Bag Nonprofit lunch series is a legacy of Dawn’s we will continue once the new director is in place. Topics covered in the series have included: Grant Writing 101, Volunteer Management, Board Recruiting and Retention, just to name a few. In searching for a new way to engage our community, Dawn started the Live United 365 – Local Business Challenge. This campaign allows businesses to participate by donating just $1 per day for a total of $365. We had 10 businesses accept the challenge in 2018 and this November we will be issuing it again for the 2019.
Her impact has been profound and the foundation she helped build our Chapter will continue to support our community for years to come. We wish her all the best in her new chapter; her legacy as a member of our United Way family will live on. She will be missed.
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United Way of Front Royal-Warren County