UNITED WAY OF NATRONA COUNTY BOARD OF DIRECTORS INTRODUCES A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Anna Wilcox, former director of The Wyoming Eclipse Festival chosen to lead local United Way efforts.
CASPER, WY — The United Way of Natrona County Board of Directors is excited to announce Anna Wilcox as our new Executive Director.
“In 2018 as we celebrate our 63rd year we need a leader who has a vision for how United Way will build upon and advance 6 decades of successful support within the community.” Said Rob Sandford, Board President. “Anna has a commitment to United Way’s core values and mission, and a capacity to strategically guide the organization forward. The Board of Directors has great confidence Anna will develop rich and meaningful relationships with Community donors as well as our Partner Agencies.”
“I am honored to continue to serve the community of Casper and surrounding areas.” Wilcox, former Executive Director of The Wyoming Eclipse Festival stated, “The mission for the United Way and our Partner Agencies is very near and dear to my heart. I have a long history and deep passion for volunteering as a way to give and support local need. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to make an even greater impact and carry out that passion daily in this position.” Over the past 20 years Wilcox has dedicated time to a number of non-profit organizations including; United Way of East Central Iowa, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity’ ReStore, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Food Reservoir, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, while employed at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Anna served on their Gazette Gives Back committee assisting with partner relations and grant allocations.
Anna has settled in to her office within the new United Way headquarters located at 350 Bighorn Road in Casper, WY and has spent time this week attending Kick-Off celebrations at True Companies and Wyoming Machinery Company, the organizations two largest Campaign donors. Wilcox stated, “I have been so grateful to see the Campaign in action in the first week!” adding, “The 2019 Campaign and funds granted by The United Way are as important as ever to the people of Natrona County. Though there has been a positive shift in the economy over the last several months there is still great need for the services that we support. Whether giving individually or through a workplace campaign, 99% of your donations remain here and benefit your local agencies. For many of those agencies, funds granted through The United Way support the opportunity for additional or direct matched funds through other avenues. I cannot stress enough the impact of even the smallest donation…every dollar helps to strengthen our community.”