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Snohomish County, Wash. - Joyce Eleanor, CEO of Community Transit, a long-time volunteer with United Way of Snohomish County and a member of its Board of Directors, has been named the 2012 United Way Campaign Chair.
“We’re thrilled to have Joyce on board,” said Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. “Her passion and deep sense of commitment has served our community well,” he added.
With an extensive background in transportation leadership, Joyce was hired as CEO of Community Transit in Snohomish County in 1994 and has served the agency for nearly 20 years. Under her leadership, Community Transit has become an innovator in the transportation industry, launching the state's first Bus Rapid Transit line in 2009 and putting the nation's second fleet of double decker buses into regular service in 2011.
Joyce has selected “Get on Board” as the theme for the 2012 campaign, which reflects her transportation background and emphasizes her goal of expanding United Way’s funding base. “After three years of stability, we are looking ahead and setting a course for growth. We have a plan that will allow our United Way to invest even more into our community,” she said.
United Way is active throughout Snohomish County and uses a variety of strategies to improve the lives of our kids, families and community. The organization currently support 102 programs through 39 agencies, including children/youth programs at the Y of Snohomish County, Campfire USA and Little Red School House; food programs at Volunteers of America and Senior Services of Snohomish County; disaster relief services provided by Snohomish County Red Cross; and housing/homeless programs at Housing Hope, Cocoon House and YWCA. In addition to supporting local programs, United Way has also launched several initiatives focusing on early learning, financial education and survival English.
Despite the down economy over the past several years, revenues have held steady at just under $10 million a year, reflecting Snohomish County’s commitment to United Way’s focus on initiatives and programs supporting successful kids, financially stable families and healthy communities. United Way’s total revenue in 2011 was $9.95 million including $1.8 million from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound, an $800,000 grant from The Boeing Company (primarily for early learning and financial stability) and $540,000 from Premera Blue Cross.
On July 28, Joyce’s first event with United Way will be a “Stuff a Bus” food and toiletries drive. Community Transit will have a Double Tall bus at the Albertson’s on Highway 99 and 196th Street in Lynnwood from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring mascot Oxy Gene. Proceeds from the drive will benefit local food banks, non-profits and United Way’s Local Community Fund.