For many of our volunteers and donors, when they join United Way, they make a life-long commitment. 

So is the story of Bob Sullivan, a United Way board member and our Campaign Cabinet chair for the last two years. For decades, Bob’s engaged with United Way, and year after year his investment and enthusiasm for our work grows. 

“I’ve always viewed United Way as a family — always there to support and care whenever someone’s in need,” he said. 

Sadly, as our fiscal year draws to a close, so does Bob’s time leading our fundraising campaign. In recognition of his hard work, we’re celebrating his enduring investment in United Way. 

A life-long United Way supporter 

As a young man, Bob learned the phrase “to whom much has been given, much is expected.” From an early age, these words encouraged him to give back to his community. 

Upon graduating from college in the mid-70s, the company he was working for assigned him to be a “loaned executive” with a local United Way for a few months. “I was quickly taken with the work,” providing technical support to United Way staff during their fundraising campaign, he said. 

As his career progressed and his zip code changed, he stayed engaged with local United Ways, serving on boards and chairing a campaign in Cincinnati.