GREENWICH, Conn. -- Five new members were elected to the Greenwich United Way's Board of Directors at its annual meeting at Innis Arden Golf Club.
Board Chair Karen Keegan passed a motion to elect Anne Franscioni, Diane Viton, Frank Carpenteri, Joui Hessel and Nancy Kail to the Board of Directors. Four new members also joined the group's Advisory Board: Ken Mifflin, Lisa Baird, Frances Deutsch and Mary Laughlin.
"Our mission is to identify unmet local human service needs, raise awareness and support, and then mobilize the community to create and implement lasting solutions with measurable and sustainable results,'' Keegan said.
She said United Way's contributions throughout 2016 included a Roundtable in September at Greenwich Library where Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, hosted an interactive presentation that helped attendees experience the challenges more than 20 percent of Greenwich residents face on a daily basis.
Greenwich United Way has held approximately 20 information sessions last year alone to raise awareness for the critical human service needs in the community and programs that are funded to help meet the needs outlined in the 2016 Needs Assessment.
"One of the highest priorities of the Community Planning Council and Greenwich United Way Board is to keep the Needs Assessment front and center in the minds of people in Greenwich who care about the people in their community.'' Keegan said.