GREENWICH, Conn. -- Stuart Adelberg, longtime CEO of the Greenwich United Way, will be leaving the organization to take on a new role as CEO of Bridgeport-based Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.
Adelberg began his Greenwich United Way career in 1988 as director of communications. He later served as director of community planning and agency relations and as senior vice president. He became president in 1999.
“I have been so privileged to work alongside incredibly dedicated co-workers, the most committed volunteers and the most talented human services professionals," Adelberg said. "Throughout the Greenwich community there are dozens of essential programs and organizations that I have had the opportunity to help create and sustain. I could not possibly be prouder.”
Under Adelberg’s leadership, the organization transitioned from a traditional United Way, heavily reliant on corporate and workplace giving campaigns, to a nonprofit with diversified sources of revenue, including the expansion of individual giving programs, grants, major gifts and special events.
He is credited for his leadership in expanding early childhood education, the growth and coordination of local youth services and focusing the community’s attention on the growing need for enhanced mental health services.
Additionally, he supervised, helped design, and co-authored the Greenwich United Way’s Workforce/Moderate Income Housing Study. This report put the issue of affordable housing on the community’s agenda and helped leaders to begin to understand the costs of not addressing this growing need.
“No one who knows me will be surprised that I have chosen to devote the next stage of my professional life to the issue of affordable housing," Adelberg said. "My work with the United Way has helped me recognize that the lack of a safe, affordable and secure place to call home is the most essential barrier that must be addressed before one can begin to address any other critical issue in a person’s life. It will be my privilege to work with Habitat for Humanity and help provide this very basic human need throughout Fairfield County, one family and one neighborhood at a time.”
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County builds communities and improves lives by eliminating substandard housing and creating homeownership possibilities for motivated, hardworking low-income families in Stamford, Stratford, and Bridgeport.
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