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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Welcomes Director of Leadership Giving and Affinity Groups

Hartford, Conn. (January 24, 2019) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce Lisa M. Cretella, M.S.W. has joined its team as Director of Leadership Giving and Affinity Groups.

As Director of Leadership Giving and Affinity Groups, Cretella will cultivate and develop relationships with leadership donors – individuals and families who make an annual contribution of $1,000 – and demonstrate how their giving makes a positive difference for children, youth and families in local communities. She will also work with volunteers and staff in growing United Way’s Women United and Emerging Leaders Society membership. Cretella has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, and most recently served as Director of Development for The Salvation Army Southern New England Division.

“We’re excited to welcome Lisa to United Way,” said Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “Lisa’s knowledgeable about the community and is passionate in connecting people to causes they care about. Her leadership experience in the nonprofit community will help United Way to continue to find the best way of supporting success for children and families in our region.”

“United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is uniquely positioned to help improve the lives of children and families in our 40-town region,” said Cretella. “I look forward to working with donors and volunteers who give life to the meaningful work our United Way is doing in the community.”

A resident of Manchester, Cretella earned a Master’s degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University.

For more information, visit www.unitedwayinc.org.

 

About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut mobilizes people and organizations to give, advocate and volunteer to promote child and youth success, ensure families are financially secure, provide access to health-related services and supports, and ensures basic needs are met. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org.