August 27, 2019
United Way of Kennebec Valley hires new Resource Development and Marketing Director
AUGUSTA –- United Way of Kennebec Valley (UWKV) has hired Michelle Boyer as the organization’s next director of resource development and marketing, as Courtney Yeager advances to the executive director position.
An Augusta resident, Boyer comes to us with a wealth of experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing and event planning from various organizations such as the YMCA, ZLAC Rowing club (the oldest all women’s rowing club in the world), National Psoriasis Foundation and the American Cancer Society. She obtained her master’s in business management from The University of San Francisco in 2017 and after spending the past two years as an account and events manager for an entrepreneurial software company, she was ready to reenter the nonprofit sector.
“I love fundraising and I want to see the best possible version of our community,” Boyer said. “United Way partners with 51 incredible nonprofits in Kennebec Valley, all of which are doing so much with very little resources. They shouldn’t have to worry about funding. If we can help nonprofits only focus on advancing their mission and have United Way provide the funding, the Kennebec Valley will continue to transform right before our eyes.”
Boyer’s ties to the nonprofit sector run deep. Her time spent as a “Y” kid participating in the YMCA’s summer and day camps, inspired her to spend six years working for the organization after college. During that time, she was awarded several “Employee of the Quarter” awards for her natural ability to create strong friendships with the YMCA’s diverse population. She also earned the organization grants of more than $10,000.
“Michelle comes to us with impressive experience in fundraising and marketing that will help United Way expand our impact in the Kennebec Valley community,” said Courtney Yeager, UWKV’s executive director. “It’s clear that Michelle values building relationships with local people, and that’s what we’re all about. We feel fortunate that she has chosen to join the United Way family.”
Beyond work, Boyer has spearheaded marketing initiatives for the ZLAC Foundation Board of Directors, secured corporate sponsorships for the National Psoriasis Foundation, and personally managed more than 800 volunteers for American Cancer Society events. She currently volunteers with the Whitefield Lions Club and has redesigned the organization's monthly newsletter.
Since 1955, United Way of Kennebec Valley has been mobilizing the caring power of people and communities in southern Kennebec County. UWKV focuses on improving access to basic needs, health care, education and financial stability, helping more than 22,700 local people last year.
For more information, contact 626-3400 or visit uwkv.org.
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