October 13, 2021
United Way welcomes Katelyn Pushard as new Community Engagement Manager
AUGUSTA - United Way of Kennebec Valley (UWKV) has hired Katelyn Pushard as the organization's Community Engagement Manager—a newly created position since UWKV's expansion into northern Kennebec County.
Pushard will lead a portion of UWKV’s resource development and fundraising initiatives, manage donor groups, and lead volunteer engagement strategies. Additionally, the community engagement manager is responsible for generating the greatest possible community-wide results through the 10-year Impact2032 initiative.
An Augusta native, Pushard comes to UWKV with over 10 years of experience working in the social service and nonprofit sector. After graduating with a degree in special education from the University of Maine at Farmington, she began working as a children’s case manager at the Children’s Center Early Intervention and Family Support (a United Way partner program) in Augusta. For the past seven years, Pushard shifted focus and efforts towards development in order to share and further the mission of the organization through her role as Director of Development and Grant Management.
“I have been a longtime supporter of and advocate for the United Way," Pushard said. "UWKV's focus on bringing the community together—finding those who want to help and connecting them with those who need the help—has always inspired me. I truly feel honored to be part of the team and thrilled to be working on some of the newest initiatives, including Impact2032 and the expansion into northern Kennebec."
Pushard is very dedicated to the community and is heavily involved in numerous volunteer committees and projects, including UWKV's Emerging Leaders Society and Cynergy through the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, both of which she co-chaired before arriving at UWKV. Because of her involvement and dedication to Kennebec County, she was nominated for the Cynergy Young Professional Award through the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2020.
"Katelyn's extensive nonprofit experience in development, volunteer management and relationship-building make her the perfect person for this new, multifaceted role," said Courtney Yeager, executive director of UWKV. "As we expand to serve the Greater Waterville area, Katelyn's spirit and passion for community will help United Way improve lives across Kennebec County."
Beyond work, Pushard enjoys spending time with her three children, husband, family and friends.
“I was born and raised in Augusta, and I could not think of a better place to raise a family," Pushard said. "I feel fortunate to have been able to give back in a small way over the past several years and look forward to expanding my impact through this new role.”
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