Community Volunteers

Community volunteers are an essential part of United Way’s impact strategy.

United Way brings together more than 40 local volunteers with diverse backgrounds in community planning, human service systems, research, needs and asset assessments, local government and more.

The Community Building Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors, understands both United Way’s strategic framework and the ever-changing needs of the region. This group meets monthly to monitor and assess community and human service needs and make recommendations that enable United Way’s team to effectively allocate resources, dispatch volunteers and build out a suite of initiatives and programs.

Two Action Councils report to the CBC, both of which are staffed by a group of dedicated community volunteers. These groups review data, research and best practices and maintain periodic contact with funded programs and agencies. Each Action Council is focused on specific issue areas:

Chair: Susan Triggs
Peter L. Perkins
Lyndsi Austin
Frank R. Baskind
Jana Carter
Robert Cowgill
Rhea George
Mark Goodwin
Catherine W. Howard
William Liepis
Reggie E. Roland
Robert M. Rolfe
James J.L. Stegmaier
Mieko Manuel Timmons
Stephen Willoughby
Amy Hudgens
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
VCU School of Social Work
County of Chesterfield
South State Bank
Virginia Society AIA
Community Volunteer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Community Volunteer
Global Achievement Partnership
Hunton & Williams LLP
Community Volunteer
Community of Caring
City of Richmond Department of Emergency
Community Volunteer
Chair: Rhea George
Horace Branch
Patricia M. Cullen
Lauren Gospodnetić
Jeanetta Lee
Karen Reilly-Jones
Cache Steinberg
Mollie Brooks
Patsy King
Timothy Grimes
Faithe Norrell
Jacqueline Larkin
D. Keith Larkin
Jacqueline Hecker
AIA Virginia
UPS
Community Volunteer
Department of Juvenile Justice
Henrico County Human Resources
Chesterfield County
Community Volunteer
Genworth
Community Volunteer
Virginia Community Capital, Inc.
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Owens & Minor
Chair: Lyndsi Austin
Ron Alpern
Cordell Brown
Stephen Willoughby
George Calvert
Deborah Dugger
Phyllis Grooms-Gordon
Roxanne Marr-Shears
Dierdre Pearson
William Liepis
Regina Pittman
Beth Ludden
Gloria Taylor
Amy Hudgens
Peter L. Perkins
Natima Jones
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Alpern Consulting
Bank of America
City of Richmond Department of Emergency
Middleburg Trust Company
Chesterfield County
City of Richmond Department of Social Services
Crater Health District (VDH)
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Community Volunteer
Capital Bank
Genworth Financial
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Owens and Minor

For more information on United Way community volunteer opportunities, contact:

Cynthia Coleman
Director of Community Investment
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
colemanc@yourunitedway.org