Our “Volunteer Views” series seeks to share United Way of Greater Cleveland’s partners who generously give their time and talent through the gift of volunteerism. Their continuous work helps make our community a greater place to live, work and play. This month we are featuring Gary Poth, executive managing director, head of Key Family Wealth.
Questions and Answers
Since then, I have been fortunate to serve on the board of several nonprofits. I love helping people and working with organizations that have the heart to help others. It’s very fulfilling for me to help organizations like United Way. I am currently serving on the boards of the Cleveland Sight Center; Cleveland Institute of Music; Community Partner Arts and Culture; and the Holden Arboretum.
Over the last several years, I have had the pleasure of co-chairing United Way’s Humanitarian Society along with Kelly Tompkins of Cleveland Cliffs. The generous members of the Humanitarian Society makes up about 20 percent of all giving to United Way.
There is a real entrepreneurial spirit here with new companies now popping up every day. Our ability to sustain this momentum ties back to making sure that we have an educational system that provides our young people with the skills required for a successful career.
Executive Managing Director, Head of Key Family Wealth
One of the oldest and largest family offices in the country, serving roughly 500 of KeyBank’s largest families across the country and managing $12 billion in investments.
Thank you, Humanitarians!
As Thanksgiving approaches, we thank you for supporting United Way of Greater Cleveland. The holiday season is a time of reflection and gratitude for all the blessings we’ve been given. We have so much to be thankful for this year. Our great city and surrounding communities continue to show an upward trend of economic growth and stability. The Cleveland Cavaliers are world champions and the Cleveland Indians took the Chicago Cubs to a historic game seven of the World Series. But, there remains much work to be done and we can only accomplish the work with you by our side.
Candice Dempsey has been giving for a decade – and is just getting started. The UPS sales manager says her interaction with United Way began 15 years ago through a standard workplace campaign, but with each passing year, she has become more active as a volunteer and donor.
Dempsey has been a Humanitarian-level donor for nearly a decade. Humanitarian Society donor contributions (donations of $1,000 to $9,999) typically represent 25 percent of the campaign total each year. The generous support of Humanitarians joins the contributions of all donors to facilitate United Way’s work as a change agent to ensure kids succeed in school and healthy families and individuals achieve and maintain financial stability, all as a means of combating the effects of generational poverty.
“UPS is a major contributor to United Way; when I started working there 15 years ago, I signed up for the payroll deduction,” Dempsey said. “Over the years, I began volunteering at United Way events. When you see what they do, you see the impact.”
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