NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Feb. 5, 2024) – The United Way of Tuscarawas County’s latest fundraising campaign will be the last for President and CEO Robin Waltz.
Board Chairman Chris Lane says Waltz intends to retire sometime this spring but has offered to stick around for as long as it takes to find and train her replacement.
“Nobody ever wants to see a good leader go but a good leader always has to either transition to another chapter in their life or to another organization that brings her fulfillment, and as Robin considers what the next stages are in her life, she’s got children that live in other states. I know her husband is soon going to be retiring from teaching, and they’ve got a new book to write, not just a new chapter.”
Waltz is in her eighth year leading the organization and its annual campaign to benefit 17 local health and human services programs.
“Robin was paramount in helping us get the governor’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library launched, and we have one of the highest percentages of enrollment of all counties in the state of Ohio. And then she was very instrumental along with Jack Dooling in bringing the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to us in partnership with Stark County initially, and we’re now our own hub.”
The current campaign is closing in on its $635,000 goal with a couple of weeks still to go.
“We continue to have record campaigns, which is more a direct reflection of our community and their willingness to support [it] but without good leadership the community is not going to be willing to support something they believe in.”
Anyone interested in becoming the United Way’s next president and CEO should email their resume and a letter of interest to email@example.com.