United Way of Central Georgia Announces New Members to Board of Trustees

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

United Way of Central Georgia is pleased to announce 11 new members to its Board of Trustees: Jake Cox from Houston County Commissioners, Chief Marvin Riggins from the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, Tonja Khabir from the Griffith Family Foundation, Scott Seigel from BB&T, Yash Patel from Macon Beer Company, Roy Bibb from MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union, Dee Dee Cote from Robins Financial Credit Union, Karen Lincoln from WGXA News Fox 24 and ABC 16, Myrtle Habersham from AARP, Christy Kovac from Sheridan Construction, and Ellsworth Hall, IV from Hall, Bloch, Garland, & Meyer.

The Board of Trustees meets every other month during each campaign year. They are a key component to the success of United Way of Central Georgia. Board members serve as the legal governing body of the organization and each bring a unique perspective and expertise to conduct the business of the United Way of Central Georgia to build a stronger, healthier and more sustainable community as cost effectively as possible.

“The new additions to our Board will further strengthen the reach of United Way of Central Georgia within the 14-county area we serve,” said George McCanless, President and CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “I’ve gotten the chance to sit down with each of them and their commitment to making our home in Central Georgia a better place is obvious.”

“I enjoy volunteering because I like to help whenever and however I can, in any organization I am a part of – work, church, or community.   I fully understand that in most organizations, the 80-20 rule is in effect where 20% of the people do 80% of the work.  I want to be in that 20% wherever I am,” said Jake Cox, Houston County Commissioners Office and new Board of Trustees member. “I would like to encourage volunteerism for everybody because there is a need. When I met everyone with the United Way, everyone was very helpful. It’s awesome to be able to go into software and to say ‘today, I’m available from five to six, what am I going to do.’ I think this will really help a community and that’s why I am more active,” said Karen Lincoln, General Manager of WGXA News and new Board of Trustees member.