United Way of Bruce Grey Executive Director Selected for Worldwide Leadership Program

Owen Sound – August 7 2019 – Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director of the United Way of Bruce Grey has been selected to participate in United Way’s Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD program is United Way’s exclusive engagement and professional development platform designed for high-performing and high-potential individuals who are committed to building their career within United Way.

“United Way of Bruce Grey is proud that Francesca was chosen to be a part of the Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program,” says Nick Lovell, board chair, United Way of Bruce Grey. “We are pleased that Francesca is recognized as a high-potential and high-performing United Way colleague. It is leaders like Francesca who take part in programs like this that will carry our mission into the 21st century.”

Selection for the LEAD program is based on performance, potential, core competencies and a passion for the mission of United Way. Applications for the program come from the worldwide network of 12,850 professional staff and are open to those working across all departments and groups.

“United Way Centraide is committed to building strong leaders to drive community change, and Francesca is an excellent example of that,” said Dan Clement, President & CEO of United Way Centraide Canada. “This is an extraordinary growth opportunity for her, and will enhance her ability to empower the people of Bruce-Grey to have real impact on local lives.”

“As we continue to digitally transform our organization, United Way must continuously develop our leadership for the sustainability of our network,” said Amy Dinofrio, Vice President of Human Resources, Talent and Board Development at United Way Worldwide. “Supporting high-performing and high-potential employees enables us to build a culture of top performing talent and sustainable leadership that ensures we will continue to effectively serve the unmet needs of every person in every community.”

The 2019-2020 LEAD program runs August 2019 – July 2020 and provides participants with a series of in-depth learning and development sessions. For more information, please visit: https://www.unitedway.org/careers/working-at-united-way

 The United Way of Bruce Grey has supported the communities of Bruce and Grey counties for over 20 years. A leading voice on rural poverty, the United Way seeks to improve lives and create a stronger inclusive community.

About United Way

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.