PHILANTHROPY SPOTLIGHT: Laura Chiesman Appointed to Chair 2019 United Way of Brevard Campaign
By Space Coast Daily // May 2, 2019
president of First Wave Financial in Satellite Beach
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Laura Chiesman has been appointed as chairwoman of the upcoming 2019 United Way of Brevard Campaign, which will begin in September.
As the United Way of Brevard Campaign chair, Chiesman will serve as an advocate for United Way of Brevard’s annual fundraising drive.
She will be working with the United Way team on developing campaign strategies and recruiting a motivated, committed core of volunteers to drive donations and support more than 200 workplace campaigns.
“I am honored to help spearhead the fundraising campaign for United Way of Brevard this year,” said Chiesman, who is the president of First Wave Financial in Satellite Beach.
“Our efforts will bring people and resources together to focus on the local issues that matter most while improving lives and conditions right here in our own community.”
The United Way of Brevard mission is to provide leadership that creates lasting benefits for the community and its residents by mobilizing caring people to give, advocate and volunteer. United Way of Brevard fights for the education and financial stability of every person in the community.
“We are thrilled that Laura Chiesman has agreed to serve as our 2019 Campaign Chair,” said Rob Rains, United Way of Brevard President.
“Laura demonstrated leadership and commitment in serving on our campaign team last year. She is extremely well organized and connected with a great strategic mindset. Most importantly, she really cares about our community.”
The 2019 United Way of Brevard fundraising campaign will kick off in September.
Leading up to that time, Chiesman will work with other board members and United Way of Brevard staff to identify areas of critical need in Brevard County, set campaign goals and determine the most effective means of achieving those goals.
“I am grateful to have worked alongside last year’s campaign chairwoman, Debbie Goode,” said Chiesman.
“That experience demonstrated how committed leadership through United Way can generate investment in our community, inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.”
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