United Way Campaign Cabinet for ’20 is named

Marc and Grace Eernisse of Eernisse Funeral Home and Holly Ryan have been named co-chairmen of the United Way of Northern Ozaukee campaign cabinet, which will lead the 2019-20 fundraising campaign.

United Way “is an integral component in our community,” Ryan, executive director of the Jail Literacy Program in Ozaukee County, said, noting the agency’s mission is “to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person throughout Ozaukee County.”

The campaign cabinet is comprised of community leaders who volunteer to work with United Way by engaging support from individuals, business leaders and organizations.

Other members of the cabinet are Jim Asplin of Newport Wealth Management, Brian Barber of Lake Financial Group, Pat Foy, former executive at Fiserv; Joe Graf, former president of the Volunteer Center of Ozaukee; Bob Henkle of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren of Milwaukee; Bill Henkle, former principal at Port Washington and Whitefish Bay High Schools; Carol Hertz, former curriculum director for Cedarburg School District; Karl Hertz, former superintendent of Mequon-Thiensville School District; and Maureen Squire.

Asplin, Bob and Bill Henkle and Graf  are returning for a second term on the cabinet.

“We recognize that there are growing needs in the community that require additional long term investments and potential new partnerships to fight the substance abuse and mental health issues that are impacting our children, our youth and our families,” United Way Executive Director Barbara Bates-Nelson said.

The cabinet, she said, “brings the best people together to tackle complex challenges head on and create long-lasting positive changes in Ozaukee County.”

United Way’s 2018-19 fundraising campaign raised more than $331,000 and leveraged an additional $271,000 from outside grants and matching funds to partner agencies.

Among the agencies receiving United Way funds are Adult Literacy, Advocates of Ozaukee, Balance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Family Sharing of Ozaukee County, Interfaith Caregivers, NAMI, Ozaukee Family Services, Portal and Starting Point.

United Way’s annual fundraising campaign will kick off in fall.

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