United Way of Garrett County Announces Myers and Wildesen as 2019 Campaign Co-Chairs

United Way of Garrett County is pleased to announce Mrs. Sarah Myers and Dr. Jane Wildesen as its 2019 Campaign Co-Chairs. The annual campaign for United Way will kick-off on October 3 with a collection drive during Farmer’s Market. Volunteers will be on location at the intersection of 2nd Street and at a table at the market with signs and United Way buckets to encourage motorists and shoppers to give a little to help boost and kick-start the annual campaign season, which will run through March 30.

All dollars raised by United Way of Garrett County remain in Garrett County to serve individuals and families through various programs. Volunteers from throughout the community make all funding decisions for the health and human service organizations who can align their work with the goals and objectives of United Way, which are determined by the most pressing needs related to education, health and human services and basic needs.

“We are excited to have Jane and Sarah as our campaign representatives this year. They will help us make presentations to local businesses, connect us with new contacts and serve as a point of contact for or donors”, said Juli McCoy, executive director of County United Way.

Sarah Myers is an operations and marketing professional serving small and large businesses in the Deep Creek Lake area and Appalachian region. She founded her business Curb Appeal Marketing in 2015 as the only Google Trusted Photographer in the area. Part creative and part strategist, Mrs. Myers enjoys helping businesses think differently. She earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University with a major in advertising and a minor in entrepreneurship and earned an MBA from Mississippi State University. She has served on the United Way of Garrett County Advisory Committee for four years and served in the role of secretary for the committee since 2015.

A former teacher and principal, Dr. Jane Wildesen is currently the Director of Human Resources for Garrett County Public Schools. She earned a Doctor of Education at Frostburg State University in Educational Leadership in May 2015.  She earned an Administration & Supervision Certification at Frostburg State University in May 2005.  She received a Master of Arts in Special Education at West Virginia University in Learning Disabilities in December 1997.  Dr. Wildesen received a Bachelor’s of Science at Frostburg State University in the area of Early Childhood/Elementary Education in May 1989. She has been a part of the Advisory Committee since July 2017.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Garrett County. The office is located in Cumberland, MD, with three staff and is led by an Advisory Committee of volunteers from Garrett County. Volunteer positions are available at the committee level, as well as for events throughout the year. County United Way individually serves Allegany, Garrett, Hampshire and Mineral Counties. For more information, email info@cuw.org or visit cuw.org.