FOR RELEASE: January 29, 2016
Contact: Jeremy Nappi, Director of Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwich United Way Board Unanimously Appoints David Rabin as New CEO
Board of Directors Introduces CEO at Annual Meeting
GREENWICH, Conn., January 28th 2016 – Last night Greenwich United Way announced their new President and Chief Executive Officer, David Rabin, during the United Way’s Annual Meeting at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich. United Way hired a consultant, DRG, to help find the right candidate; funds for this search were donated by a United Way supporter who asked to remain anonymous.
“David’s understanding and passion for raising awareness of local needs and creating solutions with lasting results will have a measurable positive impact on the lives of those who need our help the most. The Greenwich United Way is currently poised for significant growth and success, and we are pleased and excited to welcome David as the strong and capable CEO who will lead our organization in the years to come,” said Karen Keegan, Board Chair.
Rabin is originally from Clarence, NY (just outside Buffalo). Having moved to the area in 1984, his experience includes strong and successful leadership roles in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Rabin joins Greenwich United Way from Webster Bank, where he most recently worked as Vice President. The new United Way CEO brings proven expertise in fundraising, business development and operations, and client service. Rabin has a 20-year history of helping others in his “adopted hometown.” He has served, or currently serves, on several local boards and organizations in town, including:
Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center
Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
At Home in Greenwich
Greenwich September 11th Memorial
Greenwich Youth Football League
In a letter to Greenwich United Way agency partners and supporters on Thursday night Board Chair, Karen Keegan wrote; “Many of the boards and organizations which David has chosen are those which help the most vulnerable in our community. From coaching youth sports to revitalizing a children’s community center, David knows the importance of giving back.” Rabin is married to Lauren Rabin, who was recently elected to the Greenwich Board of Education, and has two sons, Scott and Eric. Both boys were born and raised in Greenwich and went through the Greenwich Public School system.
Rabin will officially start as CEO of United Way at the end of February. In his remarks to the board on Thursday during the Annual Meeting, he expressed his commitment to the community as he explained how his experience will contribute to the organization’s success.
“It is a privilege and honor to have been selected as the next CEO of the Greenwich United Way.
Working collaboratively with the board of directors, we look forward to raising the awareness and achieving the goals, mission and vision of this extremely vital organization that has served the most vulnerable of our community for the last 80 years. It takes an entire community to make a difference and we hope to unite the town of Greenwich to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most. When children and families are strengthened, when fostering self sufficiency is achieved, when assisting individuals in crisis is accomplished, the entire community benefits. Our challenges are clear and with the help of a united Greenwich, we will meet our goals.” Rabin said.
Following the Tudor Match Grant Challenge and recent extension of that grant by a generous group of Board members, the Greenwich United Way will launch a new website and image as part of an intensive rebranding. Visit the United Way website to stay informed and for more information on United Way news (www.unitedway-greenwich.com).