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Zimomra added to United Way Board of Directors

By Staff | Jul 28, 2010

Judith Zimomra

At the United Way Annual Meeting, Larry Hart, Lee County Assistant Tax Collector and United Way Board Chair announced that Joe Catti of FineMark National Bank had been elected as the new Board Chair.


In addition, four community leaders have been elected to the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Board of Directors. The new board members include:

• Robert Bond, Store Manager, JC Penney at Edison Mall

• Mary Beth Carroll, Partner, Hilliard Brothers

• Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, Lee County President for SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida

• Denise Wheeler, Managing Shareholder, Fort Myers Office of Fowler White Boggs

• Judith Zimomra, City Manager, City of Sanibel.

The new board members were elected at the Annual Meeting of the United Way in June.


The board of directors over sees the organization’s fundraising, fund distribution, and community planning efforts. Last year in our community, more than 300,000 people’s lives were touched by United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades 72 partner agencies and 160 initiatives. These services are fueled by an annual campaign that raised more than $8 million in 2009-2010.


Since the inception of United Way in 1957, $95.9 million dollars have been raised in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, LARC and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.


In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. 

For more information, call the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 239-433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org.