United Way of Central Florida

Richard Shapiro Named Resource Development Manager at United Way

For Immediate Release
May 9, 2011

Contact: Daniel Jimenez
863.648.1500 ext. 257
Contact: Kandy Stanton
863.648.1500 ext. 243

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HIGHLAND CITY – Richard Shapiro has joined the staff at United Way of Central Florida as the new Resource Development Manager. Shapiro has an extensive background in management, sales and marketing. In his new role, he will be responsible for planning, directing and facilitating the development of financial resources to maximize all fundraising efforts.

“This is an excellent match for the organization and the area,” said United Way President Terry Worthington. “We have added a great local leader who will continue to strategically move the United Way of Central Florida forward in creating change for people throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.”

Shapiro worked more than 25 years in marketing and advertising positions for The Ledger Media Group until his retirement in November 2010. Shapiro was recently honored as the 2010 United Way Citizen of the Year. He has served as a United Way loaned executive, as chair of his Community Investment Team and chaired the 2010 campaign for East Polk County. He has also been active with the chambers of commerce in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Auburndale, and Haines City.

For more information, contact Daniel Jimenez, Communications Director, United Way of Central Florida, at 863.648.1500 x 257.


About United Way of Central Florida:

United Way of Central Florida, with administrative offices in Highland City, has been serving our local community for 30 years by understanding local needs and driving lasting change to build better lives and stronger communities.

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