United Way names co-chairs for annual donation campaign

United Way of Southeast Alaska’s annual giving campaign now has two co-chairs ready to lead the effort.

 

Peggy Cowan and Tom Sullivan will lead the way, with a goal of raising $450,000. Cowan is an education consultant and Sullivan is the Southeast Regional Manager for First National Bank Alaska. The annual giving campaign raises money to support the organization’s mission to improve lives and communities as well as the work of its partner agencies.

Community contributions are carefully invested in programs and agencies that solve various problems in the community, with a focus on education, income and health. Statistics show that one in three people will use a United Way partner agency at some point in their lifetime, according to a release.

Cowan, formerly the Superintendent for the Juneau School District and North Slope Borough School District, currently works with Alaska nonprofits and University of Alaska. She’s been an educator in Alaska since 1982 and first moved to Juneau in 1985.

Sullivan has lived in Juneau since 1984, serving on many nonprofit boards over the years, and is the former president of the Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club.

Those interested in donating can find more information at www.unitedwayseak.org or by calling the United Way offices at 907-463-5530.

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