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Hartford Resident ‘Loaned’ To United Way

HARTFORD — A local woman was tapped to work with United Way as one of several corporate sponsored executives in the area.

Shari Fiveash is one of twelve executives loaned or sponsored by a local corporation to assist with the 2010 United Way Community Campaign through the end of November.

Fiveash is sponsored by Pratt & Whitney.

As a Loaned Executive, Fiveash meets with local businesses and their employees on behalf of the Community Campaign. All 12 Loaned Executives are sponsored or loaned by local corporations, which helps United Way to reduce staffing costs and overhead so that more than 85 cents of every dollar raised through the campaign can benefit programs and services that help people improve their lives.

Fiveash has nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. She runs a consulting firm, Fiveash Consulting, and recently developed a community strategic tourism plan for Rose City Renaissance in Norwich. She volunteers with the Hartford Rescue Mission and Center Point Community Church. Fiveash holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri.

A joint effort of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and Community Health Charities of New England, the United Way Community Campaign is the largest annual health and human service fund-raising effort in Connecticut and the second largest in New England. The campaign raises resources to help ensure that everyone in central and northeastern Connecticut has access to the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health.

The 2010 campaign goal is $25.8 million.

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