Oshkosh Area United Way (OAUW) is excited to announce that Andrew and Karen Leavitt will serve as campaign co-chairs for the 2019 campaign.
The Levitts will lead United Way fundraising efforts and are eager to share their passion for this community alongside Oshkosh Area United Way to help further their efforts. Campaign chairs leverage each individual’s support of the Oshkosh Area United Way among their peers, thus growing the support for the organization.
“I am thrilled to have the Leavitts be as co-chairs for the United Way campaign season,” said Mary Ann L. Dilling, President & CEO, Oshkosh Area United Way.
“When Andy and Karen offered to give their time, resources, and talent by chairing the campaign, we were extremely excited. I believe the Leavitts have the passion and drive to help make this year’s campaign a record-breaking campaign,” continued Dilling
Andy and Karen have lived in Oshkosh for the past five years. Originally from Arizona, they have lived in several communities, none more welcoming and generous than Oshkosh. They have raised three children and have two grandchildren, all of whom live in Atlanta, GA. Karen is a registered nurse at Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh, a co-organizer of TEDxOshkosh and a member of “The Best Little Book Club in the Valley.” Andy is the current Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Andy and Karen have lived in the Oshkosh community for five years and they are already making an impact. They have been working on several different ways to help children in the community, which aligns with OAUW’s goals. One of the programs they are developing is a weekend food pantry for high school students.
When Andy was asked why he wanted to be a part of this year’s campaign he said, “I am a part of this community and I have the ability to give so why wouldn’t I?”
“Ensuring a vibrant community is everyone’s responsibility. We give because this is an investment in ourselves and our neighbors around us,” Leavitt continued.
Andy and Karen Leavitt look forward to co-chairing the 2019 campaign and sharing their vision for a stronger community by living UNITED.