OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN – Oshkosh Area United Way OAUW has announced Andy Leavitt and Bryan Brandt as co-chairs for the 2020 fundraising campaign.
UW Oshkosh Chancellor, Andy Leavitt will return as campaign co-chair for his second year. Andy and his wife, Karen led a record-breaking 2019 campaign. “It is important to me to continue working to make an impact in the community,” said Andy. “Oshkosh is a special place full of friends and neighbors ready and willing to lend a hand to another. I am proud to continue assisting OAUW in a campaign that works to positively impact all of our community members.”
New to the 2020 campaign is co-chair Bryan Brandt. Bryan has served on the Oshkosh Area United Way Board of Directors since 2017 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Oshkosh Corporation.
“At Oshkosh Corporation, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our team members, our customers, our shareholders and our communities where we live and work,” states Bryan Brandt. “One of our core values at Oshkosh Corporation is that We are Better Together, and this directly aligns with the United Way’s theme of LIVE UNITED. Oshkosh Area United Way fights for health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. I am excited to co-chair the 2020 campaign and work alongside Andy to continue the great momentum he and Karen started last year. In light of COVID-19, there is an even greater need and the funds generated by the campaign will directly impact our community.”
Mary Ann L. Dilling, President and CEO of Oshkosh Area United Way is thrilled to have such strong community leaders to support the 2020 campaign. ”Now, more than ever, we all need to strive to make a difference for our community. Having change-makers like Andy and Bryan will truly benefit the Oshkosh area.”
Oshkosh Area United Way’s 2020 campaign will kick off in August. The 2019 campaign provided financial assistance for over 35 programs from more than 20 nonprofit organizations that directly support the Oshkosh community.
About Oshkosh Area United Way: Oshkosh Area United Way is a local nonprofit organization established in 1962. The mission of Oshkosh Area United Way is to improve the lives of our community members by leveraging people and resources to create innovated solutions to community needs. Give, advocate, or volunteer at oshkoshunitedway.org.