The Oshkosh Area United Way’s (OAUW) Board of Directors announces the selection of Beth Oswald as its new president and CEO starting in September.
Oswald, who has lived in Oshkosh most of her life and is a graduate of both Fox Valley Technical College and the University of Oshkosh, joins OAUW after acting as the executive director of Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services for over six years.
“On behalf of the Oshkosh Area United Way’s Board of Directors, I am proud to announce Beth Oswald as our next president and CEO,” said Amy Sitter, chair of the OAUW’s Board of Directors. “Beth’s dynamic nonprofit and resource development experience is exactly what our search committee was looking for and we are excited to have her join us for the upcoming 2022 Community Giving Campaign.”
Beth brings to the OAUW a successful history of fundraising and optimizing financial operations. Oswald also brings a commitment to cultivating conversations and collaboration that mobilizes partners, government entities, and funders to make a greater impact on Oshkosh and the surrounding area.
“I’ve been an advocate for the health and safety of our residents, so I have a huge interest in seeing this organization succeed,” said Oswald. “We need our neighbor’s help to invest in our community and I look forward to helping us achieve that goal. I’m excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working with my team to bring positive change to the lives of individuals and families in our area.”
Oswald also shared that she looks forward to building on the impressive momentum the United Way has already experienced over the past few years, allowing OAUW to fund more than 40 area programs that improve access to resources for Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, and Steps to a Living Wage. She looks forward to building and strengthening her relationships within the community.
A search committee for this position included 10 OAUW board members and reviewed over 30 candidates during the two-month review process.