United Way President CEO Announces Departure After Impactful 17 Year Tenure
Pueblo, CO - United Way of Pueblo County President/CEO Andrea Aragon has announced that she will be leaving her position effective July 10. “My heart is filled with gratitude for the many years that I have been at United Way. I have been surrounded by the most generous and caring board members, staff, volunteers and supporters. After 17 years, I have come to the very difficult decision that it is time for a change – both for myself and the organization. While there is never a perfect time to leave, there is a small window in the cycle of United Way’s business that makes a departure like this make a bit more sense, and this is it. This timing allows me to finish out the fiscal year and the tasks that come along with it. I also feel it is important for the transition to occur before the new campaign begins.”
United Way Board of Trustees have regretfully accepted her resignation and will begin the process of seeking her replacement immediately. Board chairman, Ted Ortiviz, offered this comment. “I cannot express what Andrea’s leadership has meant to this community over the past 17 years. Her dedication, passion and vision for the United Way has allowed us to serve thousands of folks in Pueblo County. Her leadership will definitely be missed; however, she has done a fabulous job preparing us for this day. Our organization is strong, we have an incredibly committed board of trustees, and our staff is as hard-working and knowledgeable as they come. We look forward to the new chapter in United Way’s impactful legacy on our community.”
A full job description, job requirements and application details will be available on United Way’s website at www.pueblounitedway.org/careers in the next few days.
A celebration of service will take place on Monday, July 15th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center Heroes Pavilion to honor Andrea’s contributions to the organization. To RSVP for the event, please call United Way at 719-225-8580 by Wednesday, July 10th.
Contributions to United Way touch many critical issues right here in our community. Each year, more than 225 organizations support United Way and the Pueblo community. United Way’s annual community giving campaign has raised more than $48,000,000 since the non-profit’s organization in 1923. Contributions to United Way touch many critical issues right here in our community. Contributions to United Way touch many critical issues right here in our community. In 2018, over 175,000 units of service were provided to people in Pueblo County from United Way funded programs. Organizations receiving funding from United Way in 2018/2019 include: Adams State University Foundation, Advocates Against Domestic Assault, Agape Fellowship Church of God, Arkansas Valley Resource Center, Boy Scouts- Rocky Mountain Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo County, Care and Share Food Bank, CASA of Pueblo, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo, Center for Disabilities, Center for Restorative Programs, Colorado Farm to Table, East Side Child Care Center, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, EPIC Pueblo – Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, Friendly Harbor Drop-In Center, Hospice de Valle, Inspiration Field, La Puente Homes, Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, Posada, Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo Community Health Center, Pueblo City-County Library District, Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, Pueblo Rescue Mission, Pueblo School District 70, Pueblo Soup Kitchen, Pueblo StepUp, Sangre de Cristo Volunteers for Community, Salvation Army Pueblo Corps, Spark the Change Colorado, SRDA, Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, Southeastern Colorado American Red Cross, Southside Children’s Center, Tu Casa, United Way’s Middle School Mentoring Program, and United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. In addition, United Way of Pueblo County also funds over 65 other nonprofit organizations through special grants and the donor designation process.