Efrat Feferman stepping down at yearend

Efrat Feferman stepping down at yearend from United Way of Monroe County

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After guiding the 66-year-old organization since 2017, Efrat Feferman will be stepping down as Executive Director of United Way of Monroe County this winter. Feferman is running unopposed for Bloomington Township Trustee in this November’s general election.

Feferman’s tenure saw the expansion of the organization’s impact in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties through new partnerships and programming, as well as the deployment of three disaster response efforts. The most recent effort was the COVID-19 Relief Fund which raised and distributed over $2.4m to area nonprofits. United Way continues to lead the community in rebuilding post-pandemic, recently launching a targeted $4m initiative to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-repeating.

“I am incredibly proud of everything the United Way team and community has accomplished in the past few years,” Feferman shared. “We strengthened the impact of United Way, responding to our community’s most pressing needs by mobilizing and convening conversations, advocacy, fundraising, and volunteer power. I am very optimistic about our community, knowing that United Way is working to rebuild post-pandemic, and that so many people – agency partners, volunteers, donors, staff, board members, government officials, and more – are passionately involved in this work.”  
“Efrat has provided outstanding leadership over the past five years and navigated the pandemic to the benefit of the community and United Way partners,” shared Kirk White, Board President. “We wish her the best in her next role and look forward to partnering with her, in the Trustee’s office, to support our community.”
United Way of Monroe County’s board of directors has formed a committee and engaged Charitable Advisors to lead the search for Feferman’s successor. For further information about the organization and its leadership, visit www.monroeunitedway.org. To inquire about the search, please contact Bryan Orander at Bryan@CharitableAdvisors.com.

About United Way of Monroe County: United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves the lives and futures of all people in the community. We bring together expertise, funding, and volunteer support to positively impact the resilience of our community, and those who live within it. In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by low-income and diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability. We commit to building bridges across cultural, racial, religious, and economic boundaries.