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Fort Atkinson, WI – July 19, 2022 – The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Ellis-Bols as its new Executive Director.

“I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to serve in this position,” said Ellis-Bols. “The United Way’s ability to bring out the best in a community and those it serves, is an inspiration. I am excited to share my passion for helping others as we prepare to kick off another campaign year.”

Ellis-Bols, a Whitewater resident, has a professional background in nonprofit work and donor relations. Most recently, Ellis-Bols worked in the office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has served on the Whitewater 4th of July Festival board for over a decade, and with numerous other nonprofits. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: IUPUI.

United Way Board Chair, Chris VanGundy reports: “Elizabeth brings so many new ideas and such creativity. I could tell from the first time we met her, that she had a passion for the job and a drive to help the community come together with her fundraising ideas.”

United Way Board Vice-chair, Marissa Weidenfeller added: “I am confident that Elizabeth will continue the amazing work of Megan Hartwick, our previous Executive Director, to better the lives of those in our communities.  The United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties is governed locally, and we are thankful to have another homegrown Executive Director that will continue to elevate the work of our hardworking partners in an effort to help as many people as possible.”

Elizabeth began her new role July 11,2022.