United Way of West Central Conn. Announces New President and CPO

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BRISTOL — United Way of West Central Connecticut (UWWCC) Board is pleased to announce Manny Martinez as the
new president and CPO. During his 15-year career, Martinez has served in many senior positions in the non-profit sector, including the Boys & Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, Chrysalis Center, Inc., and Middlesex United Way.
Martinez is an active member in the community, serving as a Board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, board member of the Middletown Racial Justice Coalition and is a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Bristol. Manny is known by many in the community and can be seen at many school and social events
with his two children, Vayda and Levi Martinez. In 2022, United Way of West Central Connecticut celebrates 100 years of uniting partnerships among businesses, government agencies, funders, other nonprofit organizations, and individual citizens to meet the needs of the communities we serve; through our initiatives of health, education,
and financial stability. “We are excited to welcome Manny into this celebratory year. Manny brings a fresh perspective to our organization, with his extensive knowledge and work experience; making him the perfect candidate to lead us to be a stronger trusted partner in our fourtown community for the next 100 years,” said Keith Bernier; UWWCC Board Chair. “I am excited to work with amazing individuals and supporters in our four-town community. I understand the importance of bringing the community together and working towards the common goal of improving quality of life for those in our area. We, United Way staff and supporters, help people in ways we couldn’t as individuals,” said Manny Martinez. He added, “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead UWWCC for the next
100 years and be a part of a great organization doing incredible things for Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth. I look forward to bringing my experience and skills to the continuous success of UWWCC!” Contact Manny Martinez at the United Way office, 440 North Main Street, Bristol or by phone, (860) 582-9559, Extension 401
or via email at mmartinez@uwwestcentralct.org. United Way of West Central CT is committed to its mission “Together we inspire and empower our community; creating long-lasting impact” with a vision to advance the common good by creating lasting changes to improve lives in our communities. Join us? Please visit our website at
www.uwwestcentralct.org to learn how you can “Live United”. The United Way of West Central Connecticut originated as the Community Chest of Bristol, Conn. in 1922 and later expanded into the towns of Burlington and Plymouth. The United Way of Bristol,Burlington and Plymouth merged with the United Way of Plainville in 1996 to form the United Way of West Central Connecticut, which is one of 17 independent United Ways in Connecticut and one of nearly 1,300 national and worldwide agencies. The United Way of West Central Connecticut has been in partnership with individuals, business and organizations working to improve community life for 100 years.

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