A NEW TEAM MEMBER
We are pleased to announce that Beth Benzing will be joining our team as the new Leadership Giving Manager. In her new role, Beth will serve as the primary staff contact for both Women United and Peaks Society. Her start date is May 7th.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Beth received her B.A. in English and Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina. She is currently completing her Master's in Public Administration at Clemson University, where she has served as an Associate Director of Development since 2016.
Beth's passion for philanthropy has taken her from grassroots nonprofits to higher-education fundraising, and she's eager to roll up her sleeves and get to work on behalf of her new community!
Beth's greatest loves are her husband, Brandon; their 8-month old son, Samuel; and their Springer Spaniel, Zelda. Please join us in welcoming Beth to the United Way family!
We will be holding our Women United Spring Social in late May and the annual Leadership Giving Appreciation Reception in June. Stay tuned for more information!
NEW LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN UNITED
Women United is a diverse, vibrant community within United Way, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, the organization’s mission and to the local community. It’s members don’t stand by; they lead efforts to build stronger communities.
With this in mind, we offer a heartfelt thank you to Ann Ray, Chair of the Women United Executive Committee, for her leadership and guidance over the past two years. Thank you, Ann for showing us what strong women can do to bring about positive change in our community.
Why do you both volunteer and give to United Way?
Jenny: The United Way has a unique ability to cross boundaries between many non-profits and service sectors to reach and help the most people in our community.
What small act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget?
What makes someone a hero?
Jenny: Stepping up when they know they can.
What activities make you lose track of time?
Ashely: Hanging out with family and friends.
What’s something new you recently learned about yourselves?
What three questions do you wish you know the answers to?
What is the best advice you can offer to young women and young men as they start their careers?