The United Way of Washington County (UWWC) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Nathan Benzing to replace Jennifer Russell as executive director, who retired on April 14, 2023. Nathan began his employment March 27, 2023.
“On behalf of the United Way of Washington County Board of Directors, I want to welcome Nathan as the new executive director. Nathan has already hit the ground running and we are thankful for his commitment to the UWWC. Nathan has served as Allocations and Campaign Chairman, so he already has the knowledge of the role the UWWC plays in the community and understands how vital all the agencies are to the quality of life of our citizens,” said Parker England, United Way of Washington County President. “Thank you to Jennifer for her tenure at the UWWC. We are thankful and grateful for the outstanding work she completed over 25+ years. She will be missed by many, but we know she is only a phone call away.”
The following agencies receive funds from the United Way of Washington County: American Red Cross Northwest Chapter, Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Community Counseling Center, Delta Health System-The Medical Center Medication Assistance Program, Delta Kidney Foundation, Girl Scouts Heart of America, Greenville Renaissance Scholars, Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA, Mississippi Delta and Nature Learning Center, The Fuller Center, and United Way Housing Initiative.
“I am thrilled to begin the new chapter of the United Way of Washington County and want to thank the board of directors for their support. Also, I look forward to working with all the agencies, volunteers, and donors as we move into the new campaign year,” said Benzing. “Lastly, Jennifer has been a wealth of information and I cannot thank her enough for all the years she worked here and the knowledge she is passing on. Congratulations on her retirement.”
The United Way of Washington County moved their office this year to 800 Main Street, Greenville, MS. “The United Way of Washington County has had many changes in the last few months and now is the perfect time to begin our next chapter with a new executive director and office location,” said England. For more information, visit our website www.unitedwayofwashingtoncounty.com , or check us out on Facebook.