Volunteer Stories

We believe in the power of volunteerism to transform our community. United Way Volunteers come from all walks of life. They roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is needed most. Be on the front lines and see what a difference your support makes. Below are just a few of our volunteer’s stories.

We believe in the power of volunteerism to transform our community. United Way Volunteers come from all walks of life. They roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is needed most. Be on the front lines and see what a difference your support makes. Below are just a few of our volunteer’s stories.

Beth Lynch

Volunteering is the "Smart Investment"

Beth Lynch

When Beth Lynch heard about Smart Investments, a program sponsored by United for Women in partnership with South Hills Interfaith Ministries, she knew she could help.
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As your World Opens Up, Open up the World for Others

Bob and Jane Krizner

Bob and Jane Krizner met in middle school and married young, after Bob’s freshman year at Juniata College. He was making local headlines as an athlete while double majoring in accounting and computer…
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Women can Inspire a Revolution

Chelsey Sylvester

In her current position at PNC Chelsey Sylvester identifies ways to enhance the shared experiences of PNC’s employees and customers. This role seems like a natural fit for Chelsey, whose knack for engagement…
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Giving Back: A Good Habit That Should Start Early

Jayme Butcher

Jayme Butcher, a partner at Blank Rome, LLP since January 2015, concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. Her work has taken her all over the country and has been nationally…
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Change Starts with Those Who Can Give Back

Mike and Steffanie Jasper

Mike and Steffanie Jasper met as undergraduate students at Georgetown University, where they were both on the track team. She was from Erie, PA. He was from the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It…
Sharon Hicks

Giving Back in Pittsburgh

Sharon Hicks

Growing up in New York City, it is no mystery why Sharon Hicks was able to call another large city home.
Todd Rosenfeld and Delilah Picart

Give More, Get More

Todd Rosenfeld

“By being a Tocqueville member, a person receives considerably more than they give.”
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