WENDY AND BRAD PARRISH
WVU alums return to the region and make an impact.
Wendy and Brad Parrish met as students at West Virginia University and have been married for almost 32 years. They’ve raised two sons and have moved several times over the years for Brad’s jobs. After living in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas, they currently reside in Cranberry Township. “It’s nice to be back, as we’ve always considered Pittsburgh home,” says Wendy. “We’re close to the activities we love, including biking, whitewater rafting, golfing and skiing. We are also avid Mountaineer fans and always enjoy our time returning to WVU.”
Brad is Vice President of Engineering and IT for FedEx Supply Chain. Brad and Wendy joined Tocqueville in 2018 when Brad was the FedEx Officer Champion for United Way and FedEx Cares campaign at FedEx Supply Chain. However, they’ve been donors for over 30 years. “Our engagement with the United Way has grown our understanding of how much they support our communities in need, and we trust that our donations are going to the people and organizations with the greatest needs,” says Brad.
Wendy and Brad have become more deeply involved in philanthropy since the passing of their 10-year-old nephew, who died from a rare brain cancer. “That experience pushed us to further engage in our community. It was a sad time with an outpouring of love and inspiration from many different directions,” says Wendy. In addition to United Way, Wendy and Brad have been actively involved with the Cranberry Township Youth Football Association, Bible Study Fellowship, ManeGait Equine Therapeutic Horse Ranch (TX), March of Dimes, and Children’s Hospital. Brad has also served on the WVU Industrial Engineering Academy and the Institute of Industrial Systems Engineering Industry Advisory Board over the years.
Wendy and Brad encourage anyone who has thought about joining United Way’s Tocqueville Society to make the leap. Not only to make an impact but also to engage with other members, hear their stories and learn more deeply about the programs supported by United Way’s efforts.