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United Way of the Quad Cities announced today that local veteran fundraising professional, Jennifer von Kaenel has been named Senior Vice President, Resource Development, starting January 28, 2019. She returns to the organization where she served as Vice President of Major Gifts and Endowment from 2004-2005.   “We’re excited to welcome Jen back to the United Way family,” said Rene Gellerman, president and CEO. “Jen’s passion to be a difference-maker is contagious. She’s motivated by a strong commitment to service – to people and our community. This makes her a great fit with our staff,...
Eyebrows furrow. Shoulders shrug. Eyes cast downward. We’ve all been in that moment when “good enough” is the achievement.

Then, we look up. We lift our heads and see our community’s champions challenging the status quo.

We see leaders like Reverend Dwight Ford working relentlessly to restore lives and rebuild communities.  We see heroes like Tracy White mentoring at-risk young African American boys to help them find their best life path. We see our business community and legions of volunteers like entrepreneur, Sean Moeller, investing countless hours to make big community goals a...

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