Adrian, MI – United Way Executive Director, Connie Carroll, is retiring after 25 years with the agency. Connie was hired as the Associate Director in 1997, and in 2008, she became the Executive Director. Over 25 years, Connie helped many underserved individuals, families and groups in the Monroe and Lenawee communities.
In her years as Executive Director, Connie helped to raise over $12.1 million to fund annually over thirty-five agency programs to meet urgent health, education, and financial stability needs. She has held numerous leadership positions with many area human services committees, groups, initiatives, and boards.
The community is welcome to join in Connie’s retirement celebration at an open house on Tuesday, June 14th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the UW Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 671 union hall at 309 Detroit Ave., Monroe, MI. A formal ceremony will take place at 5:00 PM. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of gifts, Connie’s wishes are donations to the United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties.
Connie is originally from Chillicothe, Ohio, and she came to Monroe in 1974. Prior to working for the United Way, Connie spent 18 years with the Monroe County Employment and Training Department as an employment counselor. She still interacts with many former clients (“kids”) who she helped get their first job. She loves it when her “kids” reach out and share how well they are doing and how she positively affected their lives.
Connie plans to spend time with her family: her three sons, grandchildren and two great grandsons, and visit her sister and her family in Iowa. Connie is also an avid gardener and enjoys living across the street from Lake Erie in Detroit Beach. She plans to continue volunteering for her beloved community as well.
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*Media Courtesy of the United Way*