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United Way of the Wabash Valley Announces 2017 Community Resource Chairs PDF Print E-mail


Co-Chair PhotoTerre Haute, IN – The United Way of the Wabash Valley is proud to announce John Plasse and Jeff Fisher have been chosen to serve as the co-chairs of the organization's 2017 Community Resource Committee (formally Campaign Cabinet). This committee is responsible for raising the funds to support the work of the United Way of the Wabash Valley in its fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. "Mr. Plasse and Mr. Fisher have a great ability in bringing people together and inspiring them to take an active role in meeting the needs of our community," said Richard Payonk, Executive Director of the United Way of the Wabash Valley. "Demonstrating the public safety partnership goes to show we can all work together to help others."

Mr. Plasse, chief of the Terre Haute Police Department, is a current United Way board member. He has been a sworn member of the Terre Haute Police Department for over 31 years and Chief of Police since 2008. Mr. Plasse is a Sergeant Major in the 38th Infantry Division in the Indiana Army National Guard having served for 33 years and recently returned from his third tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Fisher, chief of the Terre Haute Fire Department, is a longtime volunteer for the United Way, having chaired the City's internal campaign for 9 years. He has been a member of the Terre Haute Fire Department for 28 years and Fire Chief for 10 years. Both men are strong advocates for our community and devote their time to a multitude of organizations.

Mr. Plasse and Mr. Fisher were chosen to lead this year because of their great ability to work together and show how partnerships can have a great effect on our community. "United Way has always been about the power of what can be accomplished in our community when we work together with a shared goal. We hope to be able to spread that mission in the community and demonstrate if we work together we can Do More," shared Mr. Plasse.

Through their roles, they hope to raise awareness about the struggles that many people in the community face daily. They are passionate about inspiring those that can give to support the important work of United Way and be a part of building a community where everyone has the chance to thrive. Mr. Fisher stated, "Our community needs help and thru this effort we hope to make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors."


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