United Way of the Ozarks is pleased to announce the naming of Rachael Walsh as vice president of resource development. Walsh began the role May 10 after serving as the organization’s director of resource development since 2018.
The vice president of resource development is a key member of the United Way of the Ozarks’ leadership team and serves as the primary donor relationship manger. In this role, Walsh will foster community ownership with current and potential donors.
“Rachael’s ability to help connect and strengthen financial support to our community’s education, health and financial stability resource needs is vital to the Ozarks,” says Greg Burris, president and CEO of United Way of the Ozarks. “We’re excited to have Rachael lead our resource development efforts, which will ultimately result in improving the lives of thousands of children, adults and families in our community.”
Nonprofit and business background
Walsh brings experience from both the nonprofit and business sectors to the role. She formerly served as marketing and events coordinator for Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Her private industry experience includes marketing, events and management roles at Obelisk Home, Metropolitan Farmer and Barley Wheat and Rye Social House.
As vice president for resource development, Walsh will raise community funds to aid the re-engineering of the community investment process that will focus efforts on addressing root causes of poverty, as well as crisis intervention.
Walsh is a member of the Leadership Springfield Signature Class 40.
United Way of the Ozarks held the vice president position vacant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.