Welcome, new VP of Communications & Volunteerism, Stacey Funderburk

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United Way of the Ozarks selects Stacey Funderburk as Vice President of Communication and Volunteerism

United Way of the Ozarks welcomes Stacey Funderburk to serve as the organization’s Vice President of Communication and Volunteerism.  Ms. Funderburk will begin in this role April 5.  United Way of the Ozarks has held this position vacant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Funderburk retired from Missouri State University after more than 25 years of marketing and communications service where she most recently served as Director of Editorial and Design Services. During that time, she helped establish, manage and grow the institutional brand, as well as develop and deploy content and marketing strategies for print, web, email and social media channels.  Ms. Funderburk was awarded the Staff Excellence in University Service Award in 2006.

The Vice President of Communication and Volunteerism is a key member of United Way of the Ozarks’ leadership team and serves as the principal advisor to the President/CEO regarding communication and volunteerism matters. 

 Initial efforts will support the reengineering of the community investment process, working with local media to “tell the story” of partner nonprofits, planning the annual Day of Caring events and developing the new Loaned Executive Academy Program (LEAP) and Women United! program.