Following an influential line of dedicated leaders committed to making a difference in Galveston, Rochkind Insurance CEO Hal Rochkind will serve as United Way of Galveston’s 2018 – 2019 Annual Campaign Chair. As Chair, he will champion the volunteers who raise funds at businesses to support the health and human service work of United Way and its partner agencies.
“I said yes to serving as chair for this campaign because United Way helps so many of the agencies I’m involved with. I am the current president of Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, a board member of Advocacy Center for Children, past board member and two time president of Galveston ISD Educational Foundation and of course past president of Rotary,” said Hal Rochkind.
In 2017, United Way of Galveston raised more than $1 million for their 24 partner agencies through the workplace giving campaign. In addition, United Way of Galveston helped raise, deploy, and leverage nearly $4 million in recovery funds to help Galveston County flood victims recover from Hurricane Harvey. Rochkind and a cabinet of volunteers have set the 2018 Campaign Goal, which will be announced at a Kick-off Luncheon on August 30 at Moody Gardens Hotel.
“I see the United Way as the comprehensive helping hand. They are the glue of all of our wonderful non-profits in Galveston,” said Rochkind. “Giving to United Way allows you to effect change, because their 24 Partner Agencies work together to tackle the root causes of Galveston’s most pressing issues. Our shared belief that everyone in Galveston deserves the opportunity to thrive is the reason I LIVE UNITED.”
About United Way of Galveston: United Way of Galveston isn’t a single-issue charity. We treat 360° of need. United Way tackles complex social problems by surrounding Galveston with local solutions in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health, the essential components of a thriving community. We don’t just do good, we go further and we do more. And when you support us, you do too. Because united, we help those who want to do good, do great. We identify and evaluate the best programs in our community. We award hundreds of thousands of dollars to local organizations so they can do more. We help them improve effectiveness, efficiency, and navigate the non-profit world. We set robust goals and measure progress. We develop and invest in new solutions to longstanding problems. We raise awareness, mobilize volunteers, create partnerships and advocate to address critical issues. We only invest in our local community; we’ve been a trusted community partner for 95 years. To learn more, please visit www.UWGalv.org.