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Nonprofit offering free professional development opportunity
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Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 01:05

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United Way of Martin County is seeking community-minded professionals to volunteer in the 2012-13 loaned executive program.

Loaned executives will have an opportunity make a big difference in their community, as they'll see first-hand how local contributions are put to work improving lives.

The program is also a networking opportunity and allows participants to raise the visibility of their businesses, while participating in United Way's multi-million fundraising campaign.

Funds raised during the annual campaign benefit United Way programs such as teen mentoring that helps children improve school attendance, grades and behavior; employment internships to students with disabilities that leads to competitive jobs and helping local residents save money on prescription drugs.

"This program has a strong and successful tradition with United Way, it has always worked to help us minimize our operating costs while maximizing United Way's impact in the community," said Lucy Corley, development director at United Way.

"Being a loaned executive is a memorable experience, as well as a resume and leadership builder, and each participate gains knowledge that the health and human services available in our community also provide an added value."

The traditional loaned executive is a business professional who's seeking to make new business contacts, however, because of Martin County's unique demographics, the help and experience of retired professionals is welcome, especially those with past loaned executive experience.

A two-part loaned executive training workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17. For more information, call (772) 283-4800, Ext. 222 or email lcorley@unitedwaymartincounty.org.

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