MORRISVILLE, NC (May 27, 2014) – George Habel, Executive Vice President with Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. has been named the 2014 Community Outreach and Campaign Cabinet Chair by United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT). In this role, he will strengthen community relationships, increase awareness and visibility, engage community partners and lead fundraising efforts. Habel has over 20 years of service with United Way in a myriad of volunteer functions, including Community Impact committees and the Campaign Cabinet.
“We are excited to have George lead United Way’s 2014 campaign,” said JR Shearin, UWGT board chair. “George’s knowledge and love for this community will be a valuable asset as we engage with partners across sectors to develop new and creative solutions to this area’s most pressing needs.”
“I am eager to help tell the story of the evolution of United Way from a strictly fundraising organization to one that is also actively engaged in the community,” said Habel. “It will be a pleasure to work with a great group of dedicated individuals and build upon the successes of previous years.”
The 2013 Campaign achieved its goal of a 4% increase over the prior year and the Board approved a 10% increase to $5.8 million in community investment to support the work of nonprofit agency partners and fund new Community Impact initiatives in the four counties served by UWGT. The Campaign also raised $5.3 million in donor-designated funds which is being distributed throughout 2014.
Habel is responsible for Capitol Broadcasting’s sports marketing enterprises including the Durham Bulls and three sports radio stations—The Fan, The Buzz and ESPN Deportes. He began his career with CBC in 1983 after 10 years as a radio announcer and award-winning news reporter. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Habel, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Cindy. They have three adult children.
About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)
By working with nonprofit partners, corporations, community and county leaders, along with thousands of volunteers and donors, United Way of the Greater Triangle is creating significant community change in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina through an emphasis on achieving specific results and developing lasting solutions to some of our area’s most pressing issues in Financial Stability, Health, and Education. Learn more about UWGT’s work at www.unitedwaytriangle.org or find out about volunteer opportunities at www.unitedwaytriangle.org/vol.