Morrisville, NC – United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) announced Amy Baker, Assurance Partner and Office Managing Partner at EY, Raleigh has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors.
Baker served on the 2014 UWGT Campaign Committee and has been an active advocate for United Way within EY, this year organizing a day of service for over 130 employees that included a Poverty Simulation exercise and packing event that yielded 16,000 meals for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
During the event, Baker expressed a desire for participants to gain insight into the issues facing our community. “To have people get a sense of what it’s like to live in poverty; to understand their stresses around things we take for granted—the security of a home, reliable transportation, quality childcare—I believe leads to more compassionate responses. And the chance to give back through the meal packing, made it a powerful and gratifying day for all. I intend to bring this passion for the issues and my depth of experience in the corporate sector to my Board service to help United Way move its work forward,” commented Baker.
Baker has over twenty-one years of experience with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), serving both privately held and publicly owned companies, with significant expertise in international companies. She has served in leadership roles with the organization, including Carolinas Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Resource Production Leader for Raleigh/Greensboro, and Executive Sponsor, Professional Women’s Network. She also served on its Southeast Area Diversity Steering Committee. Her degrees—M.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Business Administration—are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Baker is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to her work with United Way, Baker’s community involvement includes service to Kids Voting, Women’s Institute, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce as well as mentoring to high school girls.
“We are incredibly pleased to have Amy join us as we embark on this important new chapter for United Way,” observed JR Shearin, Chair of UWGT’s Board of Directors. “Her business acumen and her demonstrated desire to raise awareness of the issues facing our communities, gives the Board an important advocate for our work.”
United Way of the Greater Triangle is committed to being a catalyst for positive, lasting community change within the Triangle region—Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina. Its work with a network of nonprofits, businesses, government and community leaders builds resources, focuses investments, and fosters partnerships to address basic needs and improve early learning, health and well-being, educational equity, household stability, and economic security for low income families and children.
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About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)
United Way is committed to supporting immediate basic needs and working toward long-term, sustainable solutions to some of the area’s most pressing issues in four North Carolina counties, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake. A new focus on low income families and children uses a collaborative approach to dramatically change the course of their futures. UWGT actively mobilizes the caring power of communities to build resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships to improve lives and inspire generations of achievement.
Learn more about UWGT’s work at unitedwaytriangle.org or volunteer opportunities at https://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/volunteer.
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