Mount Union President Jack Ewing Receives United Way Gold Key Award
April 27, 2010
United Way of Greater Stark County has presented Gold Key Awards to three key individuals who served as the leaders and catalyst for the formation of the new United Way, including Dr. John L. Ewing Jr., president of the Board of Trustees of the Alliance Area United Way and president of Mount Union College.
Awards were also presented to Michael P. Gill, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Central Stark County and Ramon Martinez, president of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Western Stark County.
The Gold Key Award is the highest recognition given to volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership to United Way and its service providers. Gill, Ewing and Martinez lead the Task Force, comprised of members from the three founding United Ways, which developed the plan to establish a new countywide United Way and developed the implementation strategies. Gill served as Task Force chairman and Ewing and Martinez served as Task Force vice-chairmen.
Ewing is the tenth president of Mount Union College. Prior to his appointment, he served as president of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Active in the community, Ewing serves on the boards of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce, Alliance Area Development Foundation, the Alliance Area United Way, the Stark Development Board and several other county and community groups.
The United Way of Greater Stark County is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build community. The United Way of Greater Stark County is founded by the Alliance Area United Way, the United Way of Central Stark County and the United Way of Western Stark County and will serve all of Stark County and parts of Carroll, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage and Wayne Counties. The new United Way will have a combined campaign of over $8.5 million serving a population of more than 400,000 and funding programs and services at over 60 local human service agencies.