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C-Forward president tapped to chair annual United Way fund-raising campaign in region


Fort Thomas resident Brent Cooper, C-Forward president, will chair the 2014 United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky annual campaign.
 
“Having served in a number of community organizations over the years, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact United Way has on our community. Our goals are the same … we all have a vested interest in ensuring our community will continue to progress and our children will have a better future,” Cooper said.
 

   Brent Cooper (Photo from C-Forward)

Brent Cooper (Photo from C-Forward)

“United Way is uniquely able to take good ideas that support our community’s education, financial stability and health to scale, and we all must rally behind this effort to make Northern Kentucky a better place to live, work, play and raise a family,” he said.
 
Cooper recently served as interim president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and was past chair of both the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board. In December, he completed his service as secretary of the Gateway Community and Technical College Board.
 
He is a current member of the Covington Partners Board, the Kentucky State Chamber Board and the Northern Kentucky Education Council. He also serves on the Fort Thomas Planning Commission.
 
As Northern Kentucky campaign chair, Cooper is part of the regional campaign cabinet for United Way of Greater Cincinnati. He has recruited his Northern Kentucky cabinet and begun meeting with business and community leaders throughout the region. The campaign, itself, kicks off Aug. 27 at Fountain Square.
 
Northern Kentucky campaign cabinet members include:
 
• Carri Chandler, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc.
• Niki Clare, Citi
• Mark Exterkamp, Bank of Kentucky
• Karen Finan, Gilman Partners
• Kristi Nelson, Pomeroy
• Kirk Reich, AK Steel
• Phil Schworer, Frost Brown Todd
• Mike Sipple Jr., Centennial Inc.
• Angie Taylor, Gateway Community and Technical College
 
In 2013, Northern Kentucky raised $4.6 million, a 10 percent increase over 2012 and the highest United Way campaign result in the area’s history.
 
The annual United Way campaign includes Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties and the Middletown area in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Southeastern Indiana. It is a fund-raising partnership of United Way and the Greater Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross.
 
From C-Forward


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