David Decker Named NPUW Interim Executive Director

Press Release: David Decker Named North Penn United Way's Interim Executive Director

KULPSVILLE, PA – November 18, 2014 - The North Penn United Way’s Board of Directors President, Theresa Schwartzer, has named David Decker the Interim Executive Director. Decker will fulfill the role until an official search begins.

“I am very happy to be working with Dave as the interim executive director,” said Schwartzer.  “His work with the North Penn United Way in the last two years made him a great candidate.  The team we have in place is making an impact in our communities in the areas of education, income and health.  With Dave’s leadership we will continue to move that needle.”

Decker has worked with the NPUW as a consultant since 2012, assisting with several facets of the organization. He assisted Linda Abram, Director of Community Impact, with the implementation of the organization’s Community Investment Program. Decker also worked closely with former Executive Director Sarah Whetstone on NPUW’s performance accountability structure.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Decker held multiple positions within in the North Penn School District for 39 years, his last being Manager of Research and Program Assessment.

“With the support of the North Penn United Way’s board of directors, donors, partners, its volunteers, and the talented and dedicated staff, this United Way continues to make a difference in our community,” said Decker. “I’m honored to be asked to help support this work during North Penn United Way’s transition period.”


For more information on the North Penn United Way, or to interview Theresa Schwartzer or David Decker, contact Amanda Piccirilli at (215) 855-3002, a.piccirilli@npuw.org or www.npuw.org.

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About North Penn United Way
The North Penn United Way (NPUW) is a volunteer-driven organization that works to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all in the North Penn and Indian Valley communities. Founded in 1945 by the business community, the North Penn United Way recruits and mobilizes people and organizations from across the region that bring passion, expertise and the resources needed to meet targeted goals.  Through collaboration, programming and a tradition of leadership, the North Penn United Way focuses on the following three goals: All Students Succeed in School; All Older Adults are as Independent and Community Connected as Possible; and All Residents have a Strong Safety Net.

The North Penn United Way serves, and is comprised of you, your neighbors, your friends, and your coworkers. The North Penn United Way is one of approximately 1,800 affiliated United Ways worldwide. Each United Way is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers.  Visit www.npuw.org for more information.