Sarah Whetstone Resigns as Executive Director of North Penn United Way

Press Release: Sarah Whetstone Resigns as Executive Director of North Penn United Way

Kulpsville, PA, October 6, 2014 – Sarah Whetstone, Executive Director of the North Penn United Way (NPUW), has resigned effective December 5, it was announced today.

M. Theresa Schwartzer, Chair of the NPUW Board of Directors, said that the organization thrived under Whetstone’s leadership, and she accepted the resignation with a heavy heart.

“The work that Sarah did in the last 8 years has taken our organization to a new level. She led the transformation of the North Penn United Way to a Community Impact model which will help us make lasting change for the North Penn, Indian Valley and beyond.  Her enthusiasm has been contagious, and we are a much stronger organization because of her passion and leadership,” said Schwartzer.

Whetstone said: “It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the North Penn United Way.  I believe in the United Way and its unique position to recruit the people, organizations and resources to get things done.  My parting thoughts may seem trite, but are heartfelt.  Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.”

Previous to her North Penn experience, Whetstone worked for 13 years with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in various capacities.

A search will begin shortly for Whetstone’s replacement.  

“Though these are challenging times for all nonprofit organizations, the United Way remains well-positioned to make a meaningful impact on our communities in the areas of education, income and health.  We have big shoes to fill in replacing Sarah Whetstone, but we will hire an individual who can continue the success and help guide the North Penn United Way through the future,” said Schwartzer.  

About the North Penn United Way
United Way advances the common good by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, health, and income. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering.  The North Penn United Way (NPUW) is a charitable, non-profit 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, NPUW recruits and mobilizes people and organizations from across the region that bring passion, expertise and the resources needed to meet targeted goals.  Through investments, collaboration, and a tradition of leadership, NPUW is working to accomplish 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

For more information, contact Theresa Schwartzer, 215-721-2540