The Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis has named Adam Koishor, chief marketing officer for Scott Credit Union, as chair of its 2015 fundraising campaign.
Koishor, who lives in Highland with his wife, Debbie, and their three children, has been a strong supporter of United Way for many years as a donor, board member, executive committee member and volunteer.
“Serving the community is very important to me and to Scott Credit Union,” Koishor said. “United Way is an outstanding organization that supports many agencies and causes in our local community all at the same time, and I’m honored to play a role in helping people live their best possible lives as the 2015 campaign chair.”
In addition, Koishor has played a critical part for the past nine years in the annual Scott Credit Union Golf Scramble, which solely benefits United Way. This year’s Scramble raised nearly $25,000 to help local people.
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United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division, which serves Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties, will kick off the 2015 campaign with a special event on Thursday, Sept. 3 in Edwardsville. Nearly 40 local agencies are supported by the Southwest Illinois Division campaign, helping more than 200,000 people each year.
“It always impresses me how generous people are with their time, talents and treasure through United Way when those in our community need help,” Koishor said. “Being involved with United Way has an incredibly positive impact on my life getting to work with such inspiring people who are stepping up and truly making an impact. Seeing the difference United Way and its partner agencies make for the better in our community is something I want to be a part of each and every day.”
Last year, United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division campaign was chaired by Joann Barton, senior vice president for TheBANK of Edwardsville, and raised more than $1.76 million. Regionally, United Way of Greater St. Louis surpassed its goal of $72.5 million to help people throughout 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois.