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LeCompte named board chair for United Way’s Illinois Division

Belleville resident Peggy Lewis LeCompte will serve as auxiliary board chair for the United Way’s Illinois Division.
Belleville resident Peggy Lewis LeCompte will serve as auxiliary board chair for the United Way’s Illinois Division. Business Pluss++ Photography

Belleville resident and East St. Louis civic leader Peggy Lewis LeCompte will serve as the 2019 auxiliary board chair for United Way’s Illinois Division.

LeCompte, a retired educator who spent 40 years in East St. Louis School District 189, is actively involved in many community organizations through leadership roles.

“United Way has afforded me an opportunity to be personally involved in making a positive difference in the lives of many in our communities and I’m honored to serve as board chair for the Illinois Division,” LeCompte said in a statement released Tuesday . “United Way addresses the unique challenges of each community by strengthening families, improving access to health care, providing opportunities for children and young people, assisting during times of disaster and promoting financial growth.”

Other community roles for LeCompte include serving as vice president of Pearls of Power Foundation, parliamentarian of Franchell Boswell Education Foundation, fundraising and nominating committee chairman of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, chairman of the Trinity UMC Administrative Board and recording secretary of Women of Achievement St. Louis.

United Way’s Illinois Division serves the counties of Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair and helps more than 100,000 people in these counties each year.

Cara Anthony covers restaurants and retail for the Belleville News-Democrat, where she works to answer readers’ questions about restaurant openings, business closures and the best new dishes in the metro-east. She attended Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and grew up in East St. Louis.


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