Executive Director - Caprice Hover
The United Way of Rutland County is pleased to announce that Caprice Hover is becoming its Executive Director. Most recently, Caprice has been the Executive Director of the Rutland County Parent Child Center. Caprice replaces Jim Kahle who has been acting as interim executive director. Mr. Kahle is assuming the position of Board Chair.
“I am so excited to be joining the team at the United Way of Rutland County,” said Ms. Hover. “I have spent 30 years advocating, fundraising, developing programs and mentoring families and agencies in our community. I am thrilled to take the experiences and knowledge I have gained to work with businesses and non-profits in a new way. I am passionate about the ability to be creative and thinking big when it comes to addressing the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community. The United Way of Rutland County offers this ability through their Community Impact model allowing for flexibility and out of the box thinking. I look forward to serving the community in this new endeavor.”
“The Board of Directors of the United Way is excited to have Caprice joining our organization,” said Mr. Kahle. “Caprice brings a combination of experience, passion, knowledge, and energy to the United Way. Her genuine concern for the people of the region, and her abilities to implement positive change are well known. We feel lucky to have her coming on board.” The United Way of Rutland County has been advocating and collaborating for the benefit of the region’s citizens for over 70 years. The organizations mission is, “to identify needs and facilitate solutions through community collaborations.”
Associate Director - Jona Farwell
The United Way of Rutland County is pleased to announce the hiring of our newest team member. Filling the role of Associate Director, Jona Farwell has joined us in our mission to create stronger communities. Throughout her career, Jona has worked in community systems and is excited to bring her collaborative experiences to the United Way. Her compassion, intellect and her ability to bring quality programs and partnerships in addressing the needs of children and families will allow us to continue to be creative in addressing the health education and financial stability of our county.
Of her new role, Jona says " I already feel at home with the United Way. I have had the pleasure of working in various capacities, mainly in early childhood and family systems, throughout the greater Rutland area. I feel honored to be able to bring that experience and the knowledge I've gained into this new role. Under Caprice's direction the United Way has made a lot of traction in our community and I am excited to be a part of that going forward."
Please stop by our offices, located at 88 Park Street to say hello to Jona today!