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Sandra Toussaint-Burgher named Interim Chief Executive Officer for United Way of Greater Mercer County

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (September 26, 2016) – United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC), a nonprofit organization that improves the financial stability, self-sufficiency, and health of Mercer County residents, announced today that Sandra Toussaint-Burgher has been named Interim President and CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County.

Former President and CEO, Herbert Klein III, stepped down after nearly 6 years of service to UWGMC, where he led its transformation to an outcomes and results-driven organization.

For two years, Ms. Toussaint-Burgher held the position of Vice President of Resource Development at UWGMC, where she served as lead strategist for cultivating revenue streams. Ms. Toussaint-Burgher is excited for the future of United Way in Mercer County, “A tremendous foundation has been laid for growth in the areas of Education, Income and Health, and it is an exciting time to be a part of United Way.”

According to Scott Nelson, UWGMC board chair, “Sandra is very well qualified to lead our organization. I am confident that she will effectively continue UWGMC’s strategy.  Sandra has the full support of UWGMC’s board of trustees” 

Ms. Toussaint-Burgher has over fifteen years’ experience in fundraising, strategic partnerships and marketing. Prior to joining UWGMC, she served as Director of Development for an educational nonprofit in New York City, Youth Communication Inc. Ms. Toussaint-Burgher has held a number of senior positions at local and national organizations including Special Olympics and Twenty-First Century Foundation.

UWGMC will conduct a search process for a permanent CEO.

About United Way of Greater Mercer County:
We empower the community to take a leading role in helping achieve personal and family self-sufficiency. We have a focus on education, income and health, which we believe as the fundamental building blocks for a good quality of life.

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