• United Way of Skagit County Executive Director Announces Retirement

    January 22, 2020
    Burlington – After 10 years with the United Way of Skagit County, Executive Director Debra Lancaster has announced she is retiring in June 2020.
    Lancaster said, "It’s been a joy to work with the United Way board, staff and other nonprofit leaders for the past 10 years. I’m proud to have been a part of the transformation that has positioned United Way to build a brighter future for everyone in Skagit County."
    United Way of Skagit County Board President Andrew Entrikin said, “The Board recognizes Debra's very significant contributions and congratulates her on a job well done. Best wishes for a long, healthy and happy retirement.”
    The United Way Board of Directors will begin the process of hiring her replacement, said Entrikin. Applications will be available February 10 at unitedwayskagit.org and the deadline for submissions will be March 6.
    During Debra's 10 years, the United Way raised more than $11 million dollars to help make Skagit County a better place for everyone. She led the Board through a change in how United Way supports the community through Collective Impact and working collaboratively with other organizations. Debra has developed an incredible United Way staff organization that is significantly contributing to our community. Some of the signature United Way programs that Debra helped to launch and that are delivering results today are Welcome Baby, We're Reading and Financial People Project.
    Debra is a member of the Children's Council, Population Health Trust and a number of other coalitions and boards, including the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC).