White Plains, NY (November 2019) – An award-winning journalist and business entrepreneur has been named United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s new Chief Impact Officer.
Faith Ann Butcher of Mahopac has served as UWWP’s Acting Chief Impact Officer since May 2019. She started with United Way in August 2018 as a Senior Director of Relationship Management. In her new role, Butcher reports to UWWP’s President and CEO Tom Gabriel, and will help formulate and implement policy, program, branding, and communications strategies.
“Faith’s solution-oriented approach and her understanding of the direct connection between funding and programs and marketing, makes her a great asset to this organization,’’ said Gabriel, who became the organization’s new President and CEO in September. “Her energy and talent will benefit this organization as we move forward.’’
Butcher has a unique background that includes experience in government as well as the nonprofit and business sectors and being an entrepreneur. She is the former executive director for Community Cares and an active community leader, who is the immediate past chairwoman for The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce. Faith was previously responsible for the communications of the Putnam County Executive, production manager for Halston Media and chief operations officer for Examiner Media.
Faith has been recognized as part of the 2013 Class of the Business Council of Westchester’s Rising Stars 40 under 40, as well as the 2014 class of the Putnam Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 Trailblazers. She has also won journalism awards from the Fair Media Council the New York Press Association.
Butcher said that her background has been the perfect preparation for what she described as her dream job.
“I can’t think of a more fulfilling job. Working for United Way of Westchester and Putnam allows me to do the work that I have always wanted to do serving the community.’’
Butcher was recently selected to participate in United Way’s Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD program is United Way’s exclusive engagement and professional development platform designed for high-performing and high-potential individuals who are committed to building their career within United Way.
Butcher graduated from SUNY Old Westbury in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in media and communications and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Design Technology at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY.