Makinson to lead United Way campaign

In this Monday, June 20, 2016 photo, United Way Executive Director Lori Greer presents United Counties Warden Jamie MacDonald with a certificate of appreciation for helping with the UW campaign. Bill Makinson, a Cornwall native, will be the campaign chairman for the 2016 campaign. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall native with experience in the non-profit sector and community television will be leading this year’s United Way campaign.

It was announced at Tuesday morning’s United Way AGM at the United Counties building that Bill Makinson will be the campaign chair for 2016.

Makinson had been involved with Big Brothers Big Sister and also the Golf to End MS Tournament.

“I am extremely honoured to be asked to chair the United Way/Centraide SD&G Community Campaign. Being on the Board of Directors for a charitable organization for the last 10 years, I understand the hard work that goes into fundraising” Bill Makinson said.

“I believe in United Way/Centraide SD&G and I am really excited to be part of this great team,” he said.

There’s also a change at the United Way board has Nolan Quinn takes over the position of president from Danny Aikman, who is staying on as past president.

It was deja vu for Executive Director Lori Greer as she was at the United Counties building Monday to present county council with a certificate of appreciation for their help with last year’s campaign.