United Way of Greater Cincinnati is proud to announce that First Financial President/CEO Archie Brown will chair our 2019 community campaign.
Additionally, Cynthia Booth, a member of the First Financial board of directors, will serve as vice-chair of the 2019 United Way of Greater Cincinnati campaign. Ms. Booth is the President and CEO of COBCO Enterprises, LLC and has held various executive positions at Firstar Bank (now U.S. Bank) in Cincinnati. She is active in many civic and community organizations, including serving as a director of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and a director of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she also recently completed a two-year term as treasurer.
In their leadership roles at the sixth largest United Way in the country, Brown and Booth will engage with volunteers and United Way staff in working with thousands of corporate and community partners. The local campaign annually raises funds that help the United Way unite communities to change lives by investing in programs that sustain the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.
Brown’s longstanding support of United Way, dating back to the early 1980s, makes him the ideal executive to energize the 2019 campaign. “I’ve had family members who benefited from the work of United Way agencies, and that makes it more personal,” Brown said. “United Way is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of families in our communities. Through its relationships with the business community, government and the more than 140 agency partners serving 329,000 lives, it’s able to make life-changing impact. I am very pleased to be part of this campaign during such an important year.”
Booth also is an experienced United Way volunteer who has an extreme passion for serving her hometown. Setting a high standard, Booth added, “It will take all of us together to make this campaign extraordinary. This is our year to take it to a new level.”
Along with Archie and Cynthia, several past United Way campaign chairs are also coming together to support this year’s campaign. More information about that effort will be released in the coming months.