Rachael Alwin, Major Gifts & Planned Giving Director
Rachael focuses on creating and cultivating relationships with major and planned givers, assists Alexis de Tocqueville Society campaign volunteers, and helps individuals leave a legacy through a planned gift to Sioux Empire United Way.
Jill Chedester, Administrative Associate
Jill is the first face you see in our office on a typical day as she greets guests and volunteers. Additionally, Jill coordinates Imagination Library, Connecting Kids, Heart Club recognition, AED grants, and other special projects.
Ivy Cirillo, Marketing Associate
Ivy manages Sioux Empire United Way's social media channels, and digital communications and assists in the development and execution of marketing initiatives.
Taryn Latza, Campaign Director
Taryn plans and organizes the annual campaign, develops and implements fundraising strategies, and recruits, trains, and motivates volunteers to achieve success.
Katie Popowski, Marketing Director
Katie leads the development and execution of marketing strategies to promote the functions of Sioux Empire United Way, partner agencies, and community programs.
Christina Riss, Chief Operations Officer
Christina actively works to plan, coordinate and direct Community Impact division activities, to include leading the community impact funding process and developing and maintaining effective relationships with agencies. She works in partnership with the President to manage the affairs of the overall operations including budgeting, strategic planning, staff management, staff development, and leadership.
Alan H. Turner II, President/Chief Executive Officer
Alan provides the overall strategic vision and leadership to a talented professional team, as well as to a dedicated board, community volunteers, agency partners, and organizational stakeholders. He oversees the effective and efficient daily operations of the SEUW.
Heather Viergutz-McDonald, Finance Director
Heather leads all administrative and financial duties, including bookkeeping, budgeting, accounts receivable and accounts payable, and pledge processing and tracking from the fall campaign.
Shawna VW, Finance & Database Specialist
Shawna maintains our database of givers, generates reports, processes and tracks pledges from the fall campaign, and supports finance operations.