Neu hired as director of community development for the United Way

SIDNEY – Shelby County United Way has announced the addition of Emily Neu as Director of Community Development.

Neu brings a wealth of professional and nonprofit experience to this new role. She has over 25 years of marketing and sales experience, including the last 18 years as Director of Marketing at Conagra Brands. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Wright State University and her master’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University.

She cares deeply for Shelby County and was a board member and past chair of the Alpha Community Center Board of Directors. She is the current chair of the board of Mercy Mission House, where she successfully led a $1.3 million fundraising campaign in six months. The successful campaign led to the renovation of Full Gospel Church into a non-profit campus which now houses Alpha Community Center, Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, Mercy Mission House, Bridges Community Action and Church Community of Hope.

“I am so excited and feel blessed to be part of the incredible team at Shelby County United Way. I am thrilled to be able to use my skills to further support our community. I believe God has called me to this position. full time to serve others,” Neu said.

The position of Director of Community Development was created to complement the work of the President and CEO to help increase revenue from workplace campaigns, corporate and individual giving, planned giving and social media campaigns. She will also participate in marketing, planning, community collaborations and partnership programming, including annual stipends.

Scott Barr, President and CEO of SCUW, said, “Emily will be a terrific addition to our team and will bring great expertise and community relations to this role. We will work together to generate more revenue to invest in the community and partner agencies to make Shelby County a better place for all residents.

Chad Hollinger, Chairman of the Board of SCUW, said, The Shelby County United Way Board of Directors is delighted to expand our staff positions to include a Director of Community Development. This position will help our organization grow its annual campaign and build on our organization’s past successes. Emily Neu is a perfect fit for this position. His significant expertise in the development and growth of nonprofit organizations, marketing, and his knowledge of the community will all be tremendous assets as we continue to take Shelby County United Way’s annual campaign to new levels.

Neu will begin her new full-time role in early July and can be contacted at [email protected] or 937-637-1714

Shelby County United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in Shelby County. It does this by financially supporting successful agency partnerships that enable a safe, healthy, and caring community. Shelby County United Way is a community leader investing more than $1 million annually through partner agency relationships and community grants. More than just fundraising, United Way partners with businesses, nonprofits, government, and civic organizations to help meet the social service needs of the community.


Norma P. Rex