Tuesday, September 04, 2012
United Way of Perth-Huron
Media Personalities Elizabeth Cooper and Nick Sawicki Bring Energy and Enthusiasm to United Way as Campaign Co-Chairs
Campaign 2012 is just around the corner and United Way Perth-Huron has been gathering their team of volunteers. Among these volunteers are the new 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Cooper and Nick Sawicki.
“The role of the campaign chair is to be the spokesperson of the campaign and provide the leadership, motivation and energy to inspire donors, volunteers, and the community as a whole throughout the duration of the campaign,” explains Ryan Erb, Executive Director of United Way Perth-Huron.
Both Elizabeth and Nick come with a wealth of experience as media personalities and have demonstrated genuine care for the people of Perth and Huron Counties.
Elizabeth Cooper grew up in Huron County and has lived in Stratford for almost 20 years. Her love of writing, media and the arts has followed her throughout her career. She’s a graduate of Fanshawe College and a current undergrad at the University of Waterloo. She has worked for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival as its Publications Co-ordinator, was one of the founders of the Stratford City Gazette, and was the website co-ordinator, head copywriter, and back-up newscaster for Stratford’s radio stations CJCS and MIX FM.
Elizabeth is also an active community citizen as a board member and volunteer for many local causes and charitable organizations, including acting with the Stratford Community Players. She is currently the personality behind “i on Stratford” as its Content Editor.
Most recently, Elizabeth successfully co-edited the book entitled, “Not Like Any Other Sunday”. A portion of the sales proceeds (over $21,000) went back into the Town of Goderich to Victim Services of Huron County and to the town’s reforestation project after the tornado.
Nick was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario. He attended Humber College for Radio Broadcasting and worked as a radio broadcaster in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Nick has returned to Ontario and is now a radio personality for The ONE Morning Show of 101.7 The One, based in Wingham Ontario.
Nick’s love of people and building of community is apparent in his wealth of volunteer work. While in Alberta he volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Relay for Life, Fort McMurray Multicultural Society, Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta, Volunteer Wood Buffalo, Northern Lights Health Foundation (radiothon, MC Spring Fling, Festival of Trees), Keyano College Foundation, United Way Fort McMurray, Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Children’s June Bug Fest (put on by The HUB Family Resource Centre, which receives funding from United Way).
Nick continued to give back to his community after transferring to Ontario through his contributions to: CKNX Radiothon, Heels for Hospitals in Clifford, Goderich Kinsmen TV Auction, MC and Honourary Chair MS Walk Kincardine, MC Paddyfest Ambassador Competition, Belmore Maple Syrup Feast, and Disable the Label: MC Mental Health Awareness event at Chesley DSS.
Lesley Spencer-Cooper, Campaign and Resource Development Manager is excited to have them on the team; she says, “Nick and Elizabeth enthusiastically committed to volunteer through this year’s campaign by hosting events, sharing the messaging and energizing the campaign. We can already say that they are a joy to work with! Please join us in welcoming Nick and Elizabeth to United Way Perth-Huron as they kick-off this year’s campaign on Monday, September 17th, 2012.”
Resource Development Manager of United Way Perth-Huron
519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867