United Way Welcomes New Staff Members

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United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore is pleased to announce the addition of their two new Community Outreach Coordinators serving the lower four counties, Claire Otterbein and Caroline Phillips.

Otterbein, raised in Ocean City, Maryland, is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in art history. She brings over 15 years of nonprofit experience, including Executive Leadership with the Julia A. Purnell Museum, Worcester County GOLD and the Crisfield Heritage Foundation before joining the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors at the Julia A. Purnell Museum and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project.

Phillips earned a degree, while playing Division I Field Hockey, in Political Science from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to serve her home community, Caroline served at both the Ronald McDonald House Charity and the Development Office at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 74th year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 80 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. United Way provides over $1.6 million to community programs, impacting 1 of every 3 individuals on the Lower Shore. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.

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