Paul Lotharius Joins United Way of Lake County’s Board
Recently, United Way of Lake County welcomed several new members to their Board of Directors. We will be highlighting each of the new members on our blog. Next up, hear from Paul Lotharius, President and CEO of HealthFitness at Trustmark Companies, about why he decided to join the Board.
What inspired you to join United Way of Lake County’s Board of Directors?
My family and I are so fortunate for what we have in life, and I feel a need to give back and help others. I think there is also an element of connectedness that is important. I am so isolated from the rest of the world in my normal daily routines. For me, joining the UWLC Board is a way of feeling connected to, and a part of, something that is bigger than just me and my family. It’s a way to touch someone else’s life in some small way that I would never be able to touch otherwise.
What aspect of United Way’s work do you connect most with and why?
My family tends to focus our giving on education-related services. We believe strongly that a good education is the surest path to long-term success. Because of that, I can relate strongly with the early learning focus of UWLC. I think programs like Success By 6 are vitally important in our community.
Why do you think it is important to support United Way’s mission?
I’ve had the opportunity to work with the local United Way leadership here in Lake County, and I see how passionate and committed they are to our community. They are on the front lines of serving the needs of those who truly are struggling. I trust United Way’s leadership team to identify where to focus discretionary dollars to provide the most help.
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