Staff Spotlight: Robert Szarzynski
Welcome to this week’s Familiar Faces Friday! Today we are introducing Robert Szarzynski who works as our Manager of Donor Services. Read on to learn more about Robert and his work here at United Way of Lake County!
When did you start working at United Way of Lake County?
I began as a Loaned Executive working on campaigns, part-time, in August of 2017. Subsequently, I was lucky enough to begin full-time in January of 2018.
What is your title and role?
As Manager, Donor Services, I am responsible for providing operational and business support for the Resource Development team in the areas of reporting, analysis, data tracking, and research, benchmarking.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
I have always been a big fan of the United Way of Lake County and the work we do. I jumped at the opportunity to add my talents to the mix.
Which of United Way’s programs do you connect to most and why?
They are all amazing, but Reading Success is my favorite. Perhaps I am biased because I have been a volunteer with Reading Success for a few years now. I live in Waukegan. Unfortunately, sometimes schools and students in Waukegan get a bad rap. Living here, I know this isn’t true and it is so great to confirm that by spending time with these extraordinary students.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
I like the work but I love the people. I have never worked with a more diverse and talented group. The employees at United Way of Lake County really care about the community we serve as well as their co-workers.
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
My wife and I are big time music fans. We travel to Chicago and Milwaukee as often as we can to see live music. I like smaller venues but we have also been to large fests such as Lollapalooza and Riot Fest in Chicago and Jazz Fest in New Orleans. I also enjoy spending time with my three daughters Taylor (24), Ella (18) and Vaughan (15) and giving them the business as often as I can.
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