Wright is the Community President of Star Financial Bank in Columbia City. He has been a Whitley County resident for nearly thirty years. He brings experience to the United Way campaign having served on the Allen County campaign during the time he was employed in Fort Wayne.
Wright is a strong supporter of United Way. He believes that local people supporting local agencies is the most effective way to serve the needs of a community. As United Way chair, Wright will be contacting local businesses in an effort to get them to participate in employee payroll deduction programs.
Payroll deductions are the backbone of United Way fundraising. Companies that allow payroll deductions make it easier for individuals to give painlessly. United Way of Whitley County funds 27 programs through local agencies at this time. The needs have increased as the economy has struggled. The goal for this year’s campaign is $260,000 which can be met if everyone will give a little.