Director of Development and Community Engagement
Green Mountain United Way
652 Granger Rd.
Barre, VT 05641
Barre, VT - Green Mountain United Way is pleased to welcome Community National Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Chris Caldwell to the board of directors. Caldwell brings a long history of experience not only in the banking industry but in working with other United Ways.
Caldwell recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom where, he says, he has been just thrilled not only with his new home, but with his new community. Giving back to the community is nothing new for Caldwell, certainly. “I grew up with that ethos that says, ‘we have a responsibility to give back.’”
Green Mountain United Way Executive Director Tawnya Kristen echoes that sentiment: “Chris and his wife, Bettie, both bring a deep commitment to the mission of Green Mountain United Way and are passionate about doing all they can to support their new home and community of Newport. We are very lucky to have them both here in Vermont.”
Caldwell has continued to commit to helping United Way anyway, and anywhere he can.
“It’s really,” he said, “the best way to understand the community you are entering - to get involved and help where you can. It’s not just the opportunity to give back, but it’s also about learning and understanding the needs of a community and the challenges that folks are facing where you are.”
Kristen said Caldwell’s interest and appreciation for Green Mountain United Way’s recent transition to a collective partnership and program-based agency, “show his honest commitment to community work and willingness to embrace innovative initiatives.”
Green Mountain United Way has been empowering and supporting the people of Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Orange and Washington counties since 1976. The not-for-profit facilitates relationships between major government agencies, foundations, and businesses in the region to promote a more cohesive, sustainable, and connected community. Green Mountain United Way focuses on improving the health, education, and financial stability of those it serves.