The Board of Directors of the United Fund of Talbot County has elected Alan I. Silverstein as their 2012-13 President. Al will lead the United Fund through the coordination and implementation of its annual countywide fundraising campaign. This entails motivating the all-volunteer Board of Directors and the coordination of nearly 50 volunteers. Joining Al as elected officers are Chuck Mangold, Jr., Vice President, Joe Anthony, Treasurer and Leslie Stevenson, Secretary.
Al, who is the president and CEO of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, brings a vast resume of experience to this position. He has earned a BS in Secondary Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, and the Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
His commitment to Talbot County is evidenced by his community involvement. He currently sits on five boards (including Easton Main Street, Maryland Capital Enterprises, Talbot County Tourism Commission, and Talbot County Economic Development Commission, currently serves as Executive Director of the Chesapeake Leadership Foundation, and is a member of Easton Rotary. He is also a past president of the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area and Ex-officio member of the Maryland State Chamber board of directors.
“I’ve always felt it is important to be involved in your community and the United Fund is such an integral part of that involvement,” says Al. “The United Fund raises money for 21 non-profit agencies who help and interact with over 26,000 Talbot County residents more than 940,632 times a year. That’s impressive.”
The United Fund of Talbot County was founded in 1955 as a strictly local philanthropic organization whose mission is to fund the underfunded health and human services needs in Talbot County. All contributions support essential programs and services for Talbot County individuals and families in need. Al’s present involvement in community organizations proves he takes the United Fund’s mission seriously in his own life. “We are lucky to have his leadership,” says Ann Jacobs, United Fund’s executive director. “His experience is invaluable.”
Al lives in Easton with his wife, Karen. When he finds the time to relax, he enjoys spending time with family, golfing and riding around town on his motorcycle.