BOZEMAN, MT — June 2, 2002. Greater Gallatin United Way’s (GGUW) Board of Directors, regrets to announce the resignation of the organization’s President and CEO, Danica Jamison. Jamison joined the organization in January 2014.
Jamison leaves an exceptionally talented team in place and the organization in a position for continued growth and community impact.
Under Jamison's leadership, GGUW expanded and added to its programs. The kidsLINK Afterschool Program increased from 25 sites to 33 sites, supporting over 1,500 youth of working families. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched in 2019 and has distributed more than 40,000 books to 1,800 children in Gallatin County and very recently made available to Park County children ages 0-5 years old. The Resilience Project of GGUW was implemented in 2016. Jamison worked with the board, staff team and community partners of the Southwest Montana Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) to plan for disaster response fundraising. GGUW played a vital role in partnering with One Valley Community Foundation to launch a COVID-19 Response Fund in March 2020 which raised $750,000+ from 861 donors to support local nonprofit organizations responding to the pandemic, and a Bridger Fire Relief Fund later that fall which raised $403,000+ for 105 individuals in 42 households who were directly impacted by the fire. Over the last 8 years, under Jamison’s tenure, GGUW’s focus on community impact has awarded $2,276,500 of grants to local organizations and nonprofits.
Joe Cleveland, GGUW Board Chair said, “Danica’s passion for supporting GGUW’s mission will be sincerely missed. On behalf of the Board, I wish to express our appreciation of Danica and her contributions to our community through GGUW and wish her nothing but success in her future endeavors.”
Jamison’s resignation comes after her acceptance of the Executive Director position with another local nonprofit in Bozeman, MT focusing on youth empowerment. Her last day with GGUW will be July 8, 2022.
Greater Gallatin United Way will begin the search and appointment of a new President and CEO to move the organization forward and continue improving lives in our community.
Greater Gallatin United Way’s mission is to mobilize the caring power of our communities. We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors and improve the quality of life for everyone in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park counties. Working together, we identify our community’s most critical needs and implement collaborative and innovative solutions.