Ryan and Sarah Zimmerman Named 2015 United Way Campaign Chairs

(FREMONT, OH) -  The United Way of Sandusky County has named Ryan and Sarah Zimmerman as the 2015 Campaign Chairs. Ryan is the owner of Westview, Catawba and Lakeshore Veterinary Hospitals and Northcoast Veterinary Management. He received his Doctorate from The Ohio State University.

Sarah is the Superintendent for the Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She grew up in northeast Missouri before moving to Columbia, Missouri to attend the University of Missouri- Columbia where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. Sarah later earned her Master’s from California State University of Bakersfield.

Ryan and Sarah are excited to assume responsibility for guiding the fundraising, volunteering and awareness efforts of the United Way during the 2015 campaign.  As a team, the Zimmerman’s will lead the upcoming campaign toward the $750,000.00 goal which will benefit numerous local funded programs as well as the initiatives of the United Way of Sandusky County

Proud Sandusky County residents, the Zimmerman’s have been active volunteers with various organizations. Ryan has been a volunteer firefighter and first responder with the Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He is currently the department’s Captain. He is the past President of the Ohio Veterinary Medicine Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. Sarah has been an active member with the Council for Sandusky County Developmental Disabilities for over 10 years. She is an active mom of their three children, Lauren, Faith, and Aidan. The Zimmerman family is active with the Sand Otter Swim Team.

“The Board of Trustees and I are excited to have Ryan and Sarah leading this year’s campaign.”  said Abby Slemmer, Executive Director of United Way of Sandusky County.  “Their commitment to this community is admirable. I am honored to work alongside two young professionals who see the value of taking time from their careers and family to give back to the community. They exemplify what United Way is all about. I am eager to join them as we spread the word about the impact that giving to United Way has on the community,” she added.

United Way maintains an active role throughout the community to “help you help your neighbors” in Sandusky County.  The annual campaign currently helps support 30 Funded Programs through 23 different agencies. Theses Funded Programs offer services to Sandusky County residents in the areas of Safety and Basic Needs, Health, and Education.

The 2015 campaign will kick off with a reception on Tuesday, September 29th at Chateau Tebeau Winery in Helena.  All community members are invited to attend, tickets must be purchased by Friday, September 25th.

United Way of Sandusky County encourages all community members to LIVE UNITED.  Each of us has the power to advance the common good here in Sandusky County when we give, advocate and volunteer.  For more information call United Way of Sandusky County at (419) 334-8938