The United Way of Sandusky County has named Daryl and Cate Knipp as the 2014 United Way Campaign Chairs

Daryl is the Owner/President of Knipp Farms, Inc. Cate is the Executive Director of the Sandusky County Communities Foundation.

Daryl and Cate are excited to assume responsibility for guiding the fundraising, volunteering and awareness efforts of the United Way during the 2014 campaign. The Knipps will lead the upcoming campaign toward the $750,000.00 goal which will benefit numerous locally Funded Programs as well as the initiatives of the United Way of Sandusky County.

Proud Sandusky County residents, the Knipps have been active volunteers with various organizations. Daryl is currently an Ohio Farm Bureau State Trustee and the Chair of the Sandusky County Extension Advisory Committee. He is also an active member of the ProMedica Memorial Hospital Board and the Lindsey Trinity United Methodist Church where he serves as the Finance Committee Chair.

Cate currently serves on multiple boards both professionally and for community service. Her commitments include serving as the ProMedica Memorial Foundation Board Chair. She is also active on the Hayes Presidential Center Development Committee, the Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund Advisory Committee, LVFD Capital Campaign Cabinet, and a member of the Lindsey Trinity United Methodist Church.

“The Board of Trustees and I are honored to have Daryl and Cate leading this year’s campaign.”said Abby Slemmer, Executive Director of United Way of Sandusky County. “Their commitment to this community is admirable and exemplifies what United Way is all about. I am excited to work alongside them to 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 29 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.

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 or