United Way Welcomes VP of Community Impact

United Way of Greater New Bedford welcomes Anne Connolly Nichelson as the Vice President of Community Impact.

Ms. Nichelson joins the United Way of Greater New Bedford team with a diverse, cross-sector background. By holding positions in both the non-profit and corporate sectors, she has built a strong skill set in various areas including program management, marketing, relationship building, and strategic planning.

As the Vice President of Community Impact, Nichelson is charged with the development and execution of United Way’s community impact strategy across its focus areas of basic needs, health, education, and financial stability. She will oversee United Way?s community initiatives, manage United Way?s community investment, and work with funded programs to ensure alignment with United Way?s vision and priorities.

?We are thrilled to welcome Anne to the United Way team,? said Michelle N.?Hantman, President & CEO of United Way. ?Anne is joining our team at a pivotal time, having just completed our new strategic plan earlier this fall.She?ll be overseeing our work in the community and ensuring we stay on track with our new bold goals.?

?Nichelson was selected following an extensive search with input from United Way staff, board members, and volunteers. Ms. Nichelson received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Georgetown University, and she holds a Master of Arts in International Education from New York University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. She is a graduate of New Bedford High School.

Nichelson is also the founder of Hooray for Languages, a non-profit organization that helps young children learn foreign languages by engaging community volunteers.

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Greater New Bedford by mobilizing people, partnerships, and resources. Since 1953, United Way has served the City of New Bedford and surrounding towns of Acushnet,Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham. To learn more about United Way of Greater New Bedford, visit unitedwayofgnb.org.