Columbus, IN: Centra Credit Union’s VP of Indirect Lending, Bill Mahoney, was named Advocate of The Year by the United Way of Bartholomew County. Mahoney, in his second year of Championship for the Centra United Way Campaign, raised Team Member participation by 83 percent and overall Centra giving by 94 percent in 2016.
Taking on the role of Champion for the Centra United Way Campaign is just one of the many ways Mahoney gives back to the community through the United Way. He volunteers regularly with other organizations The United Way of Bartholomew County supports, which includes volunteering as a Sans Souci Board Member. He has been on the Sans Souci Board for eight years.
“Bill always volunteers. His passion for the United Way is incredible. He gives so much to Bartholomew County and he truly exemplifies what it means to Live United. That’s why we were so excited to give him this award,” said Whitney Loyd, Resource Development Director for United Way Bartholomew County.
Despite being a major asset for both the United Way and Bartholomew County, Mahoney says he’s the one who benefits most from his efforts.
“The United Way Advocate of The Year Award is a very humbling award. I truly believe it is my privilege to participate. I always leave with a smile on my face and a pep in my step,” Mahoney said.
Mahoney does not plan on quitting while he’s ahead. He says he will continue volunteering as the Champion of the Centra Campaign for the United Way of Bartholomew County as long as he is still effective at generating donations for the organization.
“No one has asked me to quit yet. I hope to remain the Champion for Centra for at least another year or two, or until people get tired of seeing my face,” Mahoney said.