Longtime local United Way Executive Director Cindy Eberhart has announced she will step down at the end of the year.
Eberhart has been at the helm of the United Way of Cortland County since 1987. Over the last 28 years, she has worked with volunteers to raise $16.5 million dollars for local non-profit agencies that serve residents in the community.
Eberhart says she has enjoyed her time with the United Way, particularly her work with the dedicated volunteers and the member agencies that are working to help improve the lives of those living and working in Cortland County.
The 2015 United Way fundraising campaign is underway. Last year, the campaign raised just under $500 thousand dollars. A search committee has been formed to replace Eberhart who will stay on during the transition period.