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Phone: (815) 363-1377
United Way Announces 2017-2018 Campaign Chair
MCHENRY, ILL. – United Way of Greater McHenry County announces that Crystal Lake native,
Jeff DeHaan, will chair the 2017-2018 campaign for McHenry County. The 51 st annual campaign
officially kicks off on September 13 th with a breakfast rally, followed by a year of events and
activities at local businesses that support the nonprofit’s mission.
United Way of Greater McHenry County helped over 91,900 people last year through their mission
and has raised over $52 million for McHenry County in the last 50 years.
“I am excited and energized to take on the role of campaign chair this year, and look forward to being
able to directly impact those in need in our county. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful
community, filled with compassionate and caring individuals wanting to help their neighbors in
need,” said DeHaan. “United Way plays a critical role in allocating those generous donations to the
areas most in need, and then monitoring those donations to be sure they are being used to benefit our
local community members. We all know that the states budget crisis has put a major stress on many
of our communitys nonprofits. It's never been more important to give where you live than it is today,
and I am honored to be able to help play a role in that.”
DeHaan, an active member of the community, is a Senior Wealth Advisor and Chief Compliance
Officer of Clearwater Capital Partners based in Hoffmann Estates. He has been a member of the
Board of Directors of United Way of Greater McHenry County since 2013, where he served on
several committees before taking on this role. DeHaan is the Treasurer for Crime Stoppers for
Greater McHenry County, is active with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, and is a member
of the Leadership Greater McHenry County class of 2015. As a result of his community involvement,
leadership and professional accomplishments, DeHaan was named one of McHenry County’s Best
Under 40 by the McHenry County Business Journal in 2013.
DeHaan is the latest in a long line of leaders who have steered the United Way of Greater McHenry
County campaign. Most recently, Peter Murray, Charter Dura-Bar chaired from 2015-2017 and
Jennifer Johnson, Exemplar Financial, and Sandy Keck chaired in 2014-2015.
United Way of Greater McHenry County is a nonprofit organization that focuses on raising
awareness and funds for 30 local health and human service agencies in the areas of health, financial
stability and education. For more information on United Way of Greater McHenry County, visit
www.uwmchenry.org or call the McHenry office at (815) 363-1377.