The Daily Record named Kathleen Mommé, Executive Director of United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to its 2016 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.
Mommé has served as Executive Director of United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore for the past 22 years. Through her efforts and leadership, United Way has more than doubled program funding since 1994 and generates over $1.7 million annually to impact education, financial stability and health programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. The agency has grown to be the largest non-governmental funding source for local nonprofit agencies, currently supporting 62 programs and helping tens of thousands of Lower Eastern Shore residents each year.
Prior to joining United Way, Mommé held leadership positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The American Red Cross, where she was honored by former National Red Cross President, Elizabeth Dole. Throughout her career, Kathleen has served on numerous community and regional boards and committees, and is currently active with the Greater Salisbury Committee, Rotary Club of Wicomico County, The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, and The Human Services Board for the State of Maryland.
Approximately 350 women were nominated this year for the statewide honor. Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience.
“Maryland’s Top Women 100 honorees are exemplary citizens, committed to their communities, creating change and growing the next generation of leaders through mentoring,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “This year’s honorees also share an amazing talent for balancing the many facets of their lives while also serving as outstanding leaders. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”
Kathleen resides in Salisbury with her husband Andrew and has three children Drew, Julie Anne and Michael Patrick. She will be honored with her Top 100 Women award at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on April 18th.
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About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 71st year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 62 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In the 2014-2015 campaign year, United Way provided nearly $1.3 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.