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Nadine Pottinga was named United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley’s new President/Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2014. Nadine has a great deal of experience leading non-profit organizations and successfully raising funds by building loyalty and long-term relationships with donors. As a resident of Clarke County, she also is very familiar with the region served by the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Since February 2013, Nadine served as the Director of Development for the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Her responsibilities include providing strategic planning, project planning and management support under the direction of the Foundation’s leadership team. From July 2009 through February 2013, Nadine worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She initially served as the Fundraising Coordinator before being promoted to Executive Director in May 2011. During her tenure, she successfully led efforts to create a strategic plan that identified, cultivated and solicited donors and corporate partners to achieve an annual $2 million budget. Nadine has also worked as a Spring Break Program Specialist with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (January 2008-July 2009) and as the Area Director for Youth Works in Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 2004-December 2007). She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since joining five years ago United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Nadine has led an effort to revitalize the work of the organization by establishing a Society of Emerging Leaders Affinity group, establishing United Way Programs like the Valley Assistance Network, a program that connects families to services, and implementing the ALICE® Project and Unite Us technology.

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