Valley United Way would like to congratulate Sara Aylward, Director of Resource Development, for her recent acceptance into the exclusive, United Way Worldwide LEAD Program. Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) is United Way’s global headquarter’s engagement and professional development platform for high- performing and high-potential leaders. This is a significant accomplishment and an honor to receive, as LEAD only accepts 30 members worldwide, each year.
Sara is no stranger to leadership programs as she actually got her start with United Way as a member of Valley United Way’s Youth Leadership Program when she was a student at Ansonia High School. VUW President and C.O.O. Jack Walsh said, “We are extremely proud of Sara’s selection for this program, but not at all surprised.