Brooke Smith Resigns as United Way CEO

United Way of Lebanon County's current CEO, Brooke Smith, who has led the not-for-profit community agency since August 12, 2019, has accepted a new full-time community relations position with a private company effective July 19. She leaves her role following the completion of a successful $1.2 million 2020-21 fundraising campaign, the establishment of a new Community Schools program and a new vision for how United Way of Lebanon County partners with community agencies to address systemic challenges.

“It has been a pleasure to serve my local community as CEO of United Way of Lebanon County. I’m proud to have worked alongside so many passionate community members, volunteers, colleagues and community leaders during my tenure,” said Smith. “Each step of our journey brings experience, lessons, and growth. I want to extend my sincere thanks to those who have supported me, challenged me, and encouraged me to help me grow from this leg of my journey, it has been life-changing. The mission of United Way remains in my heart, and I look forward to supporting impact that will change Lebanon County as a volunteer and community supporter.”

During her tenure, Smith played a significant role in fostering relationships with schools, not-for-profit agencies, business and community leaders across Lebanon County. She helped lead United Way of Lebanon County’s transition from a pass-through fundraising organization to a community impact model where United Way not only provides funding but helps bring community partners together to drive lasting change in Lebanon County. 

"Even during a global pandemic, Brooke remained committed to fulfilling United Way’s mission of changing lives. She provided stability for our organization during challenging time. She helped establish programs to make a difference for future generations while still making decisions that can help our neighbors in need now," said Ron Stohler, United Way of Lebanon County Board President. 

Smith leaves her post with United Way of Lebanon County on Friday, July 16.