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United Way head on agency’s future

United Way's Sean Garrett

In an era of multiplying online giving sites and options, the head of Charlotte's United Way says the organization remains vital.
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In an era of multiplying online giving sites and options, the head of Charlotte's United Way says the organization remains vital.

Sean Garrett, the (kind of) new executive director at Charlotte’s United Way, stopped by the Observer editorial board on Wednesday to talk about his impressions after nearly six months on the job. He was working at United Way Worldwide when the Gloria Pace King pay scandal erupted here, something he said shook the organization internally nationwide. He credited Jane McIntyre, King’s successor and his predecessor, with doing a huge amount to rescue the agency from that episode.

He also talked about why the United Way remains relevant in an age when donors have so many ways to give directly to nonprofits they’re passionate about. Watch it here:

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