Pilar Parks has been named the new Community Investment & Engagement Director for the United Way of Wayne County. This position helps manage the United Way’s grant process in addition to engaging the community and volunteers to promote partner agencies. Currently, the United Way supports 20 programs through 14 local agencies with community grants from the annual community campaign fund.
Parks comes to the United Way of Wayne County from Wayne County Child Support Enforcement where she served as the Judicial Child Support Agent. Prior to that, Parks worked as General Manager of Hampton Inn and Best Western Plus in Goldsboro, where she actively supported local businesses and non-profits.
She believes that we all have what it takes to make a difference in someone’s life. “We are all each other’s advocates because we are all connected to each other. As such, we have a responsibility not only to lift each other up but to also promote what’s good for, and in, humanity”, Parks said.
Sherry Archibald, Executive Director, believes that this attitude aligns with the United Way’s mission and will enhance Parks ability to carry out the duties of the CIED director. “We are excited to have Pilar join our team,” she said.
Parks is a long-time resident of Wayne County and is excited for the opportunity to become more involved and integrated into the community. To find out how you can connect with the United Way, email Pilar at email@example.com.