09-September-2021 - The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce that Deborah Kolsovsky, Executive Vice President, Northeast Regional Managing Director of PNC Bank, has been named chairman of the 2021-22 United Way Campaign which kicked off August 31st for the United Way’s Day of Caring.
“It’s an honor to be named the Campaign Chair for an organization so essential to the community,” noted Ms. Kolsovsky.
The United Way campaign runs through November 19. The funds raised will be utilized in support of the United Way’s network of funded agency programs and special initiatives focused on education, financial mobility and health to create lasting changes in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.
"Whether in her professional life or personal voluntary pursuits, Deb is a passionate community leader, dedicated to improving the lives of countless people in our region," noted Gary Drapek, President and CEO of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.
Ms. Kolsovsky is a regional managing director with PNC Institutional Asset Management®, leading teams of experienced sales and investment professionals in the Northeast US. Her team members are responsible for providing innovative and effective asset management solutions, including investment policy development and consultation, strategic asset allocation implementation, participant education for defined contribution plans, and ongoing client service.
With PNC since 1990, Ms. Kolsovsky has extensive investment, banking, and management experience. Prior to assuming her current position, she served seven years as Managing Director of OCIO and Retirement Solutions. In that role, she was primarily responsible for the development and execution of key business strategies focused on the investment and retirement needs of organizations.
At one point Ms. Kolsovsky served as national sales director for the Institutional business, managing director of the firm’s Private Client Group, which services the banking needs of high net worth individuals and as a relationship manager within PNC’s Corporate Bank.
An active member in her community Kolsovsky has served as a board member or volunteer for various health care, higher education, economic and nonprofit organizations including the United Way, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Johnson College, The Wright Center for Community Health and the Girl Scouts over the years. Debbie graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The University of Scranton. A lifelong resident of Northeast Pennsylvania and resides in Eynon with her husband, Mike and son, Justin.
“We should care about the communities we live in and you never know if you or your family will be the recipient of the dollars raised by the United Way. I want to make sure the people I care most about, if they need anything from the agencies the United Way funds, they are there for them,” Kolsovsky added.
For more information or to support the United Way’s Annual Campaign, please visit UWLC.NET or contact the United Way at (570) 343-1267.