PENTA CEO Interviews CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts Tim Garvin on Top Growth
(Westborough) – This April, viewers will not want to miss a moving interview with Top Growth TV host Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc., and Tim Garvin, President and CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts (UWCM).
The show takes viewers on an inspiring one hundred year journey through the history of the Worcester Welfare Federation as it transforms into the UWCM, a nonprofit organization that strengthens communities by connecting people and resources throughout thirty towns in Central Massachusetts.
United Way works to break the cycle of poverty with strategic programs investing in family stability, health, education, and provide a safety net to those in immediate crisis. In the past four years alone, the Safety Net service came to the aid of over 97,000 individuals who were vulnerable due to unexpected loss, protective and legal services, and homelessness.
The Women’s Initiative Impact is another UWCM program that raises funds to empower young girls to improve their lives. Ten girl’s programs serving approximately 574 adolescents received $213,593 in grant funds during the 2019 – 2020 funding cycle. The initiative also conceived the Dollar Scholar program in 2006, to empower girls to be financially independent while promoting their safety and well-being. Over 3,700 teenagers participated in the program, which has served 12 middle schools in six towns.
Garvin, a respected longtime veteran of the social services sector, has led the UWCM since 2006, helping thousands of individuals realize their goals of family stability, financial independence, health, and education. The Clark University graduate began serving others as a youth development volunteer for the Peace Corps and later became the Vice President and Executive Director of the YWCA of Greater Boston. Garvin has been an active volunteer at the American Diabetes Association for over a decade and served as the treasurer of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
Established in the 1920s, the Worcester Welfare Federation, also known as the Community Chest of Worcester, raised and distributed funds to those in need. According to the Telegram & Gazette, the organization rebranded as Community Services of Greater Worcester Inc. in 1966, and then again in 1970 as the United Way of Central Massachusetts. The organization continues to uphold the founder’s original mission of providing aid to the underserved.
To celebrate a century of helping others, the UWCM will announce a new initiative on its website each month, to encourage the community to get involved and give back to their neighborhood. An exhibit will be displayed at the Worcester Historical Museum beginning on March 18 that will delve into the history of the organization, inspiring stories of success from those who benefited from programs and services of UWCM, and a glimpse into what the future might hold for the nonprofit and its partners.
Launched in 2015, Top Growth delivers interesting information, entertaining dialogue, and conversational formatting. Top Growth airs on Westborough TV, as well as other community stations, and is also available on PENTA’s YouTube channel PENTA Marketing USA.