Skip to main content

Board of Directors

Volunteer led, volunteer driven

From the board of directors to fundraising volunteers and the thousands of others who lend a hand each year, volunteer leaders ensure United Way continues to help Elgin impact the issues that matter most.

The Board of Directors help shape the future of United Way. They are responsible for agency oversight and keeping United Way on the right track. The dedication of these volunteers to the Elgin community and their commitment to creating real, lasting change is what drives United Way forward.

Board of Directors

Betsy Cappas
Board Chair
Community Volunteer
Tom McCartney
Vice Chair
My Advisor & Planner, LLC

Michael Brown
Triumph Community Bank

Scott Bue
Howard Custom Transfers, Inc.

Scott Budd
Edward Jones

Charlotte Canning
Hoffer Plastics

Lt. Richard Ciganek
City of Elgin Police Department

Dr. Gene Crume, Jr.
Judson University

Pastor Nat Edmond
Second Baptist Church


Sue Ehlers
JPMorgan Chase

Karen Fox
Community Volunteer

Bonnie Henn-Pritchard
Community Volunteer

Karla Jiménez
School District U-46

Cheri Moore
Advocate Sherman Hospital

Cherie Murphy
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Rakow
IHC Construction Companies, LLC

Dr. David Sam
Elgin Community College

Andrew Stoll
Stoll Real Estate

Lifetime Directors

Charles Burnidge

Tom Rakow

Mark Seigle
Seigle's Cabinet Center

Mike Shales
Shales McNutt Construction, Ltd.