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Meet the United Way of Elgin team

The United Way of Elgin's staff is made up of the following members. If you'd like to get in contact with one of them please use our contact form to get in touch.

Lynne Bosley

Lynne Bosley was named President of the United Way of Elgin in October 2001. She has spent her entire career in the United Way system, serving as President of United Way of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green for 11 years during which the organization grew from a small local fundraiser to a five-county regional operation raising over $2 million. She began her career as Campaign Director for United Way of the Ohio Valley. She currently serves on the United Way of Illinois board of directors and is chair of the Illinois Association of United Way Executives. In addition, she was a board member of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and served on the Elgin Police Chief’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the Elgin Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force.

Contact Lynne for information regarding the board of directors, corporate, workplace, and individual giving, marketing, and media requests.


Elissa Kojzarek
Director of Marketing

Elissa Kojzarek joined United Way of Elgin in 2008 as an intern and in 2009 became full time as the Resource Development and Special Initiatives Manager. In 2014 she transitioned to the Director of Marketing role. Elissa graduated from Iowa State University in 2004. She went on to work for the USDA in Ames, Iowa. In 2009 she graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management.

Contact Elissa for marketing matters, special events, volunteer questions, information on United Way initiatives like the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, or any other general information.