Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Hill

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United Way of Sumner County treasures its volunteers.  A childhood poem reminds us to make new friends but keep the old; one is silver the other gold. The same could be said of our volunteers, and Evelyn Hill is solid gold.

Evelyn has been volunteering with United Way of Sumner County for more than 25 years.  This spring, she is busy, once again, serving as an Allocations Volunteer. She has served on the Executive Allocations Committee (EAC) for 20 years, reviewing applications from non-profits applying for funding from United Way of Sumner County, and deciding whether they meet the criteria. She also chaired the EAC and has served as the Chair of several Allocations Panels which decide how much funding non-profits receive. Those roles carry great responsibility.

Evelyn serves as a United Way volunteer because her values align with the mission of United Way – to improve the lives of others.  “I love volunteering for United Way because it helps our community,” Evelyn says. “Its mission is the same as my goal, to help the United Way agencies in any way that I can.”

She has been active with United Way throughout her working career and retirement.  “I retired as of July 1, 2022, as the Senior Divisional Director at The Jason Foundation in Hendersonville after 15 years of service, and 20 years at Bosch Braking System in Gallatin after the plant closed. I currently serve as a community volunteer,” Evelyn says.  She began her service with United Way of Sumner County as a Campaign Coordinator for BJKC in Gallatin where she excelled at fundraising.  And, in 1999, she was named UWSC Volunteer of the Year.

She shares her talents and leadership skills with several local organizations, and her commitment to her community is valued by so many. “I am a humanitarian and very active in the community,” Evelyn says. “I am a Board Member of the Junior Service League of Gallatin,  Board Member of Volunteer State Community College Alumni Association, and Alumni of Leadership Sumner.  I also worship and serve at my church (Corona First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet) on the Mothers Board and Ministerial Staff.”

Thank you, Evelyn, for all you do!