Volunteers support the Heart of Illinois United Way by coordinating workplace campaigns, serving in GENeration United and Youth United, serving on grant review panels, helping with labor events or overseeing marketing and finance.

Annual Campaign Chairs and Cabinet

2020 Campaign Chairs, Seth and Sylvia Davis

2020 Campaign Chairs, Seth and Sylvia Davis

2020 Campaign Chairs, Seth and Sylvia Davis

Seth is Vice President, Controller at RLI where he oversees financial accounting and reporting, the tax department, and as well as governance initiatives including business continuity planning, internal controls, personal information security, and third-party management. He was previously Vice President of Internal Audit and has been at RLI for 16 years. Seth has also worked for CNA in Chicago and State Farm in Bloomington. Seth has served on local boards including United Way, Children’s Hospital, Peoria FC United, Peoria Parochial Soccer Association, Heartland Festival Orchestra, and Dunlap Music and Theater Boosters.

Sylvia has been an active volunteer within the community including a CASA in Peoria County; preparing meals for OSF Children’s Hospital Almost Home patients, families, and staff; and supporting Fiesta Patrias. She is also fortunate to be a stay at home mom to their active children. Their oldest attends University of Utah and the younger two attend Dunlap. Prior to staying at home, she was a supervisor in residential underwriting and an agent at State Farm.

Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign Cabinet

The Campaign Cabinet is a group of leaders dedicated to engaging the community for a successful annual campaign.

Campaign Chairs
Seth A. Davis, RLI
Sylvia Davis

Campaign Vice-Chairs
Brian A. Ray, PNC
Erica Ray, Community Volunteer

Caterpillar Employee United Way Appeal
Erika C. Kempf, Caterpillar

GENeration United
Anna Stevenson, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

Sharon Adams, Heartland Health Services
Sid Ruckriegel, SERVUS, Inc.
Matthew J. Vonachen, Vonachen Group

Pillars Society Chairs
Dustin Birkel, Chillicothe Elementary Center
Lindsey Birkel, Caterpillar

Tocqueville Society Chairs
Douglas S. Stewart and Dr. Vicky R. Stewart, Community Volunteers

Campaign Divisions

Accounting Division
Daniel Bender, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Architects and Engineers Division
Terrance Cotton, Komatsu America Corp.
Dan Gavin, Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Jamie Moehling, Midwest Engineering Associates, Inc.

Business Services Division
Michael R. Keene, Ameren Illinois
James Weekley, Commerce Bank

Construction and Manufacturing Division
Cody Gerdes, River City Construction, LLC
John E. McKinley, Mexichem Specialty Resins

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Division
Kevin J. Anderson, PNC
Patrick D. Ferrell, RLI

Legal Division
Mitch Gilfillan, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
Tim Gronewold, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

Medical Division
Patricia J. Bash, Community Volunteer
Anne Bowman, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois
Michelle A. Carrothers, OSF HealthCare

Retail and Commerce Division
Joshua Bennett, CEFCU
Jim Burwitz, Kuhl Insurance

Service Industries Division
Nathan P. Thomas, Bradley University

Union Treasuries Division
Bill Stieglitz, Plasterers Cement Masons Local 18