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

2018 United Way Campaign Chairs, Paul and Colleen DiGiallonardo

2018 Campaign Chairs, Paul and Colleen DiGiallonardoOur 2018 Campaign Chairs, Paul and Colleen DiGiallonardo, have been great supporters of nonprofits throughout central Illinois over the past ten years.  In addition to serving as Pillars Chairs for the 2016 Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign, they enjoy giving their time to other organizations in the community.

Paul DiGiallonardo has a long history working in the financial services industry since he earned his B.B.A from Pace University. Among his civic activities, Paul is Chairman of the Peoria Civic Center Authority and Treasurer of Illinois Swimming.

Colleen DiGiallonardo is the Leadership Giving Manager at the Heart of Illinois United Way and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in General Engineering.  She currently serves on the Executive Committees for the Peoria Riverfront Museum Board, the Peoria PlayHouse Advisory Board, the OSF Women’s Advisory Council and the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Group.  Formerly Colleen served as the President of the Junior League of Peoria, the Power of the Purse Event Chair, President of Parent Teacher Organizations for Dunlap Valley Middle and Ridgeview Elementary Schools, and the Director of the St. Jude Vacation Bible School.

Paul and Colleen reside in Edwards with their four children Gabby, Ryan, Grace and Luke.  They are looking forward to a successful campaign this year.

Heart of Illinois United Way 2018 Campaign Cabinet Roster

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

Campaign Chairs
Paul DiGiallonardo
Colleen DiGiallonardo

Campaign Vice-Chairs
Patrick Urich, City of Peoria
Brooke Spellman, Abt Associates

Pillars Society Chairs
Dr. Michael Cruz, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Dr. Stephen Hippler, OSF Healthcare

Tocqueville Society
Mark and Reneé Spenny, CEFCU

Pacesetter Campaign Chairs
Jeanette Murray, UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor
Jeff Gress, Crittenton Centers

Caterpillar Employee United Way Appeal
Erika Kempf, Caterpillar Foundation

GENeneration United
Liz Gunty, Bradley University

Employee Campaign Coordinator Training
Erica Baird, Caterpillar Inc.

Campaign Divisions

Accounting Division
Justin Partlo, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Melissa Yoder, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Architects/Engineers Division
Dan Gavin, Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Jamie Moehling, Dewberry Engineers

Business Services Division
James Weekley, Commerce Bank
Mike Keene, Ameren Illinois

Construction/Manufacturing Division
Cody Gerdes, River City Construction
Charles Kim, CORE Construction
John McKinley, Mexichem Specialty Resins

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Division
Joell Allen, AlphaMedia
Kevin Anderson, PNC
Patrick Ferrell, RLI

Legal Division
Greg Cerulo, Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo
Maureen Mulville, Illinois Mutual
Robert Brandfass, OSF Healthcare
Tim Gronewold, Howard & Howard Attorneys

Medical Division
Michelle Carrothers, OSF Healthcare
Patti Bash, Community Volunteer

Retail/Commerce Division
Cathy Clough, Busey Bank
Josh Bennett, CEFCU

Service Industries Division
Nathan Thomas, Bradley University
Tricia Fox, Center for Youth and Family Solutions

Union Treasuries Division
Bill Stieglitz, OPCIMA Local 18
Clint Drury, West Central IL Building and Construction Trades Council