United Way of the Lowcountry announces new volunteer positions for Francis and Post

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United Way of the Lowcountry is proud to announce Charlie Francis has been selected as the Regional Campaign Cabinet Chairman for this year’s campaign. Through this position, he will be overseeing the entire campaign, which touches thousands of lives in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. “I look forward to serving the United Way of the Lowcountry to exceed our goal of $2.5 million this year,” said Francis.

Francis is a long-time supporter of the United Way of the Lowcountry and has served with the organization in many capacities over the years to include the North of the Broad Campaign Cabinet and Chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society. “Charlie has grown the de Tocqueville Society significantly over the past few years and will make an excellent Regional Campaign Chair,” said Tina Lamb Gentry, President & CEO, United Way of the Lowcountry.

Francis moved to Beaufort in 2010 with his wife, Becky, after retiring from a Commercial and Industrial Real Estate career in Providence, RI. He is a 1964 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He served 5 years in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. In Rhode Island, his community involvement included serving on several for profit and non-profit Boards.

Additionally, they announced Peter Post has been selected as the Chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society for this year’s campaign. Through this position, he will be overseeing major corporate and individual donations for the campaign. “I am dedicated to being a volunteer through the United Way of the Lowcountry because it makes a difference in the lives of people, particularly in the lives of the most needy in our community,” said Post.

After a long career with the YMCA, Post retired in 1997 and moved to Beaufort, where he has made countless contributions through volunteering with numerous organizations to include the YMCA, Penn Center and the United Way of the Lowcountry.

Post has been a long-time volunteer with the United Way of the Lowcountry over the years, serving three years as the Regional Cabinet Chairman, North of the Broad Chairman and several terms on the Board of Directors for a total of eight years. He currently still serves on the Board of Directors and the North of the Broad Committee for the campaign. “Peter has led the Regional Campaign for the last several years,” said Tina Lamb Gentry, President & CEO, United Way of the Lowcountry. “We look forward to his continued success as the Chair of the de Tocqueville Society.”

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