Weinzapfel picked as interim leader of United Way group

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A former mayor of Evansville has been picked as the temporary leader of the Indiana United Ways organization.

The group said Jonathan Weinzapfel would serve as interim president and chief executive officer through the end of 2021.

Jonathan Weinzapfel (Photo by Janet Williams, TheStatehouseFile.com)

Weinzapfel is an attorney in Evansville who has been a member of the Indiana United Ways board of directors the past four years. The group helps coordinate activities and programs among the 44 local United Way organizations across the state.Weinzapfel said United Way groups stepped up tremendously during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise and distribute money to families in need and assist the state’s nonprofit organizations

Weinzapfel served eight years as Evansville’s mayor and was the Democratic nominee for state attorney general in the 2020 election, losing to Republican Todd Rokita.

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