United Way Appoints Outgoing Lieutenant Governor To Top Seat


There is a new president and CEO at the helm of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern Jersey, which provides services to families and agencies in Chester County.

Jim Cawley will lead the organization beginning Feb. 9.  He was appointed after a six-month national search.

Cawley joins the United Way as he ends his term as Pennsylvania’s 32nd lieutenant governor. Cawley will lead the organization’s work to improve education, income and health for the region’s most vulnerable populations, while also strengthening the regional safety net.

Jim Cawley
Jim Cawley

Lon Greenberg, chairman of UGI Corp. and of the United Way’s board of directors, called Cawley “the clear choice” and said his work as lieutenant governor will be an asset to “lift the entire region.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with community members from the nonprofit, public and private sectors to drive measurable, lasting impact across the region,” said Cawley.

Cawley is a native of Levittown and lives in Wrightstown, Bucks County. United Way invests more than $60 million to improve local communities.