United Way of Story County Announces Dan Culhane as Campaign Chair

Dan Culhane will serve as the campaign chair for the 2017 United Way of Story County (UWSC) LIVE UNITED annual campaign. Campaign chairs serve as the primary campaign spokesperson throughout the county and assist with campaign planning, goal setting and volunteer recruitment. 

“We’re excited to have Dan leading the drive this year,” said Kristin Pates, UWSC campaign director. “His insight and interest in our mission will be a definite asset to our organization.”


Dan Culhane is the president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames Economic Development Commission. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Dan has served on the boards of UWSC and ISU Letterwinner’s Club. He is a past Chairman of the Professional Developers of Iowa, as well as past Chairman of the Mid America Economic Development Council – a ten state peer group from Ohio to the Dakotas. Dan and his wife Stacey, a middle school teacher, have two daughters, Katie and Maggie.

The 2017 UWSC LIVE UNITED annual campaign will kick off on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Dan will be succeeded by 2018 Campaign Chairs, Bill and Deb Fennelly, and 2019 Campaign Chair, Mike Espeset.

[Photo attached: Dan Culhane, 2017 UWSC LIVE UNITED Campaign Chair]



UWSC is a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services, especially in the areas of education, income and health, for our diverse community.

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