Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will follow the example of past Sprint CEOs by leading this year’s United Way of Greater Kansas City fundraising campaign.
“I don’t think I have ever seen a company more dedicated to a community than Sprint is to Kansas City,” said Hesse, who last year served as the chairman of the campaign’s Big 12 division that includes companies conducting the area’s largest United Way campaigns. “This community-mindedness has been passed down from Paul Henson to Bill Esrey to Gary Forsee and now to me. Sprint’s people are committed to the health of the communities we live in and serve.”
Sprint has donated nearly $25 million to United Way over the past 15 years.
Hesse is joined by one of last year’s co-chairmen, Jay Lind, financial secretary/treasurer for Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local No. 2, who has taken on the challenge again.
“The more I learn about United Way and the many programs it supports and how they are helping people, the more I appreciate the value of United Way,” Lind said in a statement Tuesday. “People stepped up to meet the challenge by supporting United Way last year, and I’m confident they will do so again this year.”
This year’s campaign begins Sept. 11 and wraps up on Nov. 15.