Creating Positive, Lasting Change Through Collective Community Impact
Jon Doll, Executive Director at United Way of Sheboygan County
Doll explored the "Born to Succeed-School Readiness" program currently offered in Sheboygan County, and discussed the possibilities for expanding the program through social movement in Sheboygan County at this ThinkHaus event on March 19, 2015, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Matrix. Throughout history, we have generated good ideas that grew into social movements. These ideas ultimately changed the way everyone viewed a particular challenge - and, then, overcame it. Even sweeping movements began on a small scale before gaining momentum and becoming a social norm. Awareness of the importance of early education, child brain development, and its impact on a child's growth is an expensive, arduous process. But, once implemented and accepted as ‘the way we do things', it will have an enormous impact on the education of our children and the quality of our future workforce.
Jon has spent 40 years working as an executive in both the private and non-profit sectors, currently serving as the executive director for United Way of Sheboygan County. He joined the United Way of King County in Seattle in 2001, serving as the Vice President of United Way of King County in Seattle for 10 years, where he led fundraising efforts for what became the largest United Way in the world - in terms of dollars raised. During the last two years of his United Way tenure, he founded the United Way of London and laid the groundwork for a new United Way in the United Kingdom. Throughout a long and successful career, Jon mastered the ability to bring diverse groups together in their efforts to carry out large complex missions to bring about change in the community. Jon graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1972 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. He focused academically on political science, economics and far eastern studies. He studied economics in graduate school in 1973. He currently lives in his hometown of Sheboygan.
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