Deloitte’s William K. Bacic Named Board Chair of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
BOSTON - The Board of Directors of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today unanimously elected Deloitte's William K. Bacic to serve as Board Chair of the organization. The Board also unanimously elected First Lady Diane Patrick, of Ropes & Gray, LLP, Matt Goulding of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Terry Metzger, of Boston Financial Data Services, Michael Mooney of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and Hugh McHaffie of John Hancock to the organization's leadership. Patrick previously served on the Board from 2000 to 2010.
Bacic, who has served on United Way's Board for three years, will focus the organization on how to most effectively achieve it mission of increasing school readiness among young children, keeping youth engaged in school and graduating, and helping more families become financially stable. United Way invests more than $30 million annually in high-performing, innovative nonprofit organizations across the region to advance these community strategies.
Bacic, New England Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, leads a team of 1,600 professionals serving clients throughout the region and is directly responsible for overseeing relationships with many of Deloitte's most significant clients. In addition to his professional commitments, he is tireless in sharing his knowledge and his extensive network of relationships to assist non-profits in fulfilling their missions. The organizations he works with directly have a strong focus on youth development, education and corporate diversity.
Bacic currently serves as the Chair of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Villanova School of Business, Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for The Boston Club, a longtime member of the Boy Scouts' Boston Minuteman Council, and a Board of Directors member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.
"I am honored to be working so closely with the United Way's talented leadership team to drive positive change among our youth and families in Boston," said Bacic. "The future success of our region is dependent upon a strong, educated workforce. Creating a culture of learning through community involvement is not only the right thing to do, but is smart business."
"United Way has a leading role in this community, putting the generosity of donors to work and tapping into the best community organizations and the best thinking to get things done and improve children and families in need," said Michael K. Durkin, president of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. "Bill Bacic is exactly the leader we need at this time. He combines demonstrated business leadership in Boston along with commitment to others and a strong belief in making United Way the best it can be. Bill is the right person at the right time for United Way."
As chair, Bacic will lead the Board in the following ways:
- Increase and deepen corporate connections and increase resources for the community. United Way has embarked on a more intentional effort to partner with corporations in innovative ways that align corporate donor's philanthropic interests with the solutions and resources United Way has developed to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the region.
- Shine a spotlight on United Way's innovative volunteer engagement opportunities, which Deloitte leads by example. Nationally, Deloitte has tapped people's professional experience and pledged $110 million in pro bono work to leading nonprofits. On IMPACT Day, Deloitte's national day of volunteer service, approximately three-quarters of the organization's professionals volunteer.
United Way offers meaningful volunteer opportunities that are tailored to companies' philanthropic goals, ranging from one-day individual and group activities to ongoing relationships as a mentor, tutor or early reader. More information about these opportunities is available at www.supportunitedway.org/volunteer.
About Deloitte Community Involvement
Deloitte helps its communities thrive in three ways:
- Leveraging innovative thinking to strengthen nonprofit capacity by helping with strategic, operational and financial challenges, so nonprofits can help more people and communities faster and better.
- Complementing innovative thinking with an investment of financial resources at the national and regional level.
- Creating and sharing new research, content and insights on ways organizations can leverage skills-based volunteerism.
About United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley
One of the region's largest nonprofits, United Way's work ensures that children enter school ready to learn, youth stay engaged in school so they graduate with options for the future, and parents attain financial stability. No other single organization has the scope, expertise, and influence to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.