Over the course of 2021, we will feature 100 Heroes who have been instrumental in our fight for the basic needs, education and financial stability of our neighbors for the past century. To learn more about how we are continuing to serve the Bluegrass in 2021, click here.
Today we are interviewing Craig Daniels, a current Board of Directors Member, Finance Committee Member and a longtime supporter of UWBG.
What is your current or former role within UWBG?
Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors. I am also the chair of the Board’s Audit Committee, and I’m a member of the HR Committee.
What does this role include? What does a normal day look like for you?
I review the materials distributed in advance of Board meetings and attend the meetings. The meetings occur several times a year and they have been virtual since the pandemic began. The Audit Committee meets at least twice a year, typically prior to the beginning of the independent audit of UWBG’s annual financial statements, and at the close of the audit. I coordinate the auditor’s presentation of the audit plan and the drafts of the final reports and prepare the meeting minutes for the Audit Committee to review and approve. The HR Committee meets on a regular, periodic basis.
What do you think is the most special thing about UWBG?
I’ve seen firsthand the caring attitude and passion the directors, management and staff of UWBG have for the work they do. They are genuinely concerned about improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
In your opinion, what positive change has UWBG made in the Bluegrass over the past 100 years?
Achieving, then surpassing, the Big Bold Goal to help 20,000 families become more self-sufficient was a great achievement. I also think the successful implementation of the collective impact strategy has been significant for our community.
What is your favorite place in the Bluegrass?
I sure love my home garden in Lexington. The Keeneland Race Course is a close second.
What is your favorite thing to do in the Bluegrass?
There’s nothing better than tailgating and attending a UK football game on a beautiful fall day.
Thank you for being such a strong part of UWBG, Craig! We appreciate you and all that you've done.
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