Executive Director Named Paul Harris Fellow

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February 12, 2020

United Way of Charlotte County, INC. PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Angie Matthiessen

941-627-3539 | director@unitedwayccfl.org

UNITED WAY OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ANGIE MATTHIESSEN, NAMED PAUL HARRIS FELLOW BY ROTARY CLUB OF HARBOR HEIGHTS/ PEACE RIVER

The Paul Harris Fellow Award, which is administered through the distinguished Rotary International Society, was established over 60 years ago. The purpose and creation of the Paul Harris Society and it’s Fellow Program was to recognize members of the community devoted to serving others, for both Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike. A candidate’s name must be submitted by a Rotarian, who is active at a leadership donor level of $1,000. Angie Matthiessen’s name was suggested and submitted by her friend and colleague, Thomas Cappiello.

Angie Matthiessen is Florida born and has lived her personal and professional life with the same sets of standards. Educated and trained as a social worker, she is well aware of the results of trauma and the advocacy needed for those inflicted. “It’s simply about living in a constant state of generosity”, said Angie Matthiessen. She went on to say, “I feel called to use every opportunity and blessing to share with those around me. Whether you are leading the cause or a volunteer to a cause, your contribution- be it time, talent or treasure- should be significant and repeated often”.

The award ceremony, which happened in November, includes the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow Certificate as well as a Paul Harris Fellow pin. Former recipients of this internationally known and esteemed award include former U.S. Presidents, State Governors, as well as, Mother Theresa and many others who play a role in the care of humanity.

To learn more about the ceremony and the award, please click here.

United Way of Charlotte County

United Way of Charlotte County mobilizes the power of our community to break the cycle of poverty by bringing together local agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers and government to create lasting social change. Our work and our investments stay right here, supporting thousands of people every year. For more information about United Way of Charlotte County, please visit unitedwayccfl.org or call 941-627-3539.