The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington has announced the appointment of Jane Lapointe, Senior Wealth Advisor with Assante Financial – Fenlon Division, as the 2022 Campaign Chair.
Lapointe has been involved for many years with the United Way of KFL&A, most recently co-chairing the very successful Women United initiative. According to a release from the United Way, this year’s campaign will build on the great momentum generated by 2021 chair Daren Dougall, Regional Manager, for the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
“KFL&A is a community that I am proud to have lived in for most of my life, and I am honoured to have been the chair of an incredibly successful United Way Campaign,” expressed Dougall. “Being in front of this year’s campaign was exciting, and truly demonstrated what I already knew – that our community cares deeply for each other and is willing to step forward with support.”
According to the release, the 2022 campaign will focus on sharing how people in KFL&A can continue to support individuals in vulnerable situations and impact local lives. United Way KFL&A said that they continuously evaluate the evolving situation on the ground, knowing that agencies continue to work hard to address challenges that persist beyond the end of the pandemic. The need in the community is high, the organization said, and people in KFL&A are relying on the support of agencies that is made possible through the generosity of donors.
“The United Way gives each of us an opportunity to make our community better,” said Lapointe. “I am excited to do my part and have seen firsthand the power we have when we come together as donors and volunteers. Ours is a community of deep caring and resiliency. I am excited to work together to make the 2022 campaign a great success.”
As a Senior Wealth Advisor, Lapointe sees a key role as translating the financial world in a way that is relevant and meaningful to the families she works with. In 2020, she obtained her MFA-P (Master Financial Advisor – Philanthropy) designation from the Canadian Association of Gift Planners to more effectively guide her clients with their strategic philanthropic goals.
Driven by a strong sense of community, Lapointe has always been actively involved, holding a number of volunteer board positions, according to the release. The United Way said that she is guided by the underlying belief that we each have the ability to make a difference by living each day with curiosity and generosity of spirit.
The 81st annual United Way KFL&A Campaign will kick off on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Learn more about the United Way KFL&A on their website.