Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
— Chris Hadfield, first Canadian astronaut to walk in space
Recently, we lost a great leader in our South Jersey and regional community. Scott Zauber has been our United Way campaign chair in Burlington and Camden Counties for the past two years. He has also been a dynamic member of our Local Board, who never shied from creating awareness and galvanizing support for our mission. As many who knew him will attest, Scott’s gift was in making connections to benefit the greater good of those involved. His work within the community – fortunately some of which has been through our United Way – shines bright, as countless business relationships and links with community based organizations in South Jersey persist due to his crafty “groundwork”.
With Scott’s passing, we’ve lost a true advocate for our United Way, but we are confident that his spirit lives on in the great work he has done to champion our cause of ending intergenerational poverty. Thank you, Scott, for helping us strengthen our local communities – one child, one adult, one family at a time.
This picture was taken of Scott during his acceptance speech at the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey’s 2017 NPO Awards and Celebration Dinner. Scott was awarded the Trustee of the Year on March 13, 2018. (Credit: Sean Fitzgerald)