Nonprofit Leader Retiring At End of 2021
The community knows Lori Rumfield as the lady with the Live United t-shirt and pearls. She was well known in her varied roles with YMCA. And, currently, Rumfield serves as the Director of Community Impact & Investments with United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County. As of January 1, 2022, Rumfield will be known as a retiree.
Her YMCA work included developing a Caring Community Center at Willow Creek Apartments that became a national model, establishing a Spanish language Diabetes Prevention Program class for South Houston, and creating the Welcome Center of American that became a prototype for YMCA USA. She served as executive director for Baytown Family YMCA, M.D. Anderson YMCA, Houston Texans YMCA, San Jacinto YMCA and Cossaboom Family YMCA. She was an advocate in providing services to the vulnerable in many communities.
Rumfield will end her nonprofit career with United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County on December 31, 2021. In her role as Director of Community Impact & Investments, she was responsible for managing nearly $8,000,000 in program funding that impacted more than 175,000 individuals. Her role as community collaborative manager for the Be Well Baytown program impacted another 250,000 individuals and families.
“Lori has been instrumental in building a collaborative model of work that has improved how services are provided in our community,” said Melissa Reabold, CEO, United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County, “She has been an integral part of United Way’s work and will be missed by everyone.”
In celebration of Lori’s retirement, tribute gifts are suggested in support of the $75 for the 75th anniversary campaign that United Way launched this year in celebration of its golden anniversary. “I am honored to leave a legacy of change and impact.”, said Lori Rumfield, “ To see firsthand the thought and care UWGBACC volunteers put into ensuring every dollar is invested wisely gives me hope for the future of Baytown and Chambers County.”
Gifts can be made at https://www.unitedwaygbacc.org/give or send to UWGBACC at 5309 Decker Dr, Baytown, TX, 77520. Please note on the check that this is a tribute gift.
Reabold announced that Kaci Peña will be promoted to the role of Director of Community Impact & Investments effective on January 1, 2022. Peña currently serves as the Community Impact Coordinator. In that role, she has been responsible for expanding the virtual volunteer center, managing the grant process and coordinating educational opportunities for agency staff and their Board of Directors.
About United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County
For 75 years, United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County has served the community, which covers Baytown, Highlands, and Chambers County. With a focus on education, health, financial stability, and basic needs, United Way collaborates and partners with local human service organizations that provide programs tackling community-wide issues. For more information, call 281.424.5922 or visit https://www.unitedwaygbacc.org.