United Way announces change in leadership

Adam Dolce has been named executive director of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.

The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County recently underwent a change in leadership. Adam Dolce, a lifelong resident of the area, has been selected as the successor to long time Executive Director Deborah Tederous.

In his new capacity Dolce will be responsible for day to day operations, building relationships with local stakeholders and community partners, and ensuring the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County is in a position to continue to help its neighbors build better lives through financial stability, better health, and education.

Dolce has a strong connection to the community that he now serves, and has developed relationships with many businesses and other not for profits in the area, prior to serving in his new capacity. Most recently, he has worked at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy, concluding a nearly 16 year career with the career training program.

While employed by Job Corps he served as the Business and Community Liaison, Work Based Learning Coordinator, Admissions Counselor and in other roles. While working at Job Corps Dolce facilitated thousands of hours of community service projects throughout Chautauqua County, and served on numerous community boards and committees.

He has served on the Chautauqua County Youth Board, Dunkirk Cable Access Board, and other youth focused committees, and is a member of the Chautauqua Leadership Network. Prior to stepping into his role as Executive Director at the United Way he served as a member of the board and co-chair of the marketing and communications committee for the organization.

Board President Kyle Leikam stated, “We are very excited to welcome Adam into the Executive Director role. He is passionate about our community, has built strong relationships with local leaders, and has clearly demonstrated his ability to serve. We look forward to continuing to grow and bringing our community together to live United.”

Dolce commented, “It is a real pleasure to have the opportunity to have a direct impact on my hometown, and the region as a whole. I look forward to continuing to build on the work that has been done here, and working alongside our community partners, board members, and volunteers to continue to invest in and improve our community.” Dolce resides in Dunkirk with his wife, Laurie, and two sons.

The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County’s mission is to empower our local community through education, financial stability and health.

One in three of our neighbors have been impacted by local out-come based programming, funded by strategic investments of $4,010,150 since 1999. The United Way is located at 626 Central Ave., Dunkirk.