(Queensbury, New York) November 4, 2019 – Kathy Tolstrup has joined the staff of Tri-County United Way as Director of Community Engagement.  The new position was developed to bring focus to volunteerism. Volunteers are an essential part of United Way’s business strategy and brand promise.  Tri-County United Way will grow its commitment to volunteerism by implementing a volunteer strategy designed to leverage local business and individuals interests and resources to further benefit our community.

“We’re fortunate to have a very caring and generous community,” explains Duane Vaughn, Executive Director of Tri-County United Way. “As we considered the growing needs of our community and the untapped capacity for volunteerism, we realized this was the perfect time to create the bridge to connect the two under the United Way banner.”  “We are impressed with Kathy’s passion and ability to create and grow impactful solutions.”

Kathy brings extensive experience to the position, having served as COO of Praxis Technology and Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Tribune Company.

“I’m a lifelong resident of our local community and I’ve had the opportunity to engage people, throughout the world, in positive change,” said Kathy. “I’m really excited about bringing that knowledge to the Tri-County United Way and our local community.  This is an exciting opportunity to galvanize people around solutions to build a stronger community.” Kathy can be contacted at 518.793.3136 or [email protected].


About Tri-County United Way


Tri-County United Way fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in every community. The agency collaborates, convenes, and partners to support programs and initiatives that break the cycle of poverty, promote a healthy community where children are successful from kindergarten through graduation to a career, and where families have the tools, skills, and support they need to become financially independent. We win by living United. For more information about Tri-County United Way, visit  Headquarters are at 696 Upper Glen Street, Queensbury, and NY 12804. 518.793.3136