Sue Filipovich, Co-Owner of Burgan Real Estate, has been named President of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley Women United. Filipovich will serve through 2020 and lead the initiative which supports the “Success After 6” programs in Youngstown schools. She is an original steering committee member who was instrumental in working to assist in getting Women United off the ground.
“When our team of passionate women started Women United back in 2015, I had no idea how much of a need there was in our community until we started reaching out and helping one school at a time, one family at a time. Our team’s goals were high and yet we accomplished them and are continuing to grow this organization’s reach each year. It is an honor to lead this group into the start of a new decade,” said Filipovich.
Formed in 2015, Women United is a movement of women who are united creating opportunities for a better life for all with a focus on early education. Their mission is to empower and mobilize caring women to positively impact the lives of women, children and families in the Mahoning Valley.
“Being in a position to help underprivileged students in our community, families who have been faced with a challenging situation and many other opportunities to share our time and our gifts is the goal of Women United,” said Filipovich. “This is truly a group of women who have been unselfishly giving of their time, talents and resources. I’m looking forward to another year of growth and helping more families as we continue to grow.”
Filipovich, the former 2017 President of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors®, takes over the Women United President role from Myra Vitto and will be joined by Stacy Howlett, Coaches Burger Bar and Howlett Logistics, who will serve as the group’s Vice President.
Women United currently support the Success After 6 programs in nine Youngstown schools including Harding Elementary, Kirkmere Elementary, McGuffey Elementary, MLK Elementary, Paul C. Bunn Elementary, Taft Elementary, Volney Rogers Elementary, Williamson Elementary, and Wilson Elementary. They have also brought the Success After 6 Program to students at
Youngstown Community School, Blott-Guy Pk-8 in Liberty, Campbell Elementary, Struthers Elementary, and Girard Elementary.