CAMPAIGN CHAIR AMBER BURRUEZO & CO-CHAIR CLAIRE RIGGS
LEAD 2023 UNITED WAY OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY CAMPAIGN
The United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) is pleased to announce that Amber Burruezo will serve a third term as its 2023 Campaign Chair, joined by Claire Riggs as co-chair for the 2023 campaign season. Burruezo and Riggs have been a driving force in building United Way’s brand awareness and will work collectively to expand the organization’s mission and exposure within the community.
Burruezo began volunteering with the United Way in 2013 serving on the Campaign Cabinet as well as the Event Committee. In 2016, she was recognized for her commitment to the organization as the Spirit of United Way Award recipient. Burruezo is currently the regional communications manager at Atlantic City Electric.
Claire Riggs is a managing partner at Riggs Creative Group as well as an adjunct professor at Rowan University. Riggs has been actively involved with United Way of Gloucester County since 1999, serving on the marketing committee, Campaign Cabinet, and the Board of Directors. She was also recognized with a Spirit of United Way award in 2006. Riggs Creative Group is a founding member of the LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle, an easy, affordable, and effective way for companies with fewer than 35 employees to give back to their community. The program pools together $365 contributed annually from 40 or more member businesses to fund mini-grants. Since 2015, this initiative has raised over $108,000 for 85 local programs.
Michael Gower, Executive Director of United Way of Gloucester County, said, “We are thrilled to announce Amber Burruezo and Claire Riggs as our dynamic co-chairs for 2023, guiding the United Way of Gloucester County’s campaign with their passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to building a stronger community for all. Their leadership will undoubtedly inspire positive change, and together, we’ll make a lasting impact on the lives we touch.”
Burruezo and Riggs both bring a passion for their community and their vision for creating change to this year’s campaign. The United Way made a personal impact for Burruezo as a child when her family sought assistance from partner agencies, such as the food bank, during times of unemployment or medical crisis. Riggs, whose father died when she was three, also knows first-hand the sudden, unforeseen needs that families can face. In raising her own children, she recalls benefiting from childcare provided by two United Way partner agencies.
“Making a difference in a community is about more than just fundraising” said Burruezo. “Our community will only thrive when we fully understand the challenges our neighbors face and address those issues head on, while creating sustainable solutions and connecting with Gloucester County residence. I am thrilled to once again lead those efforts as campaign chair and drive a positive change for good in our community.”
“We want everyone to get involved in helping our community thrive. As an umbrella organization that advocates for those without a voice, that connects those in need with those who provide assistance, and that collects and distributions resources to organizations that are impacting lives, I’m excited to work with the United Way of Gloucester County to grow its impact,” shared Claire Riggs.
The United Way of Gloucester County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Building Better Lives by funding impactful programs and initiatives. Visit www.uwgcnj.org for more information.