QC United Way president Scott Crane resigns

Scott Crane

The president of the United Way of the Quad Cities Area announced Friday that he was stepping down after 10 years.

The Executive Committee of the United Way Board of Directors has accepted Scott Crane’s resignation on behalf of the board.

Don Doucette, Chair of the United Way Board of Directors, said that the board has begun the process of selecting a new leader.

Karrie Abbott, Vice President of Community Impact, will serve as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately.

“I’m proud of my role in leading the United Way during a time of transition to a funding model based upon community impact,” said Crane. “It has been a privilege to work with the dedicated volunteers and first-rate staff who are so committed to making the Quad Cities a better place to live, learn, work and raise families. It is an experience that I will forever cherish.”

Doucette, echoed his appraisal of Crane’s work and accomplishments. “We have been very fortunate to have benefited from the knowledge, skill and leadership provided by Scott for the past decade. Scott is an extremely knowledgeable and competent nonprofit leader with tremendous experience and a long list of accomplishments.”

Crane plans to spend more time with his family, in particular with his grandchild.

“The timing is right for me, and it provides the United Way with the opportunity to recruit a new leader to build upon its current success and take the next steps to helping the community move the needle on important and pressing priorities—in particular, on increasing educational attainment levels and reducing poverty,” Crane said. “While I look forward to my next challenge, I will always be proud of what we accomplished here, and I will always value the friendships that I have made in the Quad Cities.”

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