Steve Wade, Vice President, Community Impact
Originally from West Virginia, Steve moved to the area in 2000. While in West Virginia he earned a degree in Social Work and worked as an acute care social worker, director of community festival,s and as an executive, lobbyist, and educator in the long-term care industry. Steve served as Lay Ministry Coordinator at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City before being appointed the Executive Director of the United Way of NWMI in 2008. During his tenure, United Way increased the amount granted and number of agencies served, modernized the role of the volunteer center, and helped sustain the impact of HelpLink, PRI, and 2-1-1. In 2013, Steve joined the Community Foundation. Steve and his wife Linda have three children.