United Way President & CEO Hired for Government Role in Washington D.C.  

Khari Garvin

Khari Garvin will leave United Way of Greater Greensboro March 3, Executive Team Member, Nadine Malpass Will Serve as Interim CEO 

GREENSBORO, NC (February 16, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Khari Garvin is leaving as the organization’s President and CEO, effective, March 3, to take on a new government role in Washington D.C. A formal announcement about Garvin’s new role will be released by his future employer during the week of February 27. 

Nadine Malpass, UWGG’s current Chief Development Officer, will serve as Interim CEO upon Garvin’s departure. 

“I am eternally grateful to the community for its support during my time at United Way and count myself blessed to have been part of an organization that is without a doubt making a positive impact in the lives of local children, adults, and families. Thanks to the ongoing leadership of our board and extremely talented staff, the great work of United Way will continue,” said Garvin. “The new federal government role in Washington D.C. is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for which I am grateful and feel compelled to pursue.”  

Garvin, who joined UWGG in July 2021 with more than 20 years of national, state, and local experience designing and leading systems focused on anti-poverty, is leaving behind a lasting legacy of local impact including: 

  • Launching the organization’s community-inspired and developed Bold Goal to help 3,000 households leave poverty by the year 2030 
  • Launching the organization’s Guilford Success Network focused on connecting people to integrated services digitally and in person 
  • Leading UWGG during its Centennial year, and 
  • Committing that UWGG will publicly report its outcomes related to ending local poverty twice a year, which will be accomplished in a midyear update scheduled six days after his departure. 

“United Way of Greater Greensboro found a strong and thoughtful leader in Khari Garvin. He embraced our mission, accelerated our work and, with a committed staff, created a strategy to measure and achieve United Way’s bold goal of reducing poverty in greater Greensboro. Khari has inspired our community, investors, and strategic partners around this goal, and, while his departure to serve in Washington, D.C. will leave big shoes to fill, Khari has helped to build and motivate a strong team to continue the work,” said UWGG Board Chair, Davida Martin. 

Martin, and Michele Deuterman, who serves as both UWGG Board Vice Chair, and Chair of UWGG’s Human Resources Committee will soon announce plans to conduct a CEO search for Garvin’s successor.  

Nadine Malpass will serve as the organization’s Interim CEO.

During the transitional leadership process, Malpass will assume the organization’s interim leadership role of CEO, until a new President and CEO is hired. 

Malpass will continue reporting to Garvin until his last day and will transition to reporting to Martin, until a new President and CEO is hired. 

As Interim CEO, Malpass will serve as the voice of the organization with the Board of Directors, staff, community members, and key volunteers and will ultimately support the transition of the new UWGG President and CEO. 

“Nadine has been selected with the full confidence of the board of directors to lead organizational operations,” said Martin.   

Since 2017, Malpass has managed UWGG’s Resource Development Department, creating and deploying strategies to grow new investor relationships, and annual giving including major gifts, corporate gifts, and foundation grants. 

Malpass has served on UWGG’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to the President and CEO, served as a member of the strategic planning committee, and leads the resource development committee. 

In 2020, Malpass’ leadership contributed to UWGG receiving a $10 million gift from national philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott, the largest gift in organizational history. 

Immediately prior to joining UWGG, Malpass spent 17 years rising through the ranks of the American Cancer Society, eventually serving as the Director of Community Engagement for North and South Carolina. 

As the Director of Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society, Malpass led the integration of community engagement, health systems, and corporate partner activities with a combined revenue portfolio of $18 million.  

Malpass is an inspirational leader with a proven ability to work collaboratively and strategically with boards, volunteers, and staff to drive revenue goals and productivity.   

Additionally, Malpass has served as an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Hampton, Virginia where she created curriculum and instructed at both undergraduate and graduate levels for Human Resources Administration studies. 

Malpass is currently an executive board member for The Servant Center and Greensboro Housing Coalition and a former commissioner on the Greensboro Criminal Justice Advisory Commission. 

Malpass’ educational background includes graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management from Saint Leo’s College and graduating with a Master of Science, Human Resource Management from Troy State University. 

“I am honored to lead United Way during this transition and with the supportive talents of our board and staff, we will continue to deliver on our commitment to serve our community, partners, and the children, adults, and families who need our collaborative support,” said Malpass. 

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