Jacqueline Williams joined United Way in October of 2012 as a Temporary Campaign Account Manager in the Resource Development Department. Her contribution to the organization and her passion for improving the quality of life for those in her community resulted in a permanent position as the Campaign Manager for Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the California State Employee Charitable Campaign (CSECC).
Jacqueline’s commitment to “Loving Thy Neighbor” is shared by her husband of 27 years, Coach Thomas Williams and their five sons. Her favorite pastime is spent going to different sport events with her family and volunteering at her church or a community benefit event – usually with a son or two. She has a Liberal Arts Degree, Associates of Arts Degree in Human Services, and it is a personal goal to continue her education after the last son enters college.
She discovered her passion for helping people going through a struggle in 1980’s while employed as a Housing Programs Specialist, Fresno Housing Authority. She later served as the Director of Housing for Central California Credit Counseling of Central Valley, and was recruited by One by One Leadership to work for the Fresno Downtown Community Development Corporation of One by One Leadership. While at One by One, she was assigned as a housing advocate to the low income families affected by the build out of the Regional Community Medical Center. A catalyst for change – she leveraged her knowledge of community resources to aid an entire community facing the sting of government initiated imminent domain.
Her professional accomplishments include over 10 years of experience as aCertified Consumer Credit Counselor conducting financial literacy workshops and classes throughout Central California to adults from various ethnic and economical backgrounds whose credit problems created barriers to stable finances, housing, self-employment, and other investment ventures. She has over 15 years in homeownership education as an Affordable Housing Specialist with certifications from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She received her NFCC Credit Counseling Certification and certification for HECM and Loss Mitigation Counseling from HUD. Her training has been recognized by city housing officials and Housing Authorities throughout Central Valley.
She has served as a board member on a number of local benefit organizations – to name a couple, the Fair Housing Council of Central CA, the Community Housing Council, and Habitat For Humanity Fresno. Today, she is known by her peer as a Nonprofit Specialist.
She often refers to her job at United Way as a gift from God that keeps on giving a feeling of personal fulfillment as she Lives United to advance the common good of her community.