United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit today announced the appointment of Steven Schwartz as CFO effective Jan. 7, 2019.
In his new position, Schwartz will be responsible for United Way’s overall financial integrity and operational leadership over all aspects of accounting, contracts, business management, and financial planning. He replaces Gloria Larkins, who retired in October.
Schwartz has more than 20 years of experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining United Way, Schwartz served as CFO of HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, CFO for Michigan Credit Union in Livonia, and vice president of finance and controller at Detroit Regional Chamber in Detroit. Throughout his journey, he implemented process improvement policies as well as cost savings and revenue growth strategies.
“In addition to Steve’s impeccable credentials, he brings compassion and a calling for serving others,” says Darienne Driver, president and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. “As we enter the next phase of United Way in our new space in the Fisher building next year, we are delighted Steven is joining our team ensuring the organization continues to remain fiscally strong for the children and families we serve in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.”
Schwartz earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan works to improve the health, education, and economic prosperity of residents in underserved communities throughout the tri-county region.