In the late 1970’s while working for Hensel Phelps Construction, Harold Evans was tasked with heading up the employee giving campaign for United Way of Weld County. Over 40 years later, he and Carol, his wife, are still involved with United Way as donors and volunteers.
“It’s the way we were both raised,” Harold shared about his inspiration for getting involved. “Our families believed in community service.” In the early 1980’s, Harold joined the United Way board of directors and, as they were able, he and Carol became Leadership Givers. “For those of us fortunate enough to donate, it also sends a message to other donors and grantors: that United Way is important to our community.”
As “dyed in the wool Coloradoans,” Carol and Harold enjoy the mountains and skiing, and Carol is an avid gardener. Yet first and foremost, they call themselves active community participants. They give back where they can, and after 50 years in the community, haven’t lost steam. Carol volunteers at Weld Food Bank and is on the Greeley/Weld Economic Development Action Partnership board, while Harold chairs the City of Greeley Water and Sewer board.
Harold’s advice for a lifetime of service? “Look for places where you have some skill set, something you enjoy, and become a participant.”