Emily V. Tilton is United Way of Weld County’s new senior manager of donor engagement.
“We are very excited to have Emily join our United Way of Weld County professional staff,” shared Patty Gates, United Way’s vice president of donor engagement. “She brings strong experience in community engagement and relationship development. Emily understands the importance of vision, strategy and passion as we continue to build on United Way’s substantial foundation of community support.”
Taking a strategic approach to intentional relationship development with the goal of connecting communities, Tilton has 20 years of community engagement experience. She is passionate about mobilizing donors for action in a culture of purpose so as to develop a robust future for all of Weld County.
At home in Greeley with husband Drew Tilton for nearly 30 years, Tilton is a proud University of Northern Colorado alumna. She has served with a number of community and nonprofit organizations professionally and as a volunteer.
Tilton previously worked at Aims Community College and The Greeley Tribune. She was responsible for initiating and driving cross-functional projects within organizations, leading the development of an extensive portfolio of distinguished campaigns to achieve integrated strategic plans in community outreach.
A certified project management professional, Tilton has been recognized by American Association for Women in Community Colleges Leaders Institute, National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, Public Relations Society of America and Swift Enterprise Manager College. As part of a collaboration, she received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative.
“I have always thought that the work of United Way is critical,” Tilton said. “I believe in the positive power of community when strengths are matched to opportunities; to give what you can, where you can, when you can. I am honored to professionally contribute to United Way. I look forward to advocating for its impactful work while listening to and growing with community investors.”