According to a news release, his contributions to United Way began as a loaned executive supporting fundraising campaigns early in his career, and he has served on numerous United Way member agency boards. He currently serves on the board of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, but first came in contact with the non-profit through his mother, Sylvia, who was executive director of the Evansville YWCA, a United Way member agency.

“As mayor of Evansville, and now chancellor, I am very interested in addressing our ALICE issues statewide through the creation of educational opportunities,” Weinzapfel said in the release, referring to the organization’s emphasis on the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, which represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care and transportation. “I hope to shape statewide policies through the state United Way Board.”