Fitchburg, MA, August 13 — The United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM) is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has appointed Kory Eng as President and Chief Executive Officer. Eng succeeds Philip Grzewinski, who retired this summer after serving as the UWNCM’s Chief Executive Officer since 1991.


Eng has nearly 20 years of agency leadership experience, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Quincy Community Action Programs, a $28-million nonprofit dedicated to reducing poverty and helping low-income residents achieve financial stability. Prior to that, Eng spent a decade in positions of increasing responsibility at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. In his final role as Vice President of Community Partnerships, he earned accolades for developing and launching six United Way Family Financial Stability Centers in Eastern Massachusetts.


Eng brings to the UWNCM a strategic focus along with deep experience in all facets of nonprofit management, including program and budget development, community outreach, resource development, and team leadership. He has also served as a volunteer leader on many boards and committees including two terms as Board President for Mass211. Eng lives with his wife and two daughters in Roslindale. 


United Way of North Central Massachusetts selected Eng after a comprehensive national search conducted by a team of Board members. “The Board is thrilled to welcome Kory to the UWNCM,” says Winfield Brown, Board Chair. “Kory‘s deep United Way experience and a lifelong commitment to community-based organizations bring a new energy and vision of how we can build upon our rich history of philanthropy and service to our region.”


“I am humbled and honored to serve as President and CEO of this fantastic organization,” says Eng. “I look forward to working with staff, volunteers, and community partners to create a brighter future for our region, whether it be by ensuring youth have opportunities to thrive regardless of their backgrounds or zip codes; parents have access to safe and affordable child care; or the families have access to basic needs while also having opportunities to build long-term financial stability. I believe that every individual has promise and the UWNCM can be a catalyst to unleash that promise.”

United Way of North Central Massachusetts improves lives in need by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. This is done by uniting volunteers and donors to create positive, lasting change in the communities of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Leominster, Littleton, Pepperell, Lunenburg, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Shirley, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon.