The 2012 United Way Community Campaign is being led by Carol Williams from The Dow Chemical Company. Carol is Executive Vice President of Dow Manufacturing & Engineering. She is also a member of the Company's Executive Leadership Committee and the Strategy Board. She is passionate about supporting the community where she lives and works.
This year United Way was pleased to welcome Chef Jeff Henderson as this year's Kick-off Speaker on September 12th at 6:30 p.m. Chef Jeff is an award-winning chef, New York Times best-selling author and Food Network television personality. Be inspired with his triumphant story of change and the power of potential.
Chef Jeff grew up on the tough streets of Central Los Angeles and began dealing drugs as a teen. Henderson was “rescued from the streets” when he was arrested and sent to prison. He discovered a passion for cooking and committed himself to turning his life around. With persistence, determination and many strong mentors, he was able to achieve his dreams, becoming the executive chef of Café Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Jeff shared his recipe for overcoming the barriers of true success and the power of potential. Committed to mentoring youth, he also worked with the culinary students at Windover High School to prepared a tasting menu and desserts.