CHAMPAIGN — Pam Hulten, director of resource development for the United Way of Champaign County, will start a new job next week with the Carle Development Foundation.
She is the second United Way executive to resign to go to work for Carle's fundraising arm in the past 12 months. Lyn Jones, the United Way's former president and CEO, resigned last summer to become the Carle Development Foundation's vice president of fund development.
Hulten, 35, went to work for the United Way in 2005, and her last day with the agency was Tuesday. She will fill a new position at the Carle Development Foundation, director of annual funds and corporate relations, she said.
In her new position, Hulten said, she will be doing some similar work to what she has done for United Way, "but the biggest differences will be getting a chance to work with physicians, employees and individual donors in the community as well as some special events, and I know they have a fantastic women's philanthropy circle."
At the United Way, Hulten said, she was in charge of all necessary resources needed to do fundraising, and a big part of her job was working with employer-giving campaigns and leadership donors who give at the $500-and-above level.
She also worked with the agency's emerging community leaders program that she helped start in 2005. That program connects young professionals in the community and educates them about nonprofit organizations to encourage them to serve as committee and board members in the community, she said.
Hulten said she won't be replaced at United Way, but the agency has created a new position, director of leadership giving, she said.
Sue Grey, United Way of Champaign County's president and CEO, couldn't be reached Tuesday afternoon.
Jones said Hulten will bring "great energy" and "great creativity to this new position at Carle."
"Pam has the ability to keep a lot of balls in the air at the same time and really take a critical look at what we're doing, how we're doing it and how we might improve," she said.
Jones said Hulten also has a genuine interest in health care and is looking forward to a situation in which she has a lot to learn.
"And I understand that 100 percent. I was in the same boat," Jones said. "I think health care is a very interesting and exciting place to be in 2013 and beyond, and Pam is very anxious to be part of that."