September 14, 2013

Citizen of the Week: Bob RInger

The Daily Citizen

— Like others who have taken on the task, United Way of Northwest Georgia campaign chairman Bob Ringer had his work cut out for him drumming up support for the organization that funds dozens of local charities and other agencies.

Ringer, a leader at Shaw Industries, was the 2013 Campaign Chair responsible for the fundraising campaign for United Way. United Way officials will soon announce their fundraising totals. What’s certain now is that Ringer led an initiative that requires a lot of time and effort and produces funds that eventually find their way to many organizations that benefit the needy.

A native of South Carolina, Ringer and his wife Jo have a son and two grandchildren. Ringer began working with his company’s United Way campaign back in 1977. When he moved to Dalton in 1990, he immediately began looking for ways to get involved in the local organization. By 2008, he was a campaign volunteer and he has been active in various roles ever since.

United Way President Amanda Burt said Ringer has been a tremendous asset as a donor, volunteer and advocate since the mid-1990s.

“Bob Ringer was a natural choice to lead our 2013 campaign,” Burt said. “Bob knows firsthand as a former Community Investment volunteer how much United Way and our partners depend on the community’s support and how far these agencies and programs can stretch a dollar.

“Bob brings passionate servant leadership to the role of chairman and inspires and motivates others around him to work together to achieve our goal to improve lives in northwest Georgia.”

For his work over the past several months, The Daily Citizen names Bob Ringer Citizen of the Week.