The transition in leadership has shifted the timeline a little for getting the campaign kicked-off. That is okay. We are busy preparing materials, scheduling events, and meeting with partners and sponsors. We will be ready to kick things off in style on August 12 at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Watch for more details as we draw closer.
Today, I want to introduce you to the campaign chairs. It has been a tremendous joy getting to know this couple. Please welcome Dr. Danielle Ryan and Jess Ryan!
Jess is a frequent instructor for Laramie County Community College’s Life Enrichment Programs where he teaches retirement income planning, tax management, and investment strategies. He also provides financial literacy programs for the Laramie County Library 2 Business program, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.
Jess is an avid community volunteer serving as a board member of CASA of Laramie County, the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne, and K9s for Mobility. He is also Chair of the Cheyenne Chamber Business Council and serves on the Steering Committee for Leadership Cheyenne. He also enjoys being a part of the Young Men’s Literary Club of Cheyenne.
What does he do in his free time? Jess is an avid fly fisherman and very amateur gardener.
His family includes his wife, local Cheyenne native Dr. Danielle Ryan, and their rescue dog, Jack Russel/Miniature Pincher/Dachshund mix, Tuni.
Her partner in life and beloved husband is Jess Ryan of a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with the Compass Wealth Group. Together they have an elderly rescue pup named Tunisia Minnie Mouse (a.k.a. TUNI). Danielle and Jess love to baby TUNI, travel together, and dedicate their time to taking care of their treasured families and community.
Danielle is grateful to be a part of Cheyenne’s Ch. Z P.E.O., Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative, Cheyenne Capital Chorale, and several committees at LCCC. In addition to serving as the Campaign Chair with Jess for United Way, Danielle will be dancing to her heart’s content for the Boys and Girls Club Dancing With the Stars Event. As families and children struggle now more than ever due to the pandemic, Danielle and Jess are devoted to raising awareness and gathering the resources needed to help those most vulnerable in her hometown.
"We believe in United Way because of the positive impact they have on numerous non profit organizations and community services. There is not a more direct way to benefit so many areas of need in our community and we trust the process they have for ensuring donations are used effectively. Especially during the pandemic, United Way has been critical in getting effective help to those in desperate need in our community. We believe it is more important than ever to once again LIVE UNITED and band together to help those with the greatest needs in our beloved community."
United Way is blessed to have the dedication, enthusiasm and energy of Danielle and Jess leading this campaign. All of Laramie County will benefit because of their commitment to this endeavor. Thank you both for your willingness to say, "YES!"