Jack Walsh is the President and
Chief Operating Officer of Valley
United Way. A life-long resident of Derby, he has been
with United Way
since 1989. Jack was previously a teacher in Shelton
and Derby as well as the head boys basketball coach at Shelton High School.
He was also the Director of the Recreation Camp in Derby, a United Way funded agency, for
During Jack's tenure, Valley United Way has grown as a community
resource by adding the Youth Leadership Program, the Volunteer Action
Center, and the partner Agency Council which has since expanded to become
the Valley Council for Health & Human Services. He was also one of the
leaders in the Valley's successful effort in the All
America City competition.
Jack currently serves as the Chair of the Chief Professional Officers
Council for United Way of Connecticut and is on the Board of Directors at
United Way of Connecticut.
Jack is an active member of the community. He is a past Chair of Derby's
Park & Recreation Commission and currently chairs the City's Greenway
Committee. He is also Chair of the Electronic Valley
project, member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer at the Derby Neck
Library and a member and past president of both the Derby/Shelton Rotary
Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is a past President of the
Board of Directors for the Derby Historical Society and is a former member
of the board of directors for the Hallock's
Landing Senior Housing Project which renovated the old Derby High School
where he was once a student and later a teacher.
He serves on the Valley Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation
for Greater New Haven. Jack is a corporator for Griffin Hospital and a member and past
Co-chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Yale/Griffin Prevention
Resource Center. Jack is a member of the Board of Directors for the Online
Journalism Project, the parent organization for the Valley Independent
Sentinel, the Valley's on-line news site. He is also one of the founders
and a committee member for the Commodore
Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race. He is on the Community Advisory Board
for the Yale Community Rowing Program.
He is a past recipient of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce's Gold
Seal Award and the Lewis Savitsky Staff
Excellence Award presented by the Valley Council of Health & Human
Service Organizations. He has also received the Valley Council of
Governments' Hazel Knapp Award for regional leadership as well as the Derby
Historical Society's Dr. John I. Howe Award. In 2007, he received the
Parent Child Resource Center’s Outstanding Service to Children and Families
award. He was also named to the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower
Naugatuck Valley Alumni Association Hall of Fame.
The Lower Naugatuck Valley Bar Association presented him with their
Liberty Bell Award in June, 2008. In November, 2008 he received the Greater
Valley Chamber of Commerce's Platinum Award.
In 2010 the YMCA presented him with their Strong
Community Builder Award. The Women and Heart Disease Committee at Griffin
Hospital presented him with their "Caring Heart" Award in 2011.
In 2012, he received the Spirit of St. Mary - St. Michael School award from
the school. He is a graduate of St. Mary's, and later taught at both
schools before their merger.
You can e-mail him at Jack.Walsh@valleyunitedway.org.