Stepping down – Bay Area United Way chief retiring

Thomas A. Ruppanner, chief executive officer of the United Way of the Bay Area, will retire by June 30 after 30 years with the organization.

During his tenure at the San Francisco-based United Way affiliate, its revenue from $47 million to an expected $62 million this year.

Costs fell by 20 percent during the same period.

Ruppanner is recognized for his work in measuring the impact of grants made by the United Way.

He also helped develop a separate organization, UniTEQ/Pipe Vine, that processes online giving.

A search committee has been formed to find a successor.

United Way of the Bay Area is the largest private funder of local health and human services in Northern California.

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