6 Jan, 2021
The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is proud to announce that Kevin Helmick, President and CEO of Farmers National Bank, will serve as the 2020 Campaign Chair. Each year, the United Way invites a prominent community leader and supporter of the organization to lead the campaign efforts.
“We started talking to Kevin before COVID-19 hit our Valley, and since that first conversation a lot has changed. The pandemic has presented us with various challenges to our annual campaign, but we knew we would have a strong leader in Kevin,” said Bob Hannon, President of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. “We are proud that he will be our chair for the 2020 Annual Campaign. Farmers National Bank is a long time supporter and advocate of our work, and we are honored to have the Bank’s CEO leading our fundraising efforts this year.”
Helmick is honored to take on this vital role with the United Way. He has already assembled a team from Farmers National Bank to work closely with the United Way team to make sure 2020 is a successful year. Their goal is to not only strengthen their internal work place campaign, but help spread the mission about the work being done by United Way throughout the year and during these unprecedented times.
“As a strong community bank, it’s crucial that we support our communities,” Helmick said. “By doing so, we can grow and thrive together. Farmers and our employees are committed to making a positive impact for children and families in the Mahoning Valley through philanthropic commitments.”
Helmick began his banking career with Farmers National Bank following an acquisition in 2000. Throughout his more than 20-year career, he has held various positions and titles including Investment Advisor, and Vice President, Director of Retail Services & Wealth Management. In October 2013, Helmick was named President and CEO of Farmers National Banc Corp.
The United Way campaign will officially kick off in August and run through November. The United Way is working with local companies and donors to adapt to the use of virtual presentations and online pledge forms.
Farmers National Bank employees are already participating in this year’s efforts by volunteering for the Satur-Day of Caring Food distribution, which serves more than 250 households and 515 people each distribution.