Prince named interim director

Aimee Prince, United Way of Central Arkansas resource development director, has been named interim executive director for the organization. Current Executive Director Maret Cahill Wicks recently announced her resignation.

Wicks has served as executive director for seven years and is leaving the non-profit sector to pursue other opportunities.

According to board chairman Jason Culpepper, the board of directors has begun the search for a full-time replacement. “In the meantime, United Way is in excellent hands,” Culpepper said. “Aimee has been with United Way for a year and understands the vision of United Way. We have a great support team in our staff, volunteers and board of directors.” 

Interested applicants should send their resume to [email protected].

During her tenure, Wicks led United Way to increase campaign donations and brought a variety

of programs to Central Arkansas, including free tax return preparation (VITA), Financial

Opportunity Classes (FOC) and Charity Tracker. Last year, United Way provided free tax preparation to 400 households, earning those families more than $400,000 in tax refunds. The United Way also established a Financial Opportunity Center that has provided financial literacy classes to more than 150 people so far with the goal of helping all residents reach real and lasting financial independence. In addition, Charity Tracker has helped more than 14,000 low-income families since its launch in 2014.

“The Board is thankful for Maret’s years of service and leadership,” said Culpepper. “We are in a great position to see continued growth and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving our community.”

United Way of Central Arkansas serves Faulkner, Perry, Van Buren and Conway counties and supports 18 agencies and 30 programs. It is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve and enhance the lives of people in the community by addressing and meeting their needs through the generosity and work of advocates, volunteers and donors. 

United Way focuses on programs and initiatives that impact education, health, financial stability and basic human needs. For more information on United Way of Central Arkansas, visit