Mariah (Garratt) Vail, MBA joined the United Way team as a Development Manager in August of 2021.
Mariah started her work in Kankakee County with Olivet Nazarene University’s Office of Development and has also led communications and community connection efforts at the Pledge for Life Partnership and Project SUN, as well as the Kan-I Help Information Network.
Outside of her work with United Way, Mariah is a coffee ambassador for local coffee company Connect Roasters. She is also the Kankakee area Ministry Lead for Safe Families for Children, a Christian organization that provides temporary hosting for children and supports families in crisis. Improving the foster care system and community access to supportive services are two of her biggest passions.
Mariah and her husband, Dustin, live in Bourbonnais and enjoy biking, reading, and mini golfing together.