Kyle Leikam, Fredonia

Employer: Evans Investment Services
Board Member since 2013

Family:I am married to Xuefei Li-Leikam.

I grew up and continue to live in Fredonia, NY. I attended SUNY Fredonia and graduated in 2010. My wife and I were married in 2015. I currently work for Evans Investment Services the wealth management division of Evans Bank.

What is something people would not expect about you?

I need things to be put away and clean.

What is your favorite quote?

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”
~Winston Churchill

What drew you to United Way?

I was introduced to the UWNCC while I was working for Community Investment Services in Dunkirk. My co-worker at the time was a member of the Board of Directors and once he introduced me to Deborah Tederous, executive director, of the UW I was hooked. Her passion for the programs and more importantly the people that she strives to impact is unmatched and infectious.

What do you love about United Way?

I love that the United Way exposes me to so many wonderful people that do so much for our community. We hold a quarterly meeting where representatives from each of our partner agencies come together and fill us in on what they’ve been working on and what they’ve accomplished. In my eyes, these meetings make all of the hard work worth it.

Any additional comments?

This community’s drive and the people I see working to impact the lives of so many is something we should all find inspiration and pride in. It’s something that I believe is unique to our community and something I strive to be a part of. Thank you to everyone for your support of our wonderful organization and I look forward to seeing you at our next event. Thanks!