Cal Walker

Relationship Liaison


Cal joined UWTC in a staff role September 2022. As a volunteer three years earlier, he chaired a very successful United Way campaign that raised $2 million for the first time in several years. A native of Alabama, and long-time resident of Upstate New York, Cal has consistently been involved in efforts to expand opportunity and access, especially in the broad area of education.  He has served with a long list of not-for-profit organizations in various roles and co-founded one that is now in its 20th year.  Cal worked a combined 40 years with Procter & Gamble Corporation, then at Cornell University. Currently, he is on staff at Ithaca High School and is also an independent social entrepreneur. A parent of five adult children and nine grandchildren, he and his wife, Glenda, have also been foster parents to over 50 other children during the past 20+ years. 
Cal’s Why:

We all have gifts, talents and abilities, and I believe we should blossom where we’re planted! I believe strongly in engaged community, and that all of us can serve.  My philosophies are summed up as follows:

•    “In a real sense, all of life in inter-related. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”   -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

•    “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”  - Edward Everett Hale

•    Nothing will ever attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome! -Samuel Johnson
Causes Important to Cal:

•    Making “equal justice under law” a reality for all, not a symbolic aspiration
•    Youth personal development along with academic achievement
•    Civic engagement through higher levels of voting and other forms of active participation in the democratic process
•    Initiatives to stimulate and support micro-enterprise