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Our Mission:  No One In Need   
Our Vision:    A Better Laramie County 

1st Quarter 2012

2011 Campaign Total
Boys & Girls Club Helps Announce 2011 Campaign Total
CampaignTotalRecord Breaking 2011 Campaign

United Way of Laramie County's 2011 Campaign co-chairs, Tim and Kathy Joannides and Phil Noble and Lynn Birleffi recently announced the results of the 2011 Campaign.


The 2011 campaign total is $1,240,158. This is the largest campaign total in the history of United Way of Laramie County, a testament to the strength and commitment of the Laramie County community.


United Way of Laramie County funds over 20 programs. This network of non-profit partners provides human services to over 25,000 Laramie County residents. For more information on the 2012-2013 program partners visit our website.

WTEUniting Our Community Award

Every year United Way of Laramie County presents the "Uniting Our Community Award" to a company that has shown a high level of support of the local campaign. The 2011 award recipient is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and WTE Commercial Printing. The WTE is a campaign Pacesetter company, media sponsor, and underwrite an in-kind donation of the printing of all campaign materials. 


Scott Walker, WTE Vice President of Marketing and Operations, accepted the award for the paper. "We look forward to continuing to work with United Way in the future," he said. "We believe in what they stand for."

carvoucher2011 Car Voucher Winner
2011 Car Voucher Winner
Car dealers, KGWN, Phil Noble, & Connie Sloan Cathcart congratulate Cindy Chavez

Every year through the generosity of local car dealers United Way of Laramie County is able to offer a car voucher drawing as incentive to donors of certain levels. This year's 13 finalists were hosted by CBS News Channel 5 for the live drawing on Feb. 7. The lucky winner was Cindy Chavez of Personal Financial Solutions, a Pacesetter company. Cindy won $15,000 towards the new or used car of her choice. Congratulations Cindy! and THANK YOU to the 2011 car voucher sponsors:
2011 Car Dealers
cochairs2012 Campaign Co-Chairs Announced

Bob and SandraWe are very pleased to announce that Bob Prentice & Sandra Surbrugg have agreed to serve a two year term as campaign co-chairs.


Bob Prentice, pediatrician at the Cheyenne Children's Clinic, and Sandra Surbrugg, dermatologist at the Cheyenne Skin Clinic, have lived in Cheyenne for more than 35 years.


Bob came to Cheyenne in 1973 after 3 years in the US Air Force in Okinawa, Japan as a pediatrician. He also spent three years at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago.


Sandra was a lifelong resident of Lamar, CO until coming to Cheyenne in 1975. After attending medical school and completing a residency in dermatology in Denver she opened her dermatology practice in 1988.


Community service has always been a "must" with both spending time as presidents of the local hospital medical staffs and on boards in the community. Giving back to the community that has supported them is important.


"United Way multiplies the effect an individual can have, expanding the impact on life in Cheyenne. We think that everyone needs to do something to make Cheyenne a community that cares."


Tim and KathyWe are also very happy to announce that Tim & Kathy Joannides have signed on for an unprecendented third year as campaign co-chairs.


Tim, President of Halladay Motos, began his automotive career in Illinois and also lived in Arizona prior to coming to Cheyenne in 1983. He is active in the community and has served as a board member for the Chamber of Commerce, LEADS, and the Wyoming Auto Dealers Association. In addition, he has shared expertise with many organizations in the community.


Kathy, also born and raised in Illinois, has dedicated years of service to the community. Many of her volunteer activities have benefitted Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.


Both Tim and Kathy bring the same dedication and passion to their community and church. They are active members of the Greek Orthodox Church in Cheyenne.

wy211Wyoming 2-1-1
Wyoming 211

Wyoming 2-1-1 wants every citizen of Wyoming to know they do not need to struggle when searching for non-emergency assistance.  


The program is simple: Wyoming residents can dial 2-1-1 during regular work hours to speak with an information specialist. The specialist will direct them to various services offered by nonprofits or the state or federal governments that could be of service. 


Wyoming 2-1-1 celebrated one year of the call center being open on Feb. 15, 2012. Congratulations 2-1-1! For more information visit the Wyoming 2-1-1 website: www.wyoming211.org

topIn this issue:

Record Breaking 2011 Campaign


2011 Uniting Our Community Award


2011 Car Voucher Winner


Meet our 2012 Campaign Co-chairs


Featured Partners:

Wyoming 2-1-1


Call for Volunteers 




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Do you have a passion for United Way and would like to serve as one of our campaign volunteers? We are seeking volunteers who would like to help during our upcoming 2012 Campaign. Volunteers are needed to help with the following:

  • Reaching out to United Way workplace campaign coordinators to assist them with their campaigns.
  • Speaking at employee campaign meetings about United Way's impact throughout Laramie County.
  • Serving as an "on call" speaker to help make presentations about United Way.
  • Helping distribute employee campaign packets and campaign posters.
  • Assist with campaign mailings.

This is a great opportunity for you to play a vital role in making a difference in our community. To volunteer, contact Chris Allen at 638-8904 ext. 13 or email.

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2011 sponsors

Corporate Sponsors fund our campaign advertising and miscellaneous campaign expenses. Sponsors also insure that NONE OF THE FUNDS raised during the campaign will be used for any of our events.

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