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2014 / 2015 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF


Get Ready to Set Sail!
Join us for a fun-filled morning at the 12th annual Cardboard Boat Race.  Put your team together, build your boat and come out to have fun.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park in Aurora
Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. 
Boat races start at 10:30 a.m. Hesed Boat Race

Registration is limited so please REGISTER NOW to secure your place in the race!  For more information click here.
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HELPING THOUSANDS AFFORD MEDICATION
Since 2011, FamilyWize and Fox Valley United Way have helped over 2,900 people save more than $260,000 on the medicines they need to live a healthy life.  This year, we are highlighting the positive impact FamilyWize and Fox Valley United Way are having on individuals with mental health issues.  For more information and to view our 2014 impact report click here.

THANK YOU OUTGOING BOARD MEMBERS
Fox Valley United Way is fortunate to be lead by a Board of Directors committed to bringing real, lasting change to the communities we serve.  We want to express our sincere gratitude to Gail Bumgarner, Rush-Copley Medical Center, Tom Lindblom, Bristol Kendall Fire Department and John Potter, retired Dreyer Medical Center.  They have tirelessly volunteered for the last 6 years to support and guide Fox Valley United Way.  We greatly appreciate their time, talent and commitment to the organization.
WELCOME NEW BOARD OFFICERS
At our June 12th board of directors meeting, the board chose the following individuals as officers for the term of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015:

John Wu, Chair
Director of Emergency Preparedness and Safety, Waubonsee Community College

Julie Proscia, Vice Chair
Attorney/Partner, SmithAmundsen

Pat Kelsey, Treasurer
Executive Vice President, WBK Engineering

Brian Dahl, Secretary
Director Membership Services, Painters District Council No. 30

Many thanks to everyone for their dedication and service. We look forward to an exceptional year.
Special Thanks!

Our heartfelt appreciation to the Dunham Fund for their recent $100,000 challenge grant to help SPARK reach its goal of ensuring that all of Aurora's children arrive at school healthy, eager to learn and ready to succeed.
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To learn more about the impact this important early learning initiative is having in Aurora click here.
Give.
ARE YOU STARTING YOUR WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN?

Visit our website here for great information, materials and tips to help you run a great workplace fundraising campaign!

Have questions or need additional help? Click here to email Denise Blettner, our Director of Community Engagement.
Advocate.
United Way of Illinois' public policy agenda reflects the work of United Ways across the state in the areas of education, income and health.  Click here to view the Public Policy Agenda for 2014.
Volunteer.
Are you looking for the perfect place to find volunteer opportunities in your community?  Check out Volunteer Fox Valley!
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