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Who Loves Reading?
"The kids were all so excited when I told them that I had a book for each of them...that they could keep. One little boy was so grateful that he wanted to give me a hug before I got out of the room. Thanks for your support of this great program." Of course, we were excited when a Real Men Read MENtor told us this after his recent time in a classroom. Real Men Read is bringing a real love of reading to Spencer Owen Community Schools kindergarteners. 
Tony & Philippa
Live United Spotlight: Meet Tony Armstrong &  Philippa Guthrie

During law school, Philippa Guthrie and Tony Armstrong worked together on class projects. Now, years later, they are once again joining forces. This time it's to build a stronger community as United Way IU campaign co-chairs.


As co-chairs, both Tony and Philippa bring a common sense of purpose and energy.  They are enjoying interacting with a broad range of people and gaining a deeper knowledge about IU and the larger Bloomington community. 


Everyone coming together to make better this place we call home and finding common bonds among fellow citizens is at the heart of Living United for Philippa, Vice President and General Counsel of the Indiana University Foundation. So it's no surprise she was excited to step into the role of co-chair for the IU fundraising campaign.

Your Impact
Throughout the Year
You are creating a better tomorrow for people in our community. Your support helps youth achieve their potential, hard working families get ahead, and everyone access basic needs

What has your donation been up to during the year?

+ Of high school seniors enrolled in mentoring programs at United Way member agencies, 94% graduated.


+ The Free Community Tax Service program brought together 200 volunteers to assist local residents file 2,901 federal returns saving up to $850,000 in tax preparation fees.


+ About 116,103 bags of groceries and 1,206,549 meals were provided to community members at risk of hunger in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties. 
Campaign Highlights Campaign Highlights 
Each fall, United Way of Monroe County partners with local businesses and organizations to raise funds that support United Way and our 24 member agencies. Individual gifts and campaigns at community-minded workplaces like these are helping us achieve specific goals in the areas of Education, Earnings, and Essentials.  
There's still time for you to join your neighbors in helping to create a better tomorrow for our community. Consider giving today.

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BKD associates added $3,174.50 in donations, accounting for a 100 percent increase over last year. 



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Monroe County United Ministries staff is nurturing the future in many ways, including by contributing $3,284 to the campaign.



IU Progress
Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers! The Indiana University United Way fundraising campaign has raised 81% of their goal. And there's still time for IU staff, faculty, and staff to join the Hoosier Hysteria and make your donation to support your community. 

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A hip, hip, hooray to the staff at Hoosier Hills Food Bank, a United Way member agency, for donating a healthy $1,846 to the 2013 United Way fundraising campaign. 



Giving Societies 
Join the club and lead the way by joining the Vanguard Leadership Society. Or, if you are under 40, consider becoming a Young Leader. Individual and combined gifts qualify for membership. Find out more.
Workplace Campaigns 
Start a workplace campaign and join all the great businesses and organizations that come together to make our community better. It's fun, easy, and makes a big impact!
Want to hold a campaign in your workplace or learn more about giving to United Way? Contact Resource Development Director Sarah Hayes by email or call her at (812) 334-8370.

Upcoming Events 

January 8, 2014

HYPE Nonprofit Fair

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center

Young professionals can check out nonprofit opportunities in the community and visit us!


January 14, 2014

Free Community Tax Service 

Service Provider Information Session

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Service providers can learn information about free tax assistance and receive promotional materials. RSVP to

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United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves
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 people's lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through our Community Action Fund, Priority Funds, and grant initiatives, we work with 24 member agencies and other community partners to focus resources on the building blocks for a better life: education, earnings, and the essentials.
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