Grow. Succeed. Unite. Thrive.
Special Campaign Edition Fall 2015
United Way Campaign Kicks-Off!
Your Donation Has Power.
Grow. Succeed. Thrive. Unite. 

Joined by more than 150 volunteers and community members, United Way campaign leadership launched the 2015-2016 "Your Donation Has Power" campaign and announced a fundraising goal of $1,300,000 during a luncheon last week.

Keynote speaker Andy Mohr, CEO of Andy Mohr Automotive Group, shared why he believes so passionately in the work of United Way. "Donating to United Way is about making our community a better place to live and work for everyone here. It's not a hand out. It's a rope to help people climb up to self sustainability...where they can make another step on their own."

Funds raised during the campaign stay local and support vital programs that help United Way and our network of member agencies and community partners achieve life-changing results throughout the coming year. Read more >>
Mary Alice Gray Memorial Award Winners
Cornett & Schulz Honored with Mary Alice Gray Memorial Award

Kelly Cornett and Heidi Schulz were recognized for their extraordinary volunteer service to United Way by receiving the Mary Alice Gray Memorial Award during the Kick-Off luncheon.

The Mary Alice Gray Award for Extraordinary Volunteer Service is given annually to honor individuals whose energy and talents allow us to improve people's lives.

Campaign Leadership
Campaign Leadership Announced 

We are pleased to be joined by these community leaders.  
Campaign Co-Chairs
  • Heidi Schulz, Community Member
  • Philippa Guthrie, Vice President & General Counsel, Indiana University Foundation
Vanguard Co-Chairs
  • Jim Grandorf, Clinical Professor, ­Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  • Mark Franklin, Region President, German American
Life Changing Results!

1 in 3 lives in our community are impacted by your gift to United Way. Your donation is the single best way to help the most people in need. Gifts are at work 24/7 helping people grow, succeed, unite, and thrive:
  • 98% of high school seniors enrolled in mentoring programs at United Way member agencies graduated.
  • 80% of at-risk teens, victims of domestic violence, recovering addicts, and families living in transitional shelter moved into stable, affordable, safe housing from programs at United Way member agencies.
  • 194,821 bags of groceries and 1,328,750 meals were provided to community members at risk of hunger in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties.
  • $1/wk provides 33 bags of healthy groceries to low-income families.
  • $2/wk supplies a person with diabetes with blood sugar test strips for a year. 
  • $6/wk ensures 2 days of emergency shelter service for victims of domestic violence. 
  • $20/wk supplies materials for a volunteer-built handicap-accessible ramp allowing a low-income senior to live safely at home.
Read more about the power of your donation, click here >> 

Get Involved! Get Involved

United Way of Monroe County partners with local businesses and organizations to raise funds that support United Way and our 25 member agencies. Individual gifts and campaigns help us achieve specific goals that really matter: Education, Earnings, and Essentials.   
Want to see how you can help people grow, succeed, unite, and thrive right here in our community?  Contact Resource Development Director Sarah Taylor by email or call her at (812) 334-8370.

Campaign Toolkit Now Available 

Do you want to help promote the United Way campaign among your friends and co-workers? Check out our online toolkit chock full of graphics, flyers, posters, thank you cards, and other resources to help you get the word out.

Have ideas for other tools? Let us know! 

Dine & Donate
Upcoming Events   

Tues., Sept. 29, 5-9pm
College Mall, 2894 E 3rd St

Dine & Donate @ Lennie's
Every Tuesday in October, after 4pm 
1795 E 10th Street

Proceeds benefit United Way
Wed., Oct 14

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United WayUnited Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves 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 25 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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