1st Quarter 2015 E-Newsletter
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Give Local St. Joseph County: One Day, HUGE Impact
Mark your calendars! May 5th, 2015 is Give Local St. Joseph County, a 24-hour giving event meant to raise money and create maximum impact in our community. The event will be hosted by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and will include 52 nonprofit organizations. Learn more here.
Have you met Jamie?
Jamie represents a happy 4-year old living in St. Joseph County. Upon entering school, Jamie has the ability to succeed but without the proper support systems in place, Jamie will become another statistic like so many other children and young adults in our community. See how United Way can help break this cycle and create a brighter future for Jamie. See Jamie's story here.
Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse Team Recognized as ACC/ United Way Game Changers

Members of the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team have been recognized as Atlantic Coast Conference/United Way "Game Changers" and will be honored during the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament. The "Game Changers" initiative was introduced this year as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference's unique and longstanding partnership with United Way. See full ACC story and video here.

Unified Fight Needed Against Poverty, Leaders Say

On February 26th, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Mayor Dave Wood of Mishawaka and Jeff Rea, President and CEO of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce fielded questions regarding the vitality of our community and how we must all work hand-in-hand to reduce poverty. Read full story here.

Golf. Save. Reduce Poverty in St. Joseph County!
United Way of St. Joseph County has partnered with Summers Promotions to offer you fantastic savings on your golfing this season! United Way will receive 50% of all golf cards sold. Just be sure to enter UNITED WAY in the 'Order Notes' box upon checkout. Click here to buy your Golf Cards today.
Volunteer Now! VITA Volunteers Still Needed
Give back to your community! Volunteer from 5-20 hours per week and be part of the program that helped refund Michiana taxpayers over 4 million dollars last year! Training is provided. Contact Barbara today: (574) 232-8201 ext. 227 or
Introducing our new online series: FACES OF UNITED WAY
Learn more about the people in your community who GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER so that St. Joseph County may be a better place to live, work and play. Be sure to 'like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
University of Notre Dame Exceeds United Way Fundraising Goal
The generosity of University of Notre Dame employees in the 2014-2015 campaign has made a tremendous impact in St. Joseph County. During the campaign, the university raised $311,355.41! A huge thank you to Jessica Brookshire, Associate Director for Public Affairs at Notre Dame and United Way Employee Campaign Manager---your efforts are sincerely appreciated! Dollars raised will be used to help increase graduation rates, provide academic literacy programs, keep youth off the streets and so much more.

Wells Fargo's Workplace Campaign Places First Nationwide

United Way Worldwide recently recognized Wells Fargo for raising the most money through its workplace campaign of any other company in the country. Even more impressive: this is the sixth consecutive year the company has earned this honor! Read full story here.
We would like to remember the following partners and their important contributions to the United Way mission.    
Merlin Bellinger - Beloved husband of volunteer Kelly Murphy Bellinger, Partner at Holladay Properties and volunteer of Studebaker Museum, St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, the Boys & Girls Clubs and the YMCA of Michiana
Edward Gray Long-time United Way volunteer and supporter
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. - Integral United Way supporter and the only recipient in the history of St. Joseph County to receive the National Tocqueville Society Honor.
Jane Warner - Long-time United Way volunteer and supporter

Drive and Shine  United Way would like to thank Drive & Shine for its exceptional partnership!

Redeeming Hope Blog 
Rich Harwood  
This blog by Rich Harwood of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is now on the UWSJC website. The blog focuses on topics that guide and urge people to take action in their communities. The Harwood Institute has a partnership with United Way Worldwide and focuses on widespread, long-term growth opportunities that are accessible to more people in more communities. Click here to read more. 
We Want to Know! 
What inspires you about United Way? Why do you Give, Advocate and/or Volunteer? Send your stories on how you have been involved with United Way to and you may see your story in our next newsletter, on our website or on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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