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Monday, October 19, 2020
As the leaves are changing outside, we’re also seeing some change at our United Way. We’re excited to be welcoming three new team members to our staff this month! Joining us following Nona Buchholz’s retirement is Lance Liddell, who will take on the role of Director of Accounting & Administration (you’ll hear more on him below). Other additions to the team are Rachel Phelan as Director of Marketing & Communications and Isabella Hong as...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Join us again this month on a Journey of Impact. Our series of impact tour videos is meant to showcase how YOUR support and contributions do important things for the community YOU live in. A big thanks goes out to our Emerging Leaders group for their work in producing these impact tour videos for our United Way program partners. In the video above, you can see the story of the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic. The clinic primarily serves the working...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Just over two weeks remain until our sweepstakes deadline! New donors giving $24 or more, or returning donors increasing their annual donation by $24 or more will be automatically entered to win one of the great prizes below. You have until November 6 to make your donation through your workplace or by giving directly online here.
Monday, October 19, 2020
On September 18, 2020, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) hosted its annual Day of Caring event. Not unlike many events in 2020, details of Day of Caring looked different than previous years. UWGCV and its partners remained connected to pandemic safety concerns and stretched resources, yet planned an event that followed health orders and gave participants the joy of impact and living united. “While many events this year have...
Monday, October 19, 2020
We’re pleased to welcome Lance Liddell to our team at United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) as Director of Accounting & Administration. He comes to us from Prosper Real Estate where he was an Accounts Payable Specialist. Lance has previously spent time at Eau Claire Ford as an Office Manager and Foxboro Property Management as the Operations Accountant / Human Resources Coordinator. Please join us in welcoming Lance to the UWGCV...
Monday, October 19, 2020
In early June United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), together with the Community Fund of Chippewa County and the Eau Claire Community Foundation, conducted a community assessment.  The organizations wanted to learn how to best invest the $500,000 granted for COVID recovery by UWGCV's Endowment.  Local United Way leaders with a wide variety of viewpoints pointed the view to one target – young children. Together, resources will be...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Welcome! It’s hard to believe Fall is upon us. Admittedly, it’s my favorite season of the year. It’s a time to enjoy football, fall colors, and of course United Way campaign season! Our campaign theme this year is Small Act, Big Impact. As I grow in my role at United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, I learn how much of an impact even a small gift can make. With four impact areas and 29 program partners, I’m confident we can align with a cause...
Monday, September 14, 2020
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s 2020 Campaign is officially underway. Now more than ever the need is great and our most vulnerable neighbors are facing more obstacles to make ends meet. Will you help us reach our campaign goal of $1.65M to ensure programs in the Chippewa Valley have the funding they need to provide vital services? Join us in the fight to improve the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our...
Monday, August 17, 2020
I’m very pleased to welcome you for the first time as the Executive Director of the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley. I’ve had an energizing first 2+ weeks in this role, and I am honored and enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead an organization that does so much to help our most vulnerable neighbors in the Chippewa Valley. COVID-19 has presented tremendous challenges for individuals and organizations across the globe. I’m very...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Remember that cute kid the other day? The one at the store with his grandma?  Remember those flipflops?  Remember the delight you felt?  Remember that light in his eyes that signaled promise – that hinted at what’s to come?  That child is at risk.  And he might be a risk for years. In early June United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), together with the Community Fund of Chippewa County and the Eau Claire Community Foundation,...