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 proud of our United Way for making a difference in the lives of some of the most affected children in our region. Our first wave of recovery grants awarded $304,250 to five impactful projects. Some of these projects will be featured as you continue reading this edition of our newsletter.
In the coming weeks we will release a second wave of funding and we look forward to reviewing additional project proposals. I’d like to thank Marc Goulet and Karen Hebert for their continued leadership through this process and also our volunteer grant review team for their thorough evaluation of all proposals.
Moving ahead, I look forward to working side-by-side with our dedicated staff and volunteers to focus on developing the relationships that will help us increase the measurable impact we make. We will share our story to energize existing partnerships and open new doors for the future. I hope to connect with as many of you as possible over the coming months to learn how we can collaborate to advance the common good in the Chippewa Valley. Thank you for your support today and in the future.
Andrew Neborak- Executive Director, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Remember that cute kid the other day? The one at the store with his grandma? Remember those flip-flops? Remember the delight you felt? Remember that light in his eyes that signaled promise – that hinted at what’s to come?
That beautiful child is at risk. And he might be a risk for years.
“Even before COVID‐19, our ALICE neighbors were working hard to provide for their families. The current crisis is only highlighting that despite this hard work, constant uncertainty and the struggle of financial hardship are the reality faced by more than one in three Wisconsin households.”
-Charlene Mouille, United Way of Wisconsin Executive Director