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July 21, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend,
Welcome. Thank you for sharing your valuable time with us. I hope this finds you and yours well and happy. 
We live in rare times – making daily choices in circumstances that are almost completely new to us. We see ourselves and our neighbors in a new light. Some of the choices we’re making are of the moment. One day we might struggle to even remember the days of masking. Some of the choices are as old as humanity itself - choices rooted in courage, unselfishness, and humility. 
Behind every choice is a simple and provocative question - Why?  
Let’s direct that question a bit. Why give through United Way? Why dig deeper to give more? Why give for the first time? Why give again?
Influence. Quality. Meaning.
Giving through United Way grows your donation's influence, quality and meaning. Your gift grows in  influence  when combined with over $1.5 million put to work annually to strengthen communities and advance the common good. Your gift grows in  quality  when focused and stewarded by generous expert volunteer leaders in health, education, financial stability and access to basic needs. Your gift grows in  meaning  for program partners, giving them a reliable and significant source of funding. 
Everything is easier said than done. Our words are promises to you. Watch us fulfill them. Help us fulfill them. Please continue reading about how we’re fulfilling our promises today. We have so much good news to share from so many!
This is my final welcome to you, Dear Readers, as Interim Executive Director. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and connect with you. It’s been my pleasure.
Karen Hebert, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley's Interim Executive Director
Announcing United Way of the
Greater Chippewa Valley's New
Executive Director Andy Neborak
“We are very excited for the opportunity to have Andy as our next Executive Director. Through the extensive search, Andy’s experience, leadership style and enthusiasm made it clear that he’s the right choice to help grow the United Way’s influence in the Chippewa Valley.”
-Len Borgen
UWGCV Board Member & Member of the
Search Committee
Watch for a more extensive introduction in our August Newsletter.
The Impact Story-
and the many reasons
we are telling it
United Way is a legacy agency that’s also fresh and new. Our roots and traditions run deep – and our methods for fulfilling our mission are dynamic. We’re looking forward to telling you the story!
Response & Recovery Community Fund
"I have personally volunteered with the United Way for decades and never has it felt so right. We need each other now more than ever, and we need to recognize that no one of us is in this alone. These are very uncertain and troubling times. Participating in this partnership gives me hope that we can tap into our unique talents, come together to solve problems and lift each other up for a stronger future."
-Marc Goulet, UWEC Administrator
UWGCV's role with the Emergency Food & Shelter Program
"The best part of being in this group is witnessing the love and care people have for their community and those that live in it. I watched as agencies gave up some of their funds as others had a greater need. I heard people discuss passionately the needs of their community and then determined the best way to allocate the funds. Collaboration at it’s finest. A lot to be proud of in the Chippewa Valley!" 
-Kelly Christianson,
Community Impact Director
Event Updates
32nd Annual United Way
Golf Tournament-
Rescheduled to 2021
For the safety of our golfers, volunteers and staff, UWGCV's Golf Tournament Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 32nd Annual Golf Tournament to 2021. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to being together again next year.
This issue of Impact in the Chippewa Valley is sponsored by: