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 you’re passionate about as you consider how you can improve the lives of our fellow residents of the Chippewa Valley. I invite you to connect with me so we can work together to meet your philanthropic goals.
As we pass the six-month mark of this pandemic, I’d like to leave you with a
challenge. I want you to think about how you can make an impact on those around you. Whether people are willing to admit it or not, these times are hard on everyone for different reasons. Over the next month, take the time to check in on a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. Bring a surprise gift to someone you know who has to stay home to remain healthy. Help a co-worker with a project because you know they’re now balancing their job and kids at home. If we all take the time to be kind to one another, these times will be easier to navigate for everyone.
Thank you all for making the Chippewa Valley a great place to live.
Andrew Neborak- Executive Director, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Join United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley's Emerging Leaders Group on a Journey of Impact.This series of impact videos is meant to showcase how YOUR support and contributions do important things for the community YOU live in.
In the video above, Patricia Stein, Executive Director of Bolton Refuge House, shares their story. Their goal is to provide a safe place for individuals of abusive or dangerous situations. UWGCV is an umbrella that embraces and helps expand the tools offered through Bolton Refuge House. Patricia also talks about why supporting United Way is so crucial for their continued expansion.
Please share their story as they look for continued support and volunteer help!
Every Small Act can have a Big Impact. A donation doesn’t have to be large to make a difference in the Chippewa Valley. It’s not the size of one gift but rather all of us giving together that benefits our entire community when combined with thousands of generous donors.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Nona over the past several years both as a board member and as a member of the finance committee. Nona has always gone the “extra mile” to make sure that the financial information of the Organization was as accurate and up to date as possible for those who regularly relied on the information to make decisions. Nona’s hard work and dedication was also evident by her participation in the Organization’s other initiatives that weren’t directly related to her role as the finance director, specifically her involvement in the Day of Caring and annual foundation golf tournament events. Congratulations on your retirement Nona!"
-Rob Ganschow, CPA, CFE
This issue of Impact in the Chippewa Valley is sponsored by: