United Way of Story County campaign tops $2 Million

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
United Way of Story County campaign tops $2 Million

John Kinley, United Way of Story County (UWSC) 2014 LIVE UNITED campaign chair, announced $2,058,833 has been raised through the annual campaign, an amount which is $58,000 over goal and sets a new record. The Roland/Story City division also set a new campaign record, raising $71,645, an amount which is more than $2,000 over the $67,500 goal. The announcements were made at the Campaign Celebration on Thursday, December 11.

Kinley thanked everyone for a successful campaign. “The generosity of those who live and work in Story County is apparent from this announcement,” said Kinley. “Special thanks to the many organizations and volunteers who made this possible. Gifts of all sizes truly do make a difference. Each person doing what they can to help others is what it means to LIVE UNITED.”

UWSC donors support initiatives that meet the needs of more than 30,000 people in Story County in the areas of education, income and health.

President and CEO Jean Kresse also expressed gratitude. “Thank you for giving, advocating and volunteering so that our community can continue to LIVE UNITED.”

Division volunteers brought in record numbers at many businesses, on campus, with retiree groups and community campaigns. UWSC Campaign Director Kristin Pates worked with more than 200 volunteers who were actively involved with the campaign. The Roland/Story City campaign was led by the 2014 Roland/Story City Campaign Cabinet, which included: Jenny Benedict, Shannon Bryan, Monica Emerson, Brandon Geise, Dale Henricks, Mary Loupee, David Loupee, Valaree Muhlenburg, Rick Schreier, Veronica Vaughn and Daren Westercamp.

Jonathan Wickert, 2014 Leadership Chair, was introduced as the 2015 Campaign Chair along with Yvonne Kinzler as the 2015 Leadership Chair.

Photo: Volunteers from every division helped to reveal the total of the 2014 LIVE UNITED Campaign.