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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
WATERLOO, IA – Cedar Valley United Way encouraged the community to take part in LIVE UNITED shirts on Friday, November 3. The campaign theme this year is “Cedar Valley Strong”. To show unity in the Cedar Valley, all residents were asked to dress alike wearing their LIVE UNITED t-shirts. A social media blast was done in conjunction with the special day. Participants were to post a photo of themselves or their team wearing LIVE UNITED shirts to social media. Search “#CVUNITES” on Facebook and...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
WATERLOO, IA – Cedar Valley United Way announced $1,935,075 in investments in the Cedar Valley for the 2017-18 funding year. The funding was made possible by gifts to Cedar Valley United Way’s 2016 campaign. Of the investments, $1,457,325 was awarded in strategic investment grants to 63 community programs at 33 local nonprofits that address needs in the areas of education, financial stability, health, and emergency and basic needs. Strategic investment grants were chosen by community impact...
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Emerging Leaders are donors 40 and younger who contribute $500 or more to Cedar Valley United Way. The Emerging Leaders Committee collectively aims to build strength in our community. By extending a helping hand to the Cedar Valley, whether through giving or serving in any way possible, Emerging Leaders create positive change in the community. As an Emerging Leader, you have the opportunity to:   • Build your circle through inventive networking events • Stand out in the community as a...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
WATERLOO, IA—On August 30th, Cedar Valley United Way will kick off its 2017 campaign at the Rally for the Valley. Over 500 business professionals will unite to raise excitement for the work being done in the Cedar Valley. Leading the 2017 campaign will be co-chairs Jeff Olson, Dan Trelka, and Tony Thompson. As prominent faces in the community, they are already working hard to cultivate support among local businesses and individuals and ensure the success of this year’s campaigning efforts. With...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley United Way hosted its tenth annual United Way Golf Classic on Friday, June 16, at the South Hills Golf Course in Waterloo. The event, presented by SCHEELS, helped raise the first dollars of the 2017 campaign.  Teams of four played eighteen holes with an 8-inch cup best shot. First-, second-, and third-place winners of each flight were rewarded prizes of golf bags, clubs, balls, or apparel. Additional flag events were available for longest drive, closest to the pin, and...
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
WATERLOO, IA – Cedar Valley United Way Women United hosted a Wine Tasting with Purpose event Thursday, April 27 at the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo. Event attendees selected Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Family and Children's Council, and House of Hope to receive funding grants ranging from $500 to $1000.  Women United, formerly known as “Women's Philanthropy Connection", has been repositioned by United Way Worldwide. United Way's women's affinity groups engage more donors and raise more...
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
WATERLOO, IA – Cedar Valley United Way Emerging Leaders and Lark Brewing are partnering to host a ‘Librewery’ event Thursday, May 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Emerging Leaders' 'Librewery' combines both books and brew for a cause. Volunteers are invited to Lark Brewing, located on University Avenue in Waterloo, for a book labeling race and assembly of books for the Books for Babies program. United Way's Books for Babies program provides nearly 2,500 board books to babies born in the Cedar Valley...
Category: Education
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
CEDAR FALLS, IA – Over three hundred community members gathered at Hilton Garden Inn Wednesday morning to celebrate the 2016 Cedar Valley United Way campaign. Campaign co-chairs, Don and Michelle Temeyer, announced $2,714,525 was raised during the recent annual campaign. “United Way funded services assist our families, friends and neighbors. We sincerely thank the generous donors for their financial gifts and pledges of support,” said Sheila Baird, Cedar Valley United Way president. “We also...
Category: Education | Health | Income

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