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Monday, June 25, 2018
Updated United Way ALICE Report for Iowa Reveals 41% of Black Hawk County Households Struggle to Afford Basics United Way ALICE Report Details Size and Scope of Financial Hardship in Iowa CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – In Iowa, 457,044 households – 37 percent of the state’s total – are unable to afford the state’s cost of living, according to the updated United Way ALICE Report for Iowa to be released on June 26th. In Black Hawk County, 41% of households live below the ALICE Threshold. This is an update to...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
WATERLOO, IA – Cedar Valley United Way announces $2,009,517 in investments in the Cedar Valley for the 2018-19 funding year. The funding was made possible by gifts to Cedar Valley United Way’s 2017 campaign. Of the investments, $1,633,637 was awarded in strategic investment grants to 60 community programs at 38 local nonprofits that address needs in the areas of education, income stability, health, and emergency and basic needs. These areas are the building blocks for a good life—a quality...
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley United Way will host its eleventh annual United Way Golf Classic on Friday, June 15, at the South Hills Golf Course in Waterloo. The event, presented by SCHEELS, will help raise the first dollars of the 2018 campaign.    Teams of four will play eighteen holes with an 8-inch cup best shot. First-, second-, and third-place winners of each flight will win prizes of golf bags, clubs, balls, or apparel. Additional flag events will be available for longest drive, closest to...
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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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