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Thursday, April 9, 2015
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley Women’s Philanthropy Connection (WPC) will celebrate seven years of success at their annual meeting and reception Thursday, April 23 at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to join to learn more about the WPC, share ideas, and learn from fantastic women of the Cedar Valley WPC who are doing great things for our community. The event will feature Kim Young-Kent, executive director of Tri-County Head Start. Complimentary...
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Friday, February 20, 2015
WATERLOO, IA— The Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting. Officers for 2015 are Joe Vich, community leader, chairman of the board; Rose Middleton, community leader; Cal Eckhoff, Black Hawk Union Council, Universal Industries, secretary; Sue Armbrecht, MidWestOne Bank, treasurer; and Sharon Juon, community leader, past chair. Board members elected to new terms include: Samantha Barrett, John Deere Waterloo Operations; Dr. Cynthia Bottrell, Hawkeye...
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Monday, February 16, 2015
WATERLOO, IA, February 16, 2015 – The Cedar Valley is one of 14 communities joining the nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in January, committing to work collaboratively to increase the number of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The addition of the 14 plus the state of West Virginia means the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network (GLR Network) now includes organizations operating in 168 cities, counties and states. All told, cities and counties in 41 states...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – The 2014 Cedar Valley United Way campaign topped $3 million for the sixth consecutive year. $3,011,083 was raised to improve education, help families become financially stable and improve people’s health. The announcement was made during the Breakfast of Champions at Park Place Event Centre Thursday morning. “We had a few setbacks during the campaign, but the Cedar Valley rallied to support United Way,” said Bob Justis, co-chair of the 2014 campaign. “Businesses like UnityPoint...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way is entering the final weeks of the 2014 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Saturday, January 31. “We’ve taken a few hits with this year’s campaign due to the economy and anticipate a $200,000 shortfall,” said Bob Justis, co-chair of the 2014 campaign. “We’ve seen several businesses step up to help fill the gap. UnityPoint Health—Waterloo and its employees increased their gifts to the campaign over $25,000. The University of...
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Friday, January 2, 2015
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way is accepting proposals to develop and implement an expanded major and planned giving donor program. This expansion will support the strategic plan directives including: Growing resources to meet the needs of the community Targeting resources toward programs and initiatives that have the highest sustainable positive impact in the Cedar Valley  This contract will: Include developing a plan for expanded major and planned giving program Include identifying...
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Monday, September 29, 2014
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley United Way is investing $869,830 to improve health in the community for 2014-2015. In addition to these grants targeting health, funding will be distributed to programs working to improve education and income in the Cedar Valley. “Health impacts every aspect of a person’s life,” said Bruce Meisinger, chair of the community impact team for health and director of the Black Hawk County Health Department. “Poor health prevents people from maintaining a good quality of life...
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Friday, June 27, 2014
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley United Way is investing $518,752 into improving financial stability in the community for 2014-2015. In addition to these grants targeting income, funding will be distributed to programs working to improve education and health in the Cedar Valley. “Nearly 6,000 children in the Cedar Valley live in poverty,” said Wayne Frost, chair of the community impact team for income. “The federal poverty level for a family of four is $23,850. These children come from homes where...
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