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Thursday, May 29, 2014
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley United Way is investing $316,192 into improving education in the community for 2014-2015. In addition to the education grants, funding will also be distributed to programs working to improve income and health in the Cedar Valley. “Cedar Valley United Way is investing so kids enter kindergarten ready to learn, can transition through grades successfully, graduate from high school and be prepared for postsecondary success,” said Sheila Baird, Cedar Valley United Way...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Connection (WPC) invites the public to its education event “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” Wednesday, May 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls. The event will begin with an 11:30 a.m. lunch followed by a presentation by Ruby Payne, Ph.D., author of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” and co-author of “Bridges Out of Poverty.” Payne, author, speaker, publisher, business owner and career educator, is an expert on the...
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Friday, March 14, 2014
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way Emerging Leaders, Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls and the University of Northern Iowa’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance are partnering to host Emerging Stars: A Children’s Giving Event Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at UNI’s Wellness and Recreation Center. Children aged kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to learn about giving and philanthropy. Kids will learn ways they can make the world a better place. Adults are asked to learn and...
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Friday, February 28, 2014
WATERLOO, IA— The Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting. Officers for 2014 are Sharon Juon, community leader, chairman of the board; Joe Vich, Community Bank & Trust, vice-chair; Cal Eckhoff, Black Hawk Union Council, Universal Industries, secretary; Sue Armbrecht, MidWestOne Bank, treasurer; and Vicki Grimes, community leader, past chair. Board members elected to new terms include: Cynthia Bottrell, Hawkeye Community College, representing the...
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
According to the 2014 “Cost of Living in Iowa” report, a parent with two children living in the Cedar Valley would need to earn $27.40 per hour—$54,796 per year before taxes—to cover basics like housing, childcare, healthcare and transportation. That’s above even the state’s median wage of $15.33 per hour. The report outlines why work supports, such as child care, food and energy assistance, as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit and health care subsidies, are so important to low-income...
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
WATERLOO, IA – The 2013 Cedar Valley United Way campaign raised a record $3,130,663 to advance education, income and health in the Cedar Valley. The announcement was made during the Breakfast of Champions at Park Place Event Centre Thursday morning. Geof Grimes, a community volunteer leader, and Joe Vich, vice-chairman of Community Bank and Trust, served as co-chairs for the 2013 campaign. “This is a great outcome for our community,” said Vich. “Throughout the campaign, we talked with many...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way is in the final week of the 2013 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Friday, January 31. Money raised in the 2013 campaign will continue to provide grant funding for programs improving education, income and health in the Cedar Valley. Programs that have received funding in the past have included after-school and child care programs, disaster services, elderly transportation, community meals, help for victims of domestic...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way is announcing a change in plans for its upcoming Breakfast of Champions, the celebration of the 2013 campaign. The event location has been moved to Park Place Event Centre, 1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, February 6, followed by a program from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Cedar Valley United Way is in the final month of the 2013 campaign. Contributions for the campaign are being accepted through Friday, January 31. “...
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