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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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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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