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Friday, December 6, 2013
WATERLOO, IA – Applications for 2014-16 Cedar Valley United Way funding grants are now available at www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/GrantApplication. To be considered, programs must target one of three funding areas, education, income or health, to advance the common good of the Cedar Valley. In addition to funding for these three focus areas, a special allocation of funds reserved for breaking the cycle of systemic poverty through research and community action will be available. These new funds...
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Friday, November 8, 2013
Babies born weighing less than 5.5 pounds have a higher risk of poor health and falling behind later in life. Black Hawk County has one of the highest rates of low birth weight babies in the state, with 8.3% of babies born coming in below 5.5 pounds. That's why we've partnered with the Black Hawk County Health Department, UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Health System to find what's causing these children to start life at a disadvantage. The project was recently featured...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
WATERLOO, IA – Having seen first-hand the work made possible by Cedar Valley United Way’s investments in our community, 2013 United Way campaign chairs Geof Grimes and Joe Vich are on a mission to help the organization do more. “Geof and I have heard many stories from people who have received help at some point in their lives from the programs United Way helps fund,” said Vich, vice-chairman of Community National Bank. “United Way’s work is empowering these individuals and their families to get...
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Friday, September 27, 2013
WATERLOO, IA—The community is invited to attend the Rally for the Valley, Cedar Valley United Way’s annual campaign kick-off. This year will mark the 90th anniversary and the impact United Way and the supporters have had in the community. The luncheon event will be held Wednesday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo. 2013 campaign chairs Geof Grimes and Joe Vich will officially kick-off the campaign. Special guest Judson Laipply, known for his...
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Friday, September 27, 2013
WATERLOO, IA— The Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting. Officers for 2013 are Vicki Grimes, community leader, chairman of the board; Sharon Juon, Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments, vice-chair; Steve Abbott, CenturyLink, Communication Workers of America, secretary; and Kane Fairman, UPS, past chair. Board members elected to new terms include: Cynthia Bottrell, Hawkeye Community College, representing the Community Impact Team for...
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
WATERLOO, IA – The 2012 Cedar Valley United Way campaign topped $3 million in giving for the fourth consecutive year, raising $3,081,617 to advance education, income and health in the Cedar Valley. The announcement was made during the Breakfast of Champions at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center Thursday morning. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare President & CEO Jack Dusenbery and his wife, Holly, served as co-chairs for the 2012 campaign. “The compassion that people in our community...
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Cedar Valley United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Connection (WPC) hosts its education event “Family Philanthropy: Women at the Heart of the Matter” Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls. The event will begin with an 11:30 a.m. lunch followed by a presentation by Jane Leighty Justis. Justis is a trustee and the executive director of The Leighty Foundation, founded in Waterloo, Iowa, by her father, Ike Leighty, in 1985. The Leighty Foundation’s mission is to carry on the Leighty...
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