Quilt Stories with Linda Brodine

Linda_Brodine.jpgLinda Brodine, author and quilter, made a gift to United Way which was from the sale of her Quilt Stories book. Ms. Brodine has a long term commitment to United Way. We appreciate her contribution in making a difference. 

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Target Conducts Successful Worksite Campaign

Target_Team.pngMany thanks to the following Target Team: Peggi, Wendy, Nancy, BRandon, Terrence, Brian, Masooma, Stephanie, Debbie, JJ, Elsa, Lynn, Ben, Emad, Mary, and Valerie.

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United Way Completes Certification

2013_bl_circleicon_membership_rgb.jpgPaula Yensen, Ph.D., Executive Director announced that theUnited Way of Central Kane County has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements satisfactorily and on time.  The requirements include:  Membership Requirements Certification, Membership Investment, Income and Expense Survey and the Database 2 Survey of Total Resources Generated (a survey that captures the full extent of a community’s resource development efforts during the year). 

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FREE backpack full of school supplies at Cellular Connection in St. Charles

Don’t miss your chance to get a FREE backpack full of school supplies for your child before the new school year!

We encourage you to bring your children to your local The Cellular Connection store at 2700 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 to pick up a free backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. It’s as simple as that: just come in and ask for a backpack. Your local TCC store will be donating between 100 and 150 backpacks, which will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

TCC is the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S. In a joint effort with its customers, the company is donating a total of 60,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the country through the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative. More information about the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters of the cause are encouraged to use hashtag #TCCRocks on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.

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United Way Elects New Leadership

United Way of Central Kane County appointed two new board members and elected new leadership at the June 19th annual meeting Board of Director’s meeting.

Scott Wood, President, Board of Directors for United Way of Central Kane County, said “The United Way of Central Kane County is committed to making a real difference in the lives of the people who live and work in the communities of St. Charles, Elburn, LaFox, Kaneville, Campton Hills, Geneva , and Wasco. This is the time of renewed energy to continue this commitment. The Board, Staff, and I are looking forward to building our agency’s legacy of caring and compassion in meeting the growing needs in our communities.” Scott Wood was re-elected as Board President as well as Ed Brooks, Vice President of Campaign. Tom Shaw was elected as Secretary and Mark Mooney as Vice President of Finance.

The United Way of Central Kane County Board of Director’s appointed Ken Peters, Area Manager, Customer Information Services at AT&T; and Corey Clark, Vice President of Commercial Banking at St. Charles Bank and Trust as new board members at the June meeting. Both of these individuals offer a wealth of experience and commitment to United Way.


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A Fond Goodbye to Matt Richardson

matt-richardson.JPGMatt Richardson served on the United Way board for six years. During his tenure, he served in a variety of leadership roles from Vice President of Campaign to Allocation Chair. His efforts are appreciated. Scott Wood (left), Board President presented an award to Matt for his significant contributions. 

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Wine Sergi Supports United Way

Saint Charles, Ill., April 10, 2013 – Wine Sergi Insurance has contributed $150 to this year's United Way Campaign goal of $490,000. Their continued commitment to United Way helps over 29,000 people who live and work in the Central Kane County area.

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AT&T Counts Jelly Beans for United Way

Jelly.ponder.1.jpgThe Geneva AT&T office conducted a "full of beans" fund raising effort for United Way this year: a Jelly-Bean counting contest with a virtual twist.

This skill and talent of counting the beans produced positive results with a very generous contribution from the AT&T employees.  A special thanks to Ken Peters for making a difference in the lives of others for United Way. 

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United Way Receives the First Community Partnership Award from Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois



Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois awarded The Community Partnership Award to United Way of Central Kane County because of our continued support of their special program for underserved girls in St. Charles. This award also acknowledges Dr. Paula Yensen as a champion in the community of Girl Scouts both in Kane and McHenry counties.

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United Way receives a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

United Way of Central Kane County is proud to announce the recent approval of a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase a photocopy machine.
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