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.
Linda 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce conducted a 50/50 raffle at the Charlemagne Dinner with $500 contributed to United Way of Central Kane County. Their generous contribution helped United Way reach its fundraising goal.
United Way of Central Kane County, the National Association for Letter Carriers, and the National Rural Letter Carriers expressed its sincere appreciation to all who donated food and volunteered their time. In St. Charles and Elburn over 11,040 pounds of food was donated. Volunteers from the Tri-Cities Salvation Army assumed the task of picking up and sorting food.
United Way of Central Kane County expressed its sincere appreciation to all who helped raise the funds to support the 28 member United Way agencies and their 38 programs serving the Central Kane County communities.
The United Way of Central Kane County elected new leadership and appointed three new board members at their June Board of Director’s meeting.
Scott Wood, newly elected President of the 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. I am looking forward to working with the new leadership team, Ed Brooks, from Di Gionvine, Hnilo, Jordan & Johnson, as Vice President of Campaign; George Richeson, Attorney, Vice President of Finance, and Jerry Orpen, WineSergi, Secretary.”