United Way of Mower raises just over $1.2 million from Community Campaign

Published 1:41 pm Thursday, May 16, 2024

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United Way of Mower County (UWMC) concluded its annual Community Campaign having  raised $1,209,912 million for local nonprofit organizations this year. 

A press release from the organization Thursday stated that while the 2023-24 results fell short of the $1,275,000 fundraising goal, the organization was proud to report a 3% increase from the 2022-23 Community Campaign and credits the caring power of Mower County for the boost.  

“Our mission at UWMC is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities,” said Molly Lanke, Executive Director of  UWMC. “We  are grateful to our supporters and funded partners who work tirelessly to break down barriers  and create opportunities for those who need us most.” 

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Through strategic investments and sustainable solutions that lift our neighbors in need, United  Way represents the ideal way to maximize charitable giving and community impact. Thanks to  the generous contributions of over 2,500 individuals, businesses, and foundations, UWMC has  

invested in 24 organizations coordinating 38 programs that advance the education, health,  financial stability, and basic needs of our neighbors.  

“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s Community Campaign, which is a testament to  the incredible generosity of our community, the strength of our cross-sector partnerships and  collaborations, and the dedication of our team and volunteers,” Lanke said. “Most importantly,  this campaign has demonstrated the power of collective impact and the ability of our community  to come together to create positive change.” 

To learn more about the work of United Way of Mower County, the individuals who make it all  possible, and the impact on UWMC funded partners, programs, and participants, visit  www.uwmower.org/celebrate. 

Additionally, UWMC is currently engaged in strategic planning efforts and seeks community  feedback to ensure the organization’s strategic initiatives align with the shared goals of Mower  County residents. To contribute, visit uwmower.org/survey or call UWMC at 507-437-2313.