04/17/12 The United Way of Marshall County (UWMC) will host a free Campaign Volunteer & Donor Recognition Event on Wednesday, April 25, at the Plymouth Country Club from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The event will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. During a brief meeting, the United Way will honor retiring board members and elect officers and new board members. UWMC President Chris Eberly will review the past year’s challenges and successes, and allocations for 2012 will be announced.
This event also gives the United Way an opportunity to thank the many volunteers for hours contributed to the 2011 campaign. It provides an opportunity to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated as well. Campaign cabinet members will receive recognition and outstanding contributors to the campaign will receive awards including #1 Giver (overall largest amount of money contributed) and special “per capita” honors.
Both silent and live auctions will take place to kick off the 2012 campaign. Silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and individuals can be viewed beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the auction open until 9. Following the 6 p.m. annual meeting and recognition program, the live auction will kick off at 7 p.m. A 20-minute powered parachute ride donated by Light Sports Repair Services, a Maxinkuckee cruise on Culver Academies’ Ledbetter ship, and gift certificates to local retail businesses are among the auction items. The community is welcome to contribute an item for the auction—call the United Way to make arrangements. Hors d‘oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available.
To attend, please RSVP the United Way office at (574) 936-3366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20, 2010.
ABOUT THE UNITED WAY OF MARSHALL COUNTY
For over 50 years, the United Way of Marshall County has continuously conducted annual fundraising campaigns in support of local health and human service not-for-profit organizations. The United Way has been the conduit for helping thousands of individuals, regardless of income level, contribute to a united community cause. United Way volunteers have spent millions of hours advocating for the less fortunate and needy in Marshall County and, as a result, the United Way has allocated more than $8 million to local agencies for everything from basic necessities like food to tutoring programs for youth to helping the elderly get to the doctor. The United Way of Marshall County remains committed to igniting the caring power of the human spirit to help meet the most basic needs of education, health and financial stability.
For more information contact Linda Yoder, Executive Director, United Way of Marshall County, at (574) 936-3366 or visit our web site at http://www.marshallcountyuw.org/.