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Updated-United Way of Marshall County Hosts Campaign Celebration

March 28, 2013

  03/29/13 The United Way of Marshall County (UWMC) will host a free Campaign Volunteer & Donor Recognition Event on Thursday, April 4, at the Plymouth Country Club from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The event will be held in conjunction with a brief Annual Meeting to honor retiring board members as well as elect officers and new board members. UWMC President Francis Ellert will also announce 2013 allocations for twenty one non profit agencies providing services throughout Marshall County.

This event also gives United Way an opportunity to thank the “Fab Five” Campaign Chairs, comprised of team members Bill Davis, Dave Goebel, Scott Graybill, John Oliver III and Lance Overmyer as well as the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of the campaign. Several awards will be presented recognizing outstanding efforts of companies across the county.

 The celebration then continues with both silent and live auctions that will kick off the 2013 campaign. Silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and individuals can be viewed beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Following the 6 p.m. annual meeting and recognition program, the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. A cruise on Lake Maxinkuckee aboard Culver Academies’ Ledbetter, a vacation trip, a wine tour to Southwestern Michigan, autographed basketballs from both IU and Purdue as well as gift certificates to local retail businesses are among the auction items. There is no cost for the event. Hors d‘oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Join the celebration! For more information, contact the United Way office at (574) 936-3366 or email



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.