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10th Anniversary Day of Caring & Campaign Kickoff

At the breakfast kickoff, President & CEO of United Way Blackhawk Region Mary Fanning-Penny reflected on the 10th anniversary of the unification of the former Stateline United Way and United Way of North Rock County. “The respective boards of each envisioned a unification that could more efficiently serve the needs of our vulnerable neighbors. With the support of corporate partners, loyal donors, and nonprofits alike, the vision became the reality that continues to serve us today.”

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United Way’s Day of Caring: Call for Projects

“Nonprofits that host Day of Caring projects seize an exciting opportunity to educate and inspire new volunteers about their mission, while having important work completed for their agency that they may not have otherwise been able to afford,” said Fanning-Penny. “Volunteers take pride in the work they accomplish, better understand the needs of our neighbors, as well as the critical role of nonprofits. It’s truly a win-win.”

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United Way earns top Charity Ratings

For another consecutive year, United Way Blackhawk Region’s sound fiscal management practices, commitment to accountability and transparency have earned top ratings from charity evaluators.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
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100,000 Books Mailed – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

“The holiday season is the perfect time to convey gratitude and share joyous news,” said United Way Blackhawk Region CEO Mary Fanning-Penny. “More than 4,200 local children have been mailed free books because of United Way’s financial support and partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. That’s a wonderful milestone to celebrate!”

United Way's 2021 Campaign Champions: From left: LaSonda & Derek Hahn; Becky & John Wong
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United Way’s Day of Caring & Campaign Kickoff

Each year, United Way Blackhawk Region invites community members to pledge financial gifts to combat societal ills and help address critical needs. As set by the volunteer board of directors, the 2021 community campaign goal is $2.3 million.