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2017 Leadership Circle Campaign is in the works!

We have great volunteers who will be helping with the Leadership Circle efforts for the 2017 Heart of Missouri United Way Campaign! 

Bill Hervey, Judy Starr, Nancy Allison and Les Borgmeyer will coordinate this year's Community Campaign Leadership Circle efforts.

Jay Alexander, Mary Wilkerson and Marty Wohlgemuth are coordinating Leadership Circle Campaign efforts for members employed at a Top 10 company or the University of Missouri.

United Way invests in 10 local health agencies

United Way adds a new partner agency, increases investment by six percent

In our last newsletter, you probably saw that Heart of Missouri United Way exceeded its goal of raising $3 million during our 2016 Community Campaign. We raised a total of $3,007,109, and we couldn’t have done it without your help! Now, you are probably wondering where these community dollars are being invested, and how we ensured these investments meet key needs in our community.

Local youth voice perspectives on social equity through art

United Way partners with MU, local agencies to provide afterschool art programs

Over the course of the past semester, Heart of Missouri United Way partnered with several other organizations to conduct a pilot program called BackTALK. The program was created to allow local youth to share their perspectives on diversity, inclusion and equity through various types of art.

United Way welcomes new volunteers

2017 Board officers & new members, plus Community Campaign leaders

Heart of Missouri United Way would like to give a warm welcome to its new officers and board members. Nine new members and one new ex-officio member joined the board in May, bringing the total to 31 board members and four ex-officios.

2017-18 Board officers:

  • President: Teresa Magruder, executive president for Shelter Insurance

United Way projects you should know about

Each year around this time, we begin to get the question, “Now that the annual campaign is over, what does United Way do the rest of the year?”

Great question! United Way is busy with innovative projects and collaborative community efforts all year long, even when we’re in the thick of campaign efforts. Here are three projects United Way is proud to be a part of.

Get ready to volunteer April 28-29, 2017!

April 2016 marked the return of Day of Caring for the first time in eight years. After many partner agencies and community volunteers requested that we bring back this daylong volunteer event, we couldn't resist! More than 250 volunteers from 14 area businesses donated a full day to volunteering at a dozen local nonprofit organizations to get some much-needed work done. The work was worth an estimated $40,000!