Earlier this month, the UWUC’s Board of Trustees approved the final recommendations for 2020 funding.
The recommendations came from UWUC's Community Investment Committee which began reviewing partner agency grant applications
and conducting site visits last Fall. The committee is comprised of local volunteers from the business, education and social
service sectors. A total of $539,850 was allocated to 25 partner agencies in Union County that meet the organization's mission to provide economic stability,
access to healthcare, promote youth success, and senior engagement.
“We did not hit our goal of making 100% impact for 2020,” Corinne Bix, UWUC Director, said, “However, many of our smaller local businesses and organizations grew
their campaigns by over 30%, which is a testament to our community's commitment to our unified mission, to bring local neighbors and resources together.”
Local businesses and corporate sponsors will be honored on March 4 at the UWUC’s annual award ceremony. Jason Duff, Small Nation founder and Union County resident, will be the
keynote speaker for the event. Small Nation focuses on empowering local businesses and local resources that strengthen the community as a whole.
“Jason is a dynamic speaker and is committed to boosting local communities,” Bix said, “We are excited to have him at our event as he is a United Way supporter and a passionate
believer in financially supporting all aspects of community as found in United Way partner agencies that provide necessary health and human services.”
For a complete list of partner agencies click here.