"It is always a pleasure to have our partner agencies meet as a group," said Mary Merrigan, president of the United board of directors. "It gives us all an opportunity to hear about the truly incredible services they provide our community," she continued.
Each agency and organization shared information as to how the United Way contributions support its work. Merrigan also noted that the partner agencies provide services to all age groups – from newborns to senior citizens – including one who is over 100 years old.
The United Way's new executive director, Bob Fuller, was introduced, and he provided updates on the 2006 and 2007 fund-raising campaigns. Fuller reported that the goal of the 2007 campaign is to raise $90,000 – and to date, United Way has raised 68 percent of it.
United Way board member, Dan Kenton of Pamida, reported on the status of a Heart Club challenge from a local citizen. The challenge to raise $25,000 from 50 or fewer Heart Club donors was met recently.