UWMC Concludes Campaign/Highest Total Raised in Single Campaign 01 Jun 18

United Way of McLeod County Board President Steve Synstelien announced this week that the organization received pledges for $316,128 during its 2017-18 campaign.

The local United Way kicked-off its fundraising efforts during the McLeod County Fair last August, and closed the books on its most recent efforts March 31.

A percentage of the total raised, is donor designated to UWMC partner agencies, other non-profits, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Community Initiative programs.

Of the monies pledged during the most recent effort, 50% derives from employee campaigns paid to the UWMC over the course of 2018.

“The 2017-18 campaign proved once again, the tremendous generosity of people in this region,” said Synstelien. “Thanks and gratitude from our board of directors and staff goes out to individuals, families, small businesses and corporations that gave of themselves.”

The $316,128 pledged amount marks the highest total raised in a single campaign since the organization began its work in the area in 1962. In 2017, UWMC partner agencies provided 7,500 units of service to individuals in McLeod County. In the last five years (2013-17), UWMC campaigns have provided over $650,000 in direct and designated funding to 40-plus agencies providing services and programs in the area.

“We are so grateful to all those donors that entrusted their hard-earned dollars to the UWMC, not only pushing us to our goal, but taking us to our best campaign ever (previously $272,300 in 2015-16),” said UWMC Executive Director Paul Thompson. “That is great news, knowing that we will be able to continue to fund our partner agencies/programs at the level we had planned.”

UWMC supports programs in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. In 2018, the UWMC will fund 36 agencies/programs that support the organization’s mission of affecting the needs of McLeod County by building stronger, healthier communities.

Donations to help fund partner agencies and programs supporting area residents can be sent to the United Way of McLeod County located at 218 Main Street South, Suite 124, PO Box 504, Hutchinson, MN 55350. To make an on-line donation, please visit www.unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.




  • Jamena Khatun

    I never thought that they could do it within a single campaign as the amount is huge and it could literally takes more that one step..