• United Way Honored Supporters at Thank You Celebration January 12th

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    January 14, 2022
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties thanked its many supporters Wednesday night during the Thank You and Recognition Celebration at Bullseye Golf Club. Thank you to ERCO Worldwide for sponsoring the event.  “We have many things to be thankful for,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “Our donors, our volunteers, and for the caring communities that we live in.”
     
    During the Thank You Celebration we thanked ours donors - in particular, those in one of our “Giving Communities”
    • Leadership Givers - supporters who give $500 or more
    • United Forever Guild - individuals and companies who contributed $1,000 or more to our endowment fund
    • Women United - women who invest $250 per year and fund local programs that help children and women
    • Loyal Contributors - supporters who have been donating for 10 or more years
    • LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle – small businesses who donate at least $365 and receive a window-cling to display
    • Our 2021 Sweepstakes Sponsors – Aspirus, Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics, NextHome Partners, Prevail Bank, Williams Plumbing & Heating.
     
    We gave special recognition to organizations and businesses who had outstanding United Way campaigns and qualified for an award. Per Capita Awards recognized organizations with high per capita giving; and Participation Awards recognized organizations with high participation rates, the awards are in three levels:  Gold, Silver and Bronze.
     
    Per Capita Gold Awards ($150+)
    • Nekoosa Public Schools District Office
    • Paul Gross Jewelers
    • Solarus
    • United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties
     
    Per Capita Silver Awards ($100 - $149)
    • ERCO Worldwide
    • Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
    • Lycon, Inc.
    • NextHome Partners
    • Paper City Savings
     
    Per Capita Bronze Awards ($70 - $99)
    • Doorworks Inc.
    • FEY Printing Co.
    • McMillan Memorial Library
    • Mid-State Technical College
    • Rapids Ford, LLC
    • Wisconsin Rapids Family Center
    • Wood County Human Resources
    • WoodTrust Bank
     
    Participation Gold Awards (95 – 100%)
    • Nekoosa Public School District Office – 100%
    • NextHome Partners – 100%
    • United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties – 100%
    • Wisconsin Rapids Family Center – 95%
     
    Participation Bronze Awards (75-89%)
    • FEY Printing Co. – 77%
    • KeySavings Bank – 89%
    • Lycon, Inc. – 81%
    • Paul Gross Jewelers – 75%
    • Wood County Health Department – 84%
    • Wood County Human Resources – 80%
     
     
    We also thanked our volunteers who made the campaign a success, including our 2020 and 2021 Campaign Chair Jason Deitz, of WoodTrust; and our 2021 Loaned Executives and Division Chairs:
    • Brian Ashbeck, Prevail Bank
    • Tami Barber, Aspirus
    • Jill Finup, US Bank
    • Heather Gehrt, Wood County Treasurer’s Office
    • Jason Grueneburg, Wood County Planning & Zoning
    • Brian Hanson, Community Member
    • Chris Inda, NextHome Partners
    • Javan Radtke, WoodTrust Bank
     
    Finally, we thanked all other organizations who went above and beyond for United Way this past campaign. These organizations received the “Live United Award” for their special contributions to our campaign.
     
    • Aspirus - Sweepstakes Sponsor
    • Bank-A-Count - Community Shred Day
    • Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area - Meeting Space
    • Domtar - Paper Donation
    • Don Mancl - Landscaping/Newsletter Delivery
    • ERCO Worldwide - Building Improvements
    • Gundersen Moundview Hospital & Clinics - Sweepstakes Sponsor
    • Heart of Wisconsin Media LLC - Promoting United Way in 2021
    • NextHome Partners - Sweepstakes Sponsor
    • Prevail Bank - Sweepstakes Sponsor, Community Shred Day, Meeting Space
    • Quality Plus Printing - In-kind Printing of Newsletter
    • Williams Plumbing & Heating - Sweepstakes Sponsor
    • Wisconsin Rapids City Times / Buyer’s Guide - Promoting United Way in 2021
    Contact:
    Taylor Pemble, Marketing Director
    Taylor@uwswac.org, (715) 421-0390
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