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The 2018 United Way Campaign officially kicks off Saturday, September 8 with the 5th annual Human Truck Pull; however, Campaign Chair Noah Rosen, President of Kleenco Maintenance and Construction, and his team are already working toward a goal of $780,000.
In addition, a new match grant from the Indiana United Ways funded by Lilly Endowment will provide the opportunity to raise an additional $90,000 over two years, and UWMC has set a $50,000 match goal for this campaign, raising the overall amount raised to $830,000 to support the community. Last year’s fundraising efforts raised $765,000.
The matching grant, dubbed UnitedIN18, may be claimed in a number of ways:
  • Increased participation of 5% or more by a workplace campaign (matches entire campaign up to $15,000)
  • New and increased Community Builders gifts (individual or business gifts of $100 or more)
  • New Leadership Step-Up for Women United and Active Investors (match provides leadership level credit in years one and two when donor agrees to reach the giving level by year three)
  • New or increased workplace campaigns
  • New or increased Corporate Gifts as part of a Corporate Partnership Agreement (matched 2:1 $1,000-$15,000
“The Indiana United Ways grant program is designed to help local United Ways engage donors at multiple levels,” said Nancy Vaughan, United Way of Madison County President. “We are especially excited about the opportunity to help workplaces increase overall participation of donors at all levels, and by the new Strategic Corporate Partnership model that is designed to create ongoing working partnerships with companies and their employees.”
Corporate Partnership agreements are designed to provide opportunities for employees to engage as volunteers, advocates, and even to receive services such as financial coaching or free tax preparation.