‌Fall Charitable Giving Campaign

Cedar Valley United Way

Cedar Valley United Way logo

Build a Brighter Tomorrow

October 24 - November 4

Dear UNI Community,

Cedar Valley United Way is working to advance the common good in the Cedar Valley by focusing on the key areas of education, income and health. This year, United Way is supporting local programs with over $2.6 million in funding support.

As part of the Cedar Valley community, we want the University of Northern Iowa to be a leader in giving to build a caring, supportive community that lifts up the lives of its residents.

United We CanWe believe in the United Way's intentional way of giving - and supporting 61 programs at 36 local, nonprofit organizations that are addressing the key issues identified in United Way's community needs assessment AND measuring the impact of those programs to ensure successful outcomes for our community and its residents.

UNIted, WE CAN make a difference. 


Faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty
are invited to give to the United Way. 

You can give now through payroll
deduction (requires CatID login)
or download a pledge form (PDF).

United Way Payroll Deduction Form

United Way Pledge Form

Why the United Way?

The Cedar Valley United Way is working to advance the common good in the Cedar Valley by focusing on the key areas of education, income, and health.  This year, the United Way is supporting local programs with over $3.1 in funding support.

As part of the Cedar Valley community, we want the University of Northern Iowa to be a leader in giving to build a caring, supportive community that lifts up the lives of its residents.

We believe in the United Way’s intentional way of giving – supporting 68 programs at 38 local, nonprofit organizations that are addressing the key issues identified in the United Way’s community needs assessment AND measuring the impact of those programs to ensure successful outcomes for our community and its residents.

Struggling to hold a full-time job and lacking motivation to go to school every day, Tiffany had a difficult time finding a job that could accommodate to her busy life as a single mother of three children. She felt unsure about how to balance work, school, and motherhood. But, soon after Tiffany decided to seek help at the House of Hope, Sherry provided Tiffany with the help and resources she needed to get back up on her feet. 

When Tiffany and Sherry first began meeting, they researched various jobs that would best suit Tiffany’s life as both a mother and student. During one of their meetings, Tiffany noticed a part-time receptionist job posting at a local college. Delighted to have found a job that really appealed to her, Tiffany was eager to apply. Together, Sherry and Tiffany worked to produce a resume and cover letter for the position and formatted each to relate to Tiffany’s experience. Less than a week later, Tiffany was asked to interview for the position.

With Sherry’s guidance, Tiffany prepped for the interview by reviewing the job description and practicing answers to some mock interview questions. Shortly after Tiffany’s formal interview, she was contacted with an offer to fill the position. 

Now, several months later, Tiffany is still employed and loves the environment at her job. She has even been offered an opportunity to grow within the position.

Cedar Valley United Way is proud to support agencies like House of Hope that help people like Tiffany. Together, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. To live better, we must Live United.

We are Cedar Valley Strong!

Campaign Leadership

UNI United Way Campaign Leader

President Nook
 

UNI United Way Campaign Ambassadors

Amelia Holden-McMurray, University Relations, amelia.holden-mcmurray@uni.edu

Kristina Kofoot, Office of Community Engagement, kristina.kofoot@uni.edu

Jess Betts, University Relations, jess.betts@uni.edu

Julianne Gassman, College of Education, julianne.gassman@uni.edu

Leadership Giving

Leadership Givers possess a compassionate spirit and a desire to take action. The result of their investments is a caring community that is resilient in the face of change and responsive to new challenges.
 
Leadership Givers are recognized as community leaders who set the example for friends, peers, and other associates to follow. In this way, their community investment leverages other gifts, thus having an even better impact in the community.  We invite you to consider giving at a leadership level.


Toqueville Society
$10,000 or more


Golden Bough
$5,000-9,999


Silver Bough
$2,000-4,999


Bronze Bough
$1,000-1,999


Women's Philanthropy Connection

Women's Philanthropy Connection members express their philanthropic passion through education, mentoring and volunteering. Women in households giving $1,000 or more OR $500 or more AND 40 years old or younger can join.


Emerging Leaders

Individuals or couples age 40 and younger who contribute $500 or more to Cedar Valley United Way.