United Way
United Way
of DeKalb County
Issue: 33
Aug. 2017
Impact DeKalb Newsletter
United Way of DeKalb County's Vision is to enable people to work together creating a thriving and vibrant community for all. 

United Way of DeKalb County's Mission is fight for the health, education, and financial stability for every person in our community. 
Thursday, August 17th (6-8:00 pm)
August Cruise-In
Downtown Auburn Courthouse Square

Thursday, August 17th (1-2:15 pm)
IYI Mentoring Webinar Series

Saturday, August 19th (7:05 pm)
Stand up for Cancer Night
Parkview Field (Tincaps Stadium)

Wed., August 23, 2017 (12-1:30 pm)
DeKalb Chamber Partnership 
Lunch & Learn Ft. Teresa Harmeyer on Sales & Marketing 101

Wed., August 23, 2017 (1-2:30 pm)
IYI Youth Development Webinar Series

Tuesday, August 29th (7:00 am & 5:30 pm)
Employee Campaign
Coordinator Training
United Way of DeKalb County office208 S. Jackson St. 
Auburn, In 46706

Attention all Employee Campaign Coordinators:

Please don't forget we are having our ECC Training next Tuesday, August 29th. There will be a 7:00 am and a 5:30 pm session.  These trainings are great opportunities to learn or refresh Company Campaign Best Practices, as well as hear success stories from fellow ECCs. 

We will be handing out any campaign materials your organization will need here as well. You can follow this link ( UW Campaign-print-materials ) to find a link to the 'campaign material request' form. Once you have completed this form it can be delivered to our office via
e-mail, fax, or mail. This will allow us to have materials ready for you when you come to the training.

If you have not already sent an RSVP please do so to Amanda Davis by calling (260) 927-0995 or emailing amanda@unitedwaydekalb.org.
GKB Head Start 
& Early Head Start 
is  taking applications for:

Health Service Manager

Must have a min. of a Bachelor's Degree in health related field

Classroom Assistants

Must have a min. of High School diploma or GED

Full-time Teacher
With Head Start (3-5 year olds), must have at least an Associate's Degree in ECE

Please apply in person between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at:

504 South 2nd St.
Garrett, IN 46738
Cancer Services' Tribute Dinner to Feature Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe

FORT WAYNE, IND - Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will hold its 13th annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at The Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive.

The keynote speaker is Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe. Handshoe is a Marine Corps veteran, the first woman to serve as mayor in Kendallville, and a cancer survivor. She will share her story of courage and perseverance.
This fundraising event pays for services for local people with cancer. The event also pays tribute to people touched by cancer and honors caregivers and medical professionals.

Cancer Services will also announce this year's Champion of Hope award recipient. This award is given to an individual who embodies the mission of Cancer Services through a lifelong commitment to enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 
Where: The Mirro Center for Research and Innovation Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46845 
Who: Open to the public Tickets: Individual tickets are $100; reserved tables of 8 are $800
Auburn Tri-Kappa offers  Breast Cancer Screening  Financial Assistance

In 2016 Tri-Kappa established the Auburn Tri Kappa PINK Out DeKalb County Fund.  This fund is available to any DeKalb County resident in need of any financial medical assistance with their mammogram and/or breast cancer journey.  

If you or someone you know is struggling with Breast Cancer, please follow this link to learn more and apply for assistance.  Breast Cancer screening application for financial assistance. 
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Three Year Strategic Plan

The United Way of DeKalb County Board of Directors and staff, in partnership with the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, embarked on a goal-based strategic planning process to develop a three-year strategic plan to foster stronger alignment, collaboration, and above all direction through 2020. 

The planning process was divided into two phases. The process was handled by two separate, but related groups of Board members and staff. Phase I developed Strategic Issue Areas, Goals, Objectives, Barriers and Critical Success Factors. Phase II established Strategies and Tactics to support each objective. 

In essence, the goals and heart of the work should be considered the driving document of the organization. However, as unforeseen changes and culture shifts in the organization and wider community, corrections and slight changes of direction may be made by the Board of Directors to maintain the integrity of the strategic plan and to ensure the goals and objectives are met.

Out of this planning process, as you may have noticed at the beginning of our newsletter, came a rejuvenated vision and mission. 

United Way of DeKalb County's Vision is to enable people to work together creating a thriving and vibrant community for all. 

United Way of DeKalb County's Mission is to fight for the health, education, and financial stability for every person in our community. 
2017/2018 United Way Campaign

Plans for the 2017/2018 campaign season are underway over here at UWDC. We are fortunate to have Zach Lightner heading up our campaign committee and we are in full swing, out about all over the county!

The campaign theme this year is all about our donors. Without all of you and the generosity of this community we would not be able to make a lasting, positive impact.

GREAT DONORS  bring  GREAT OUTCOMES  that create a  GREAT COMMUNITY  for all!

If you are interested in how you can get involved with our campaign or bring us to your location to learn more about the programs and resources we have, please contact Brooke Wyant, Resource Coordinator by calling (260) 927-0995 or emailing brooke@unitedwaydekalb.org.
Indiana Youth Institute 
offers free webinars
IYI offers these webinars on topics related to nonprofit youth development to bring leading national experts directly to you in an efficient, cost-effective and convenient manner. 

Youth Development Webinar Series:
August 23, 2017 (1:00 - 2:30 pm)

Peer pressure, family dysfunction, insecurity, technology advances, and keeping up with what social media defines as 'perfection' can promote an environment of toxic stress for youth. Identifying what pressures this generation are faced with is a challenge for youth workers due to today's fast paced world. This webinar will equip participants with tools to help youth manage the stress they face daily.

Speakers: Sara Chambers and Jessica Nevell, Hamilton Center

Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series:
August 17, 2017 (1:00 - 2:15 pm)

You have a logic model, but are you using it to its fullest? Go beyond the basics of developing logic models and theories of change, and look at them through a new lens to amplify your impact. Join this conversation with evaluation experts and mentoring practitioners for approaches to assess your models, revise for increased outcomes, and utilize fully to enhance all aspects of your organization. 

Join Cancer Services at Parkview Field

J oin Cancer Services at  7:05 p.m., Saturday, August 19 at Parkview Field for Stand Up To Cancer Night. 

The Tincaps play the Great Lakes Loons and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is the Community Organization of the Game.

Come watch Cancer Services throw out a ceremonial first pitch. After the game, be sure to stay for the fireworks!

Tickets for the game are available at the front desk at Cancer Services, 6316 Mutu al Drive, Fort Wayne, Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Tickets are being distributed on a first come-first served basis .

For more information, contact Keiara Carr at 260-484-9560.

Leave a Legacy

Learn how to create or update a will to benefit your loved ones and the charitable organizations you care about.

Wednesday, October 25th from 6:30 -7:30 pm
Garrett Public Library 
107 W. Houston St. 
Garrett, IN 46738
Darrick & Dan Brinkerhoff

This is a free event, but please RSVP to Aston Willis to ensure seating. You may do so by calling (260) 925-0311 or sending an email to awillis@cfdekalb.org. 
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