September 2018
Annual Campaign Kicks Off!

“There’s never been a better time to join, or to step up your support. Let’s show, through our action, what it means to Live United. Join me in spreading the word on the importance of this campaign.” Isabel Santner, Partner at BKD and United Way of Monroe County 2018-2019 Campaign Cabinet Chair rallied support and inspired attendees during the Campaign Kick-Off event.

Efrat Feferman, United Way Executive Director brought to light, “Last year, thanks to your generosity, we accomplished a lot: over 4,400 youth were connected to mentoring relationships or high-quality after-school programs designed to help them succeed; over 1.7 million meals and 187,000 bags of groceries were provided to hungry people; 5,100 people accessed low or no cost emergency and preventive health care services; and over 3,000 at-risk community members were provided housing assistance. But these aren’t just numbers, these are our friends and neighbors. These are our colleagues and family members.”

Join us at The Talent Show!
Tues. October 2, 7pm

A one-of-a-kind spectacular evening showcasing talents hidden within United Way Member Agencies. From comedy, magic, and percussive dance to opera, groove, and Broadway hits, your senses will be delighted by member agency leaders, staff, and volunteers at The Talent Show!

Join United Way and emcees Adam Wason and Erin Predmore, for this family-friendly event supporting vital services for the people in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties.
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Show at 7 p.m.
Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood Ave.)

Performers Include:
  • Bloomington Brass Band / The Salvation Army
  • Rev. Forrest Gilmore / Shalom Community Center
  • Fiddle’n’Feet / Girls Inc.
  • Opal Fly and Kapow! / Hoosier Hills Food Bank
  • Brother William Morris / Indiana Legal Services
  • Jordan River Crossing / Catholic Charities
  • Sandy Washburn / Amethyst House
  • The Kitchenettes / Community Kitchen
  • Endwright Center Players / Area 10 Agency on Aging
  • PALS Drill Team / PALS
  • Daisy Margaret Schön / Middle Way House
  • “Scout Talk” / Boy Scouts of America Hoosier Trails Council
  • Hocus Pocus Hoosiers / United Way of Monroe County
  • The Flu Fighters / Volunteers in Medicine
  • BG Trio / Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington

Thanks to event sponsors: Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Indiana University, Duke Energy, Monroe County Government, City of Bloomington
Meet Isabel Santner, Campaign Chair

“There’s no other way for a person to give a dollar to an organization and have it impact 25 different agencies. This is the one way a dollar will stretch itself the furthest within the community as a whole.” 

Isabel Santner, Partner at BKD and United Way of Monroe County Campaign Cabinet Chair began her involvement with United Way 19 years ago. During her first job out of college, Santner shared, “There was a presentation given at my workplace by one of the member agencies of United Way and I remember hearing the story of that member agency and how they appreciated being a part of United Way and what that meant to them. I started donating a dollar for every pay stub and have been a United Way supporter ever since.”

2018-2019 Campaign Cabinet Announced

Isabel Santner, Partner at BKD, LLP, has been named as the 2018-2019 Campaign Chair for United Way of Monroe County. Santner will lead fellow Campaign Cabinet members in raising funds and deepening connections to further the impact of United Way of Monroe County and their 25 member agencies.

Additional 2018 Campaign Cabinet members include:  
  • Julie Brockman, Old National Bank 
  • Kyla Cox-Deckard, Young Leaders Co-Chair 
  • Jennifer Daily-Mantha, Ivy Tech Community College 
  • Dick Dever, IU Retirees Co-Chair 
  • Derek Fields, United Way Board of Directors, IU Health Hospital 
  • Jim Grandorf, Vanguard Chair 
  • Idie Kesner, Indiana University Co-Chair 
  • Vanessa McClary, SCI Kiwanis 
  • Moriah Merkel-Sowders, Young Leaders Co-Chair 
  • Chris Myers, Member Agency Representative, Area 10 Agency on Aging  
  • Meagan Niese, Endowment Chair 
  • Jeremy Sowders, Hoosier Energy 
  • Vicki Pierce, Member Agency Representative, Community Kitchen 
  • Jennifer Piurek, Indiana University Co-Chair 
  • Lisa Ridge, Monroe County Government 
  • Eileen Schellhammer, IU Retirees Co-Chair 
  • Amy Stark, Member Agency Representative, Girls Inc.  
  • Adam Wason, United Way Board of Directors, City of Bloomington 
  • Linda Williamson, Community Member 

Match Opportunity

Want to double your impact? United Way of Monroe County is pleased to announce matching donation opportunities for the 2018-2019 campaign that could double your contribution! Through a generous grant from Indiana United Ways, our community can receive match dollars when you make an eligible donation. New gifts and qualifying increases can be fully matched.

United We Fight. United We Win.

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United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves people's lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through our Community Action Fund, Priority Funds, and grant initiatives, we work with 25 member agencies and other community partners to focus resources on the building blocks for a better life: education, earnings, and the essentials.
United Way of Monroe County
441 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
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