Living United 
  June Edition

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Community Needs Assessment Event Needs
The May 24th community roll out of the Mental Health and Child Care Needs Assessment attracted over 50 city and elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and area business representatives. Special thanks to the  
Diamond Jo Casino   for sponsoring the event.

In late 2015, United Way and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque partnered to take a focused look at needs and barriers to opportunity in Dubuque. The project took place throughout 2016 with the final report made available in early 2017. The goal of the assessments has been to help inform the work of those in the field, influence current programming, enhance efforts to obtain funding, and provide data to help engage policy makers. The information was used to develop criteria for United Way's New & Targeted Initiatives funding program and to launch a shared indicator pilot. 

 Volunteer CelebrationCelebration

On June 7th, United Way honored volunteers at our Annual Volunteer Appreciation. In 2016-2017 United Way had 5,351 volunteers who provided 17,212 volunteer hours in our community!  

Volunteers assist United Way in numerous ways: 19 served on the Board of Directors, 23 served on the Investment Review Panel, 7 served on the Campaign Cabinet, and 109 served through the Volunteer Reception Center.

Thank you to all volunteers who attended the appreciation and thank you for your donated time.
New Board MembersBoard

United Way is thrilled to announce the newest members of our Board of Directors: 
  • Dan Walsh is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at American Trust
  • Mike Cyze is the Director of School and Community Relations at Dubuque Community School District
  • Michelle Schmidt works at the Telegraph Herald as the Director of Promotions and Community Relations
  • Nathan Runde is an attorney from Clemens, Walters, Conlon, Runde & Hiatt, LLP.  
Their three year terms begin June 1, 2017.  We know they will be wonderful additions to our Board of Directors who oversee and assist in developing an even stronger United Way for our community. 

United Way also wishes to thank Stan Rheingans and Jennifer Clemons-Conlon who have ended their terms on our board of directors.  Stan and Jennifer are wonderful volunteers who gave a great amount of time and energy to growing our organization over the years.
New and Targeted Initiatives OrientationInitiatives

Representatives from our 10 new funded partners joined us at a June 1st orientation. 

Organizations receiving New & Targeted Initiatives funding this fiscal year include: 
  • Almost Home
  • AmeriCorps-Partners in Learning
  • Friends of the Family
  • Dream Center
  • Dubuque Area Labor Harvest
  • Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association
  • Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools
  • Helping Services for Youth and Families
  • Regional Transit Authority 
  • St. Mark Youth Enrichment
We're excited to have them join our United Way team and are very thankful for the significant impact they already make in the communities we serve.

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Meet Jessica Jessica

United Way welcomes Jessica Bleile as the new Director of Community Building and Impact.

Jessica has a bachelor's degree in Social Work and 13 years of experience working with nonprofits in our community. She most recently worked at Opening Doors as the program director for Maria House. 

We are excited to welcome her to our team and know she will continue to lead a strong and effective team
of nonprofits, providing services to over 50,000 individuals every year.

Mental Health Pilot ProjectMental

There is no question that collaboration is a good idea, especially for social service agencies tackling difficult problems such as access to quality mental health care. United Way funded partners providing mental health-related programming have recently launched a pilot to develop shared measures for program success. To date, the partnership includes nine organizations addressing counseling services, domestic violence,  substance abuse, homelessness and disability services. 
Alliant Energy Alliant

Thanks  to Alliant Energy for the help they provided to The Dubuque County Conservation in May!! 

3 sites+75 volunteers= Numerous projects completed and spaces ready for our community to enjoy!! 

Thank you for your support to our community by beautifying our park areas for our members.

Foster Grandparent Program Grandparent

The United Way-sponsored Foster Grandparent Program in Dubuque County held its annual appreciation picnic recently to recognize foster grandparents for service in working with children and improving literacy. In the upcoming year, the program is growing the number of foster grandparents locally and establishing sites in Jackson and Delaware Counties.


Together, we recognize there are no quick fixes. Band-Aids are not enough. We have to look at the big picture, and how our work connects with each other. In other words, lasting solutions take a while, and all of us thank you for LIVING UNITED this year!

Corporate Recognition
Diamond Circle
Platinum Circle
($15,000 - $24,999) 
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.
American Trust & Saving Bank
Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.
John Deere Foundation
Klauer Manufacturing
Medical Associates Clinics & Health Plans
Q Casino

Alliant Energy Foundation
Andersen Corp. / Eagle Window & Door
Woodward Foundation
Gold Circle
($10,000 - $14,999)
Silver Circle
($5,000 - $9,999)
Happee Smith Productions
Riley Mazda Subaru Mitsubishi
Rite Hite Corporation
Westmark Enterprises / Kendall Hunt 
US Bank
Diamond Jo Casino
Flexsteel Industries
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

Bronze Circle
($1,000 - $4,999)

Ambraco Inc.
Black Hills Energy
Crescent Electric Supply Co.
D & R Foods
Dubuque Anesthesia Services
Dubuque Stamping & Mfg.
Dupaco Community Credit Union
Dutrac Community Credit Union

Eagle Tool Company
The Friedman Group
Honkamp Krueger & Co
Honkamp Krueger Financial Services
Mike Finnin Ford & Kia
Mulgrew/Perfection Oil Co.

Paulson Electric Co.
Pepsi-Lime Rock Springs
Premier Bank
Progressive Processing/Hormel
Rockwell Collins
Sister of Charity, BVM - Mt. Carmel
Target Stores
Union Hoermann Press
Wal-Mart Foundation 

($500 - $999)
($250 - $499)
Alliant Credit Union
Colony Brands / Swiss Colony
Dubuque Co. Abstract & Title Co.
Dubuque Screw Products Co.
Edwards Cast Stone Co.
Giese Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Modern Woodman of America
Norby Distributing Co.
Premier Tooling & Manufacturing Inc.
Rhomberg Fur & Leather Gallery
Theisen Supply
United Labor Participation Committee

Casey's General Stores
Environmental Management Services of Iowa Inc.
Gordon's Toggery
Klauer Optical Co.
McCullough Creative Group Inc.
Schwendinger Construction
Sedona Staffing Services
Straka Johnson Architects
Welu Printing Company

($1 - $249)

Abeln Abstract & Title Company
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Art Pape Transfer
Artistic Cleaners
B L Murray Co. Inc.
Berger Benefit Connections
Brissey Realty
Burger King
Cargill Ag Horizon
Chavenelle Studio Metal Works
Contempo Styling Salon
Coborn's Incorporated

Creative Touch Gallery
CS Technologies
Doland Jewelers
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Dubuque Plastics
FEH Design Inc.
Grinnell Mutual
Happy Joes Pizza & Ice Cream
Hughes & Trannel Law Offices
J.D. Auto Sales
Kane Appraisal Services
Kunkel & Associates, Inc.
Mutual Wheel Co.
Nationwide Insurance
O'Connor & English Insurance Agency

Premier Linen & Uniform Rental
Radio Dubuque
Roussel Masonry Contractors
Schuster Heating & Pump Co.
Sheehan Auto Electric Corp.
Shopko - Dubuque
Shopko - Dyerville
Sisters of the Visitation
State Farm Ins. Co/Nancy Wallace
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance/Joe Buchheit
Tandem Tire & Auto Service Center
Uncle Ike's Music
United Brotherhoods Carpenters Local #678
Vanguaard Countertops
WHKS & Co.
Windsor Hills Family Dentistry

Employee Recognition
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co
Adams Company
Alliant Credit Union
Alliant Energy
American Trust & Savings Bank
AmeriHealth Caritas
Andersen Corp. / Eagle Window  & Door
Anderson-Weber, Inc.
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Archer Daniels Midland      Company
AT & T
Berry Plastics Corporation
Black Hills Energy
Boys & Girls Club of Greater    Dubuque
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
City of Dubuque
Coborn's Incorporated
Colony Brands / Swiss Colony
Cottingham & Butler
Creative Touch Gallery
Crescent Community Health  Center
Crescent Electric Supply Co.
Delaware, Dubuque & Jackson Co Regional Transit Authority
Diamond Jo Casino
Dollar General
Donation X Change
Dubuque Anesthesia Services
Dubuque Bank & Trust
Dubuque Community School  District
Dubuque Golf & Country Club
Dubuque Screw Products Co.
Dubuque Stamping & Mfg. Inc
Dupaco Community Credit Union
DuTrac Community Credit Union
Eagle Tool Company
East Central Intergovernmental  Association
Exelon Foundation
Flexsteel Industries
Giese Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Goodwill Industries of NE Iowa
Grand River Medical Group
Greater Dubuque Development  Corp
Hillcrest Family Services
Holy Family Catholic Schools
Honeywell Hometown  Solutions
Honkamp Krueger & Co.
Honkamp Krueger Financial  Services
IBM Dubuque Global Delivery Center
Iowa Legal Aid
Jim Kircher & Associates
John Deere Davenport Works
John Deere Dubuque Works
John Deere Foundation
John Deere Waterloo  Operations
Johnson & Johnson
Keystone AEA #1
Klauer Manufacturing
Lincoln Financial Group
Loras College
McCullough Creative Group 
Medical Associates Clinics &  Health Plans
Mercy Medical Center -  Dubuque
Mike Finnin Ford & Kia
Mi-T-M Corporation
Modern Woodman of America
Mulgrew/Perfection Oil Co.
Mutual Wheel Co.
Myers-Cox Co.
Mystique Casino
NE Iowa Area Agency on  Aging
Northeast Iowa Community  College
Northeast Iowa Council - Boy  Scouts of America
O'Connor & English Insurance  Agency
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Opening Doors
Paulson Electric Co.
Plumbers & Pipefitter Local  #125
Prairie Farms Dairy
Premier Bank
Premier Tooling &  Manufacturing, Inc.

Principal Financial Group
Printers Plus
Progressive Processing /  Hormel
Radio Dubuque
Remax Advantage Realty
Riley Mazda Subaru  Mitsubishi
RockFarm Supply Chain  Services
Rockwell Collins - Bellevue
Rockwell Collins - Employees  United Fund
Rockwell Collins -  Manchester
Roussel Masonry Contr./Randy
Salvation Army
Shoko Dyersville
Shopko Dubuque
Sisters of Charity, BVM - Mt.  Carmel
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.
State of Iowa One Gift  Program
Substance Abuse Services  Center
Target Stores
The Friedman Group
The Workshop
Theisen Supply
U.S. Bank
Union Hoermann Press
United Way of Dubuque Area  Tri-States
Unity Point Health - Finley  Hospital
Universal Giving
University of Dubuque
Veridian Credit Union
Wagner Accounting & Tax  Service
Walmart - Dubuque
Wartburg Theological  Seminary
Wells Fargo Advisors
Welu Printing Company
Western Dubuque School  District
Westmark Enterprises /  Kendall Hunt
Woodward Communications /  Telegraph Herald
WHKS & Co.
Zephyr Aluminum Products

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