March 2023
Do you remember group projects in school where one person was carrying the team, and the others were doing who-knows-what? It's not like that around here! The Board of Directors have all been working hard the last few months finalizing allocations for the various partner agencies in our community! We absolutely must thank them for their diligence making sure that our community's investments are focused on Education, Financial Stability, and Health! Distributions and announcements will be out in April. Stay tuned!

Join us in April for the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation luncheon on April 20th! Help us recognize and celebrate the people who have tirelessly served in various capacities in our community this year. They deserve a round of applause (and lunch)!
Shae Spitz- kw ELITE Real Estate
Shae Spitz is a community-minded real estate agent in the Columbus area. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, she's here for you!

As an iPLEDGE supporter, a portion of each closing will be donated to the Columbus Area United Way now through October 2023!
Erin Nahorney- kw ELITE Real Estate
Erin Nahorney is a long-time #iPLEDGE supporter in the Columbus area. Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home, she can help!

"I am so proud to be involved in the CAUW and all the good they do!"
Thank you for your support!
Applied Connective
Applied Connective Technologies gives a portion of our proceeds back to Columbus nonprofits as a CAUW iPLEDGE champion.

They are a Managed IT company (and so much more) in our local community.
Join the #iPLEDGE movement!

The #iPLEDGE movement is for you, too! It's designed for small business owners who want to make a difference in their community, using the resources they have at their disposal! If you're interested (or even just curious!) please let us know! We'd love to chat with you further!
Welcome Aboard!!
Board Member
Chad Kucera
NuStar Energy
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Community Response Coach- Paid Internship

Community Response is a coordinated system of supports and services for children and families to strengthen families and build protective factors. It is a system that can prevent families from unnecessary entry or re-entry in higher-end systems of care. Coaching builds upon those supports and services to address a family’s current needs, future goals, and sustainability.  

The Community Response Coach will assist individuals and families in accessing needed services and resources in the community, especially during times of stress and crisis. If needed and agreed upon, coaching through identified risks and needs to achieve desired goals, and to reach and sustain protective factors. 
Hope Freshour - Executive Director
Jo Suess - Development Director
Tammy Bichlmeier - Community Navigator

Roberta Miksch - Collective Impact Director

Janet Bouc - Program-Data Coordinator

Bellyni Maldonado - Bilingual Community Response Coach

Reghan Kabes - Navigation Assistant and Coach

Sarah Lindberg- Resource Coordinator

Victoria Osten - Fiscal Assistant