May 2021 Newsletter
In this issue:
  • A Message from our President/CEO
  • United Way Awards $850,000 in Local Grants
  • Thank You - Great Give Day
  • United Way Hosts Over the Edge Launch Party
  • United Way Internship Openings
  • Upcoming Events
A Message from our President/CEO:
Dear United Way Friends,

Here we are at the end of our fiscal year, and a very trying one at that. I have some incredibly wonderful news to share! With your help, we have reached our annual goal of raising $1.2M to impact the lives of over 42,000 local community members. To do that, we had 91 of our business partners run United Way workplace campaigns, 54 corporate donors, 396 residential donors, 5 foundation requests and grants, and one really great event called Over the Edge. It also takes hundreds of hours of volunteer support to make this happen, not to mention, we must give a HUGE shout-out to our engaged and energetic Campaign Co-Chairs, Bob Woodward, and Jan Powers

You may be wondering what is next. Well, I am excited to share with you that we are holding our 3rd Over the Edge Event on Friday, September 10th, 2021, at the historic Hotel Julien Dubuque building. We have room for 60 Edgers to sign up to Edge (or rappel) off the side of this iconic building in downtown Dubuque, helping us to raise $80,000 for our community! We have event sponsorships left and lots of great ideas for those interested in learning more about Edging. You can learn more here but please stay tuned for lots of information about this event that impacts so many.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff, and the 42,000 lives you helped impact, thank you all for a great (fiscal) year of support!

Danielle Peterson,
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Dubuque United Way awards $850,000 in local grants for...

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States announced its annual grants, giving money to the same 31 local nonprofit organizations as last year to continue funding their programs. In total, United Way gave $850,000 in grants for the second consecutive...

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Thank you to all who donated for Great Give Day 2021! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $1,238 that will go to help us fulfill our mission of connecting people and resources to advance the health, education, and income of those in need in our community.
United Way Hosts Over the Edge Launch Party
Thank you to everyone that came out to our Over the Edge Launch Party at the Riverboat Lounge on Wednesday, May 19! United Way had the chance to share about our mission and we heard from past Edgers on how to fundraise. We are so excited to start to prepare for our 3rd Over the Edge event on Friday, September 10.

If you are interested in signing up to Edger or to learn more, visit our website here!
Over the Edge 2021: Friday, September 10

United Way will be hosting its 3rd annual Over the Edge Fundraising Event! Edge (or rappel) off the Hotel Julien Dubuque by raising $1000 (or more!) for our Community Impact Fund, which directly impacts over 42,000 local lives in our community.
Join the United Way Team!
Interns Wanted!
We accept interns year-round for two different positions within our office.

Community Building & Impact/Volunteer Engagement Intern

Development & Marketing Intern

Why Intern at United Way?
"Interning at the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States was a great experience! They were flexible with my schedule and worked with me to ensure that my internship met the requirements set forth by my college for a Public Relations major. They allowed me the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects to build my portfolio and I was able to learn a lot about the world of nonprofit marketing! It was a great way to earn college credit while making an impact on my community!"- Jenna Meehan, Summer 2020 Development & Marketing Intern
United Way 2021 Campaign Kickoff: Tuesday, August 24

Join us as we launch our 2021 Campaign year! You will hear from our campaign co-chairs on the difference United Way is making on the community and how we impacted over 42,000 local lives.
Also, there will be special appearances by our top donors, funded partners, and more.
Stay tuned for more details!
Volunteer Opportunities
Advocate for Quality Long-Term Care

Volunteer Ombudsmen are trained, certified volunteers who visit one local long-term care facility to advocate for residents' rights. This includes visiting with residents about their quality of care and quality of life in the facility and seeking to resolve any of their concerns in cooperation with the facility. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity and requires a minimum commitment of three hours per month for one year.
Delaware County Volunteer Drivers

Provide rides to places like doctor and dentist appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy...wherever people need to go within Delaware County. Build relationships and feel a sense of fulfillment while connecting people to valuable resources in your community!
To get started, complete the Volunteer Driver Application and return to Tricia Wagner,
Mentor Youth

Mentor Dubuque is looking for adults to volunteer as a mentor to a youth living in the Dubuque area. This is a fun and fulfilling way to get involved in your community!
Mentoring means being a fun and positive influence in your mentee's life. We ask mentors to spend about 4-5 hours each month with their mentee. Staff are available to support the match. There is an also an option to mentor a child with your partner (couple matching).
Whether you make a one-time gift or set up recurring monthly payments, every donation matters.
We are stronger together!