May 2022
We had an wonderful afternoon recognizing our Pacesetter companies and the amazing volunteers who keep the wheels turning in our local community with the partner agencies!

We had a lot of incredible wins to report on from 2021, including our new Mental Health Campaign called "How Are You, Really?" These things were made possible by the support of our community, the volunteers who dedicate time and energy, and the partner agencies who focus wholeheartedly on serving children, youth, families and individuals in our community.

Thank you to our top giving Pacesetter companies!

Top Giving Companies per capita (top row, left to right):
  1. NuStar Energy
  2. Pillen Family Farms-DNA Genetics
  3. Columbus Bank and Trust

Top Giving Companies total (bottom row, left to right):
  1. BD Medical
  2. Vishay Intertechnology
  3. Columbus Community Hospital
Thank you to our volunteers!

United Way- Kevin Johnson
TeamMates- Keith Manak
Platte Valley Literacy- Madeleine Anderson
Royal Family Kids Camp- Adam Schaer
Thank you to our volunteers!

Center for Survivors- Carrie Prokopec
Habitat for Humanity- Chris Wisehart
Big Pals Little Pals- Julie Running
CASA- on behalf of Kim Schmidt
Beyoutiful Boutique
Beyoutiful Boutique wants to help raise dollars to support local partner agencies and also raise awareness and education about the programs available to the community.

A portion of the sales made during their monthly Ladies Night on May 19th, 2022 will go directly to support Columbus Emergency Relief!
Erin Nahorny,
kwELITE Real Estate
Erin Nahorny is committed to providing you with a great experience when buying or selling your home. She's also committed to supporting Columbus Area United Way and our community as a whole!
Want to Make a Difference?
Volunteers make the world go 'round, really they do! From pounding nails, to building walls, to advocating for a child's voice to be heard, to connecting with a teen in a meaningful way makes a difference. When our community works together with a giving heart, we make our community and world a better place for everyone.

Columbus Area United Way works with seventeen local nonprofit partner agencies in our community. Each of them depends upon volunteers to provide helping hands to accomplish their mission in powerful ways. Look at the current volunteer opportunities below, find a place to connect, fit in, pitch in, and make a difference!
Meet the Board
Ahren Uhlig
Nathan Karges
Check out this super fun upcoming event! Registration fees for this event will go to the United Way, to support the Imagination Library. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that mails free books to children from birth until they begin school in participating areas.
Stay tuned...We've got a fun little project up our sleeves...
We're hiring!
Columbus Area United Way has a job opportunity for a part time executive assistant.  This position will manage office relations and maintenance as well as assist CAUW team members with administrative tasks, projects and duties which include but not limited to Duck Race, Campaign, Volunteer engagement, and Outreach and Education.

Interested candidates please provide cover letter, resume, and references to
Duck Race Kickoff is June 9th!
Get your tickets from 5-7 pm at:
  • Maximus
  • Bo’s West
  • Slumberland
Hope Freshour - Executive Director
Jo Suess - Development Director
Tammy Bichlmeier - Community Navigator
Sue Hoge - Community Information Coordinator

Roberta Miksch - Collective Impact Director

Janet Bouc - Program-Data Coordinator

Bellyni Maldonado - Bilingual Community Response Coach

Reghan Kabes - Navigation Assistant and Coach

Adilene Perez - Full Service Community School Coordinator

Victoria Osten - Fiscal Assistant