At the 2014 Annual Report to the Community, nearly 350 United Way supporters gathered to review the year's accomplishments, including a successful community campaign that exceeded the $8.1 million goal. The agenda included the announcement of Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award recipients, Mary Jo Buchberger and Liesl Britzke, in recognition of their outstanding service to United Way Fox Cities. Diana Buechel, United Way Fox Cities Board Chair also made the announcement that United Way Fox Cities has awarded grants totaling $540,000 that address a range of community issues, from supporting early childhood education to reducing isolation for those with dementia.
In addition, new board members Mike Carini, USW Local 2-482, Kimberly-Clark; Pam Henson, Post Crescent Media; Dave Morton, Morton Long Term Care; and Tom Riordan, Neenah Enterprises, were elected. Board members Tim Bergstrom, Bergstrom Automotive, and Mark Westphal, Fox Valley Area Labor Council were elected for a one-year special appointment and Shannon Full, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Jim Kotek, Menasha Corporation; and Melanie Miller, Bemis Co. were elected for a second three-year term. (Read the full press release)