United We Win 
  December 2017 Edition
A Message From the President

Thank you DRA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Give Advocate Volunteer
Hello United Way Supporters!
As 2017 comes to a close, many of us take pause to reflect on events of the past year and look forward to what the next year will bring.  As I just concluded my first year at United Way, I see clearly how 2017 has been a year filled with change, challenge, and champions for me personally but also for United Way.  I wanted to share a bit about those with the community of supporters we rely on to help impact over 50,000 lives in our tri-state community.

Change can be hard for many because heading into uncharted territories means you need to accept the fear and move through it-not around it.  You've heard it, right?  " Life begins at the end of your comfort zone ."  I love that because to always be better and do better, we need to push ourselves, our colleagues, our community to do just that.  Raise the bar.  Get uncomfortable for a moment.  It will spark change and light a fire within you to be a part of making that happen.  Are you OK knowing our community members are struggling with homelessness, food scarcity issues, lack of positive role models and meaningful connections with youth?  No?  Then let's not only talk about it-Let's do something about it!

Challenge is something that can inspire or defeat you.  Let's choose INSPIRE!  Let's choose to embrace the challenges and work together toward our vision of a stronger, safer and thriving community.  Let's brave this challenge together.  Impact 50,000 lives?  Check.  Support health, education and income funding for 40 programs across 26 organizations?  Check.  Increase awareness of the benefits of United Way programs, initiatives, and partnerships?  Check.  Raise nearly 1.8M to begin to address some of the needs of the most vulnerable populations in the tri-states?  Che.....well, we are working on that one yet, but I know with your help, we will get there.

Champions-where would any of us be without them?  Champions are people who believe in our organization and our mission of  connecting people and resources to advance the health, education and income of those in need in our community .  Champions ask the hard questions.  They listen.  They plan, and they ACT.  We are lucky enough to have many champions within United Way.  Our amazing staff, the incredible Board of Directors, our campaign co-chairs and campaign cabinet members, our marketing committee, Women United, our volunteer reception center volunteers-not to mention the donors who help support health, education and income through generous contributions-everyone is a part of making this happen for our community!  I would be remiss not to mention our funded partners that are yet another group of champions we are grateful for.  They work together with us to address some of our communities most critical issues and they represent over 50,000 people in the tri-states who access their much-needed, quality services, so they are not left to fight their battles alone.

What a year it has been, and it isn't over yet. If you would to give a year end gift for 2017, please click here to give.  

Thank you to each of you who has joined us in our work to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer.  I know 2018 will bring with it new changes, challenges and champions and we are ready! Let's do this together.  #UnitedWeWin

Danielle Peterson,

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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Thank you Dubuque Racing Assocation
United Way would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) for funds to: purchase a new copy machine, update our outdoor signage, and to upgrade our network system for efficiency!  Every budgeted dollar we can save on office expenses helps put more money into supporting quality nonprofit programs who work to meet our mission of advancing health, education and income of those in need in our community!

Thank you DRA!

Upcoming Dates Upcoming


  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Monday January 15th
  • Women United Story Hour with Carnegie-Stout
    • Thursday January 11th, 6:30-7 pm
    • Thursday February 8th, 6:30-7 pm


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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