United We Win 
  September 2017 Edition

Campaign Cabinet

Community Baby Shower

Meet Sondra

Labor Day Parade

John Deere Volunteer Event

Give Advocate Volunteer
Campaign Kickoff: United We WinCampaign

United We Win!
United Way's 2017-2018 Campaign Cabinet

   2017-2018 Campaign Co-Chairs
Mark Dickson
John Deere Dubuque 
John Tallent
Medical Associates
Cabinet Members
Kelly Cooper
Dubuque Area Labor Management
Brad Scardino
John Deere Dubuque Works

Jessica Ehrlich
American Trust & Savings Bank
Tonya Trumm
O'Connor & Thomas, P.C.

Andrew Wickham
A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co.
Jim Collins
Loras College

Brian Meyer
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque
Greg Birkett
The Dubuque Advertiser
Mark Dalsing
The City of Dubuque

Dan Walsh
American Trust & Savings Bank

Michelle Schmidt
Telegraph Herald
Jace Fecht

Josh Yeltman
Diamond Jo Casnio

Molly Carpenter
American Trust & Savings Bank
Josh Terrell
Dr. Chris B. Lundell, DDS

Kirby Snitker
DuTrac Community Credit Union

 Community Baby ShowerVolunteer
Over 50 people attended the first Community Baby Shower in Dubuque. The event was held on Saturday August 28th at Steeple Square Event Center. United Way worked closely with Amerihealth Caritas and programs from the Dubuque Community to educate new moms and pregnant women about prenatal information. Not only were the mom's educated, but they had multiple chances to win raffle items that included: a new stroller, a new car seat, and many other baby items. 

Presentations were available for all interested attendees and vendor tables included: Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association, Dubuque County Early Childhood, Four Oaks/Parents As Teachers, Child Care Resource and Referral, Hillcrest-WIC, Birthright, Dubuque Police Department- Car Seat Safety, Amerihealth Caritas, Mary's Inn, Dubuque Carnegie Stout Library, Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Women UNITED, and Clarity Clinic.

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Meet our New Director of Resource Development & Donor Relations

United Way welcomes Sondra Briese as the new Director of Resource Development & Donor Relations. 

Sondra began her philanthropic career at St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center in Port Huron, MI where she grew the foundation program and improved donations by 40%. Sondra was then promoted to Vice President of the foundation, marketing and volunteers at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, IA and grew the program visibility and donations by 30%. She has educational background in Strategic Leadership & Marketing. 

Sondra also enjoys sharing her knowledge of health and wellness by educating people about nutrition and exercise physiology. She is a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition and is currently working on a certification in stress management through the American Institute of Healthcare Professionals.  

She is very excited to be working at United Way and we are all excited for Sondra to join us in raising our campaign funds for this year.
Did you know with United Way Funding in 2016-2017.....

Over 29,000 meals were served

- Over 2,500 people were provided with healthy and nutritious food

- Over 3,000 children were provided with educational experiences

- Over 450 people were provided with shelter

- Over 1,600 people were provided with mental health counseling 
Labor Day Parade
Dubuque's Annual Labor Day Parade was on Monday September 4th this year. The parade started at Jackson Park and ended at Washington Park. People lined the streets of the parade route and watched as Labor Unions, Representatives, Businesses, Non-Profits, and the School Bands walked in the parade. United Way and Funded Partners provided 33 people to walk in this year's Labor Day Parade. We were all excited to have been a part of the parade, and have great ideas for next years parade. United Way would like to thank Tom Townsend, Mark Cook, Dan Hammel, and Shelly Freiburger for planning and running this amazing event.
John Deere Volunteer Event  
John Deere Dubuque Works provided over 100 volunteers in order to have an onsite volunteer experience where employees built 8 picnic tables for Hillcrest Family Services, one of our funded partners .  Hillcrest shared that having a meal at a picnic table may be something many of us think of as a regular event for our families during nice weather.  For the youth having access to the picnic tables at Hillcrest, this provides them the same experience-the chance to have a meal and conversation with family during their visits.  They were thrilled to have these wonderful picnic tables on their campus.
Upcoming Dates Upcoming


  • Fireball Run
    • September 25th
    • Town Clock Center
    • 4-6 pm
  • Stand Down
    • September 28th
    • Masonic Temple
    • 10 am-2 pm
  • Women United Socal
    • Tuesday November 14th
    • 5:30 pm
    • United Way Office
  • Women United Story Hour with Carnegie-Stout
    • Thursday October 12th, 6:30-7 pm
    • Thursday November 9th, 6:30-7 pm
    • Thursday December 14th, 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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