United Way of Adams County, IL announced on Thursday, February 27 that it raised $1,146,000 during the 2019 Annual Campaign. The 2019 annual campaign was lead by Mark Tyrpin, President and CEO of Mercantile Bank, and vice-chaired by Philip Krupps.
“It's all about people helping people - that's the bottom line. When individuals who are in a position to do something for their community help those that need it the most, what you get in the end is a stronger, more vibrant population that ends up working for everyone," says Trypin.
Throughout its 82-year history, United Way has been connecting people and resources to meet the needs of others. We are the bridge to new opportunities as we focus on ensuring children and youth are on track for success in school, encouraging work readiness and financial stability, and increasing access to vital health services.
Through generous support by companies and individuals across Adams County, United Way supports 29 partner agency programs, numerous county-wide initiatives and community support services. United Way and its partners impact over 31,000 people each year – roughly 46% of all residents in Adams County. Teams of campaign volunteers reach out to area businesses, professionals and individuals to share how United Way approaches community investment, strengthens non-profit partner agencies, leverages state/federal dollars and ultimately impacts lives of children and adults.
“We can only reach our goal if those who hear our message will make a generous commitment to the campaign and encourage others to do the same," says Krupps, the 2019 United Way of Adams County co-chair.”