United Way of Adams County, IL has announced plans to raise $1.05 million in the 2018 Annual Campaign, which officially begins August 2 at a kick-off event at The Taproom in Quincy. The event will be attended by United Way leaders, volunteers, and many community partners. The 2018 Annual Campaign is lead by Hal Oakley, Chairman of Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu & Mitchell, and Mark Tyrpin of Mercantile Bank.
“Throughout its 81-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,” Oakley said. “During our campaign, we will highlight the many ways each of us can be that bridge when we come together and invest in United Way.”
Through generous support by companies and individuals across Adams County, United Way supports 31 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. Langston and Oakley lead a team of campaign volunteers who 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.
“With these early commitments and the enthusiastic excitement of our campaign team, we are off to a strong start,” Oakley added. “However, 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.”