2017 Annual Meeting - Celebrating our Shining Stars!
The 2017 United Way of Adams County Annual Meeting will celebrate the many shining stars impacting lives across Adams County – from businesses that invest in United Way to the people and programs creating positive changes for others. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 at the State Room. (online registration at the bottom of this page)
Activities of the annual meeting showcase how United Way is advancing the greater good in Adams County:
- The LIVE UNITED Award will be presented to The Knapheide Manufacturing Company and Knapheide Equipment Company. Knapheide exemplifies what it means to LIVE UNITED through corporate and employee giving, advocating for change in Adams County, and volunteering across the community.
- United Way will honor the work of the Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet Needs, which assists individuals and families who have exhausted all other avenues of assistance. Recognizing that financial stability is one of three building blocks of a good quality of life, Unmet Needs brings together social services agencies and the faith community to provide that stability during a crisis or other difficult situation.
- 2016 Campaign Chair Todd Moore will announce the results of the Annual Campaign, which has already topped over $1,000,000 thanks to over 100 corporate/organization gifts and donations from more than 3,330 individuals across Adams County. Those dollars are being put to use in Adams County through investments in 32 partner agency programs; community support efforts led by United Way staff; and the ongoing work of the Community Building Council, its Leadership Delegations and Community Solution Teams.
- In addition, contributing members will have the opportunity to elect the following individuals to serve on the United Way Board of Directors: Nancy Bluhm, Addus HomeCare; Nathan Frese, First Bankers Trust; Chaka Jordan, Blessing Health System; Nathan Nuttelman, Brown Electric; Mark Reuschel, State Street Bank; Mike Ridder, Adams Fiber; and Kent Voran, Phibro Animal Health. In addition, board members Jerry Jackson, Blessing Health System, and Jim Benz, retired from ADM Alliance Nutrition, will be reelected for second three year terms.
“Our 2017 Annual Meeting puts the spotlight on businesses, individuals and programs taking an active role in the work of United Way,” said Emily Robbearts, Executive Director. “United Way has many reasons to celebrate our work, which is making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals today, while also equipping them for success in the future. Investments of time, talent and treasure by thousands across Adams County who choose to LIVE UNITED continue to fuel our efforts to make great things happen.”
Tickets for the Annual Meeting are $20 per person or $120 for a group of eight. Use the link below to make an online reservation or click HERE for a reservation form that can printed out and returned with a check made payable to United Way.