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Annual Campaign

Annual Meeting

The 2021 United Way of Adams County Annual Meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, February 23 starting at 4:00pm.
Join us from wherever you are to listen in on how we're able to impact Quincy and Adams County through your investments. Upon registering you'll be given an email with the unique credentials to be able to log-on to our virtual Zoom conference call that afternoon. The 2020 United Way of Adams County #StartsWithYou campaign is being led by Philip Krupps, President of Wealth Management and UCB Bank and co-chaired by Chuck Scholz, attorney at law.

Community Match - Richard A. Perrett Family Foundation
United Way of Adams County is excited to announce a generous gift to kickstart its annual campaign. The Richard A. Perritt Family Foundation, managed by United Way campaign cabinet member Mark Tyrpin and his family, has agreed to donate $50,000 to the United Way’s 2020 ‘Living United Starts With You’ campaign contingent that the community gives $50,000 in new monies. If the amount given by individuals and corporations in 2020 meets or exceeds $50,000 in new donations (2019 campaign compared to the 2020 campaign), the Foundation will give a $50,000 gift to United Way of Adams County. United Way of Adams County has set a goal of $1MM in 2020.

“This community match is a thoughtful reminder that our community is better when we invest from within,” said 2020 campaign chair Philip Krupps. “We have the upmost appreciation for Mark’s family’s commitment and example that ‘Living United Starts With You’.”

Throughout its 83-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 34,000 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.

Thank you Adams County for helping us surpass our 2019 campaign goal.

The United Way of Adams County, IL 2019 Annual Campaign was lead by Mark Tyrpin, President and CEO of Mercantile Bank, and vice-chaired by Philip Krupps. United Way of Adams County surpassed its 2019 campaign goal (of $1,100,000) by raising a total of $1,146,000, which was announced at our 2020 Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Thank you to the many companies and individuals that helped us realize this achievement. It is only through your investments that we're able to help the people we serve every day in Adams County. Thank you to our friends at the Herald-Whig for the amazing awareness you continue to bring to our mission. You may read their article on our 2020 Annual Meeting HERE.