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More than $580K raised for United Way campaign

(Source: United Way Worldwide)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 3:56 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The United Way of South Central Nebraska raised a record amount for its 2021 campaign.

$584,199 was raised to support more than 40 health and human service organizations in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster counties, far exceeding the campaign goal of $550,000.

“We are so humbled by the continued generosity of this area,” said David and Brandee Schram, Campaign Chairs. “Businesses, employees and private donors continued to step up and give to help others in need, even in such uncertain, hard times. We thank you all very much for the successful campaign this year. You all have proven that there is nothing we can’t do or overcome when we Live United together.”

“When we launched this campaign last fall, we had no idea what the outcome would be,” said Jodi Graves, Executive Director of United Way of South Central Nebraska. “So many people had a rough year that we just weren’t sure how this would turn out, but so many people recognized the need, and stepped up. We are so incredibly thankful to live in an area that is so generous. We truly want to thank everyone that supported the 2021 campaign.”

In addition to the 2021 Campaign results, United Way of South Central Nebraska presented its annual awards:

  • Inez C. Peterson Citizenship Award – Mark Callahan, Mary Lanning Healthcare
  • Impact Award – Hastings Community Foundation
  • Community Partnership Award – KHAS Radio
  • Spirit Award – Apple Roofing and Hastings Ford Lincoln
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Covid Community Response Fund Committee members: Mark Funkey, Jessica McAndrew, Doug Ourada, Dan Peters, Mikki Shafer and Andy Springer
  • Honorary Council Inductee – Susan Meeske
  • Outgoing President – Eric Arneson
  • 2021 Campaign Chairs – Drs. David and Brandee Schram

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