Picture L to R: Courtney Bell, Monica Schumacher, Chelsey Koester, Evelyn Bible, Lora Bergfeld
2nd row Aaron Myers, Marty Watson (United Way Board President), Mel Stock, James Schultz (United Way Campaign Chair)
United Way of Effingham County held the kick-off luncheon on Tuesday, August 27th at the Effingham Event Center for those businesses interested in conducting an employee campaign. Businesses heard from this year’s “Lead Pacesetter” Company – Midland States Bank who shared their success stories and plans for their upcoming campaign.
James Schultz, Campaign Chair, announced the goal for the 2019 campaign has been set at $320,000. Twenty two local partner agencies will receive funding from the 2019 – 2020 campaign: Altamont After School Program, Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Greater Effingham Area, FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.