Prior to the announcement, Hansel addressed a packed room of campaign volunteers, donors, and partner agencies. “As a business owner, I see the effect of local businesses moving away or being bought out by outside interests. Businesses that used to be the backbone of the United Way campaign are seeing decisions about charitable donations being made in boardrooms far away. I happen to be a fourth generation owner of a local manufacturing company, and companies like ours have to do our best to step in and fill the gap. It is in our own best interest to have an environment where our employees want to live, where our children can grow up with the same opportunities that we have, where we can retire in a community where we haven’t been forgotten, and a community where people care. These are the challenges that face the community and Monadnock United Way.” Hansel reminded everyone that we all need to work together, and that’s why the overall umbrella theme of this year’s campaign, like last year, remains ‘Live United.’ But this year’s underlying sub-theme will be ‘Local Footprint’ — encouraging everyone to create their own path, and leave their unique and local footprint behind, in their journey to make our community a better place.
“To meet the challenge of this journey, it takes more than just businesses and employee campaigns,” Hansel continued. “It takes leadership givers, it takes professionals, teachers, lawyers, doctors, and all those who devote their lives to the service of others. And it takes hundreds of volunteers to make a campaign of this size truly successful.”
With help from several campaign volunteers,
the CAMPAIGN GOAL was revealed — $2,030,000!
Hansel is excited to be part of the campaign and is optimistic that the community will leave a lasting footprint, show it’s support for the local agencies and programs funded by MUW, and that the goal will be reached.
The official Campaign Kickoff is Thursday, September 15, 2016
from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Keene Country Club.
Do you want to know what agencies and programs will be funded with the money raised during this year's campaign? Download the Agency/Program listing. And on the back, see some examples of the impact many of thes programs are having throughout the region.
COMMUNITY WELL-BEING REPORTS
Phase 1 Report:
Community Well-Being in the Monadnock Region
Collective Impact by John Kania & Mark Kramer: Appendix A
Criteria-Based Decision-Making: Appendix B
Community Listening Session Results: Appendix C
Content Expert Research Briefs: Appendix D
Evidence-Based Risk and Protective Factors: Appendix E
Evidence-Based Interventions: Appendix F