September 2018 e-Newsletter

Kicking Off Employee Giving Campaigns

For us at United Way, September brings the kick-off of Employee Giving Campaigns.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been sharing some personal stories from donors and volunteers on our blog and social media. We asked them to share why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County.

Hear from our long-time leader in giving, Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, about why she continues to support United Way of Lake County.

“The impact of United Way is local, and where it’s needed most. I’m proud of our company’s commitment to this incredible organization.”
– Azita Saleki-Gerhardt

Read her full Q&A by clicking the button below.


New Board Members Spotlight

United Way of Lake County recently welcomed seven new members to the Board of Directors. We will be highlighting each of the new members in this newsletter over the next few months.

First up, hear from Kate Collins and Maria Colunga about why they decided to join the Board. Click the buttons below to read their full Q&As.

“There is a world of need and many ways to provide support, but starting with the health and welfare of our local communities feels right to me.”

-Kate Collins

“United Way is a great example of an organization that links action with compassion to support improved outcomes for children and families.”

-Maria Colunga, Parent Coordinator, Round Lake Area School District #116


Volunteers in Action: Baxter

This summer, six groups of Baxter employees volunteered their time to revitalize and support local organizations. Each group did something different; from sorting books to cleaning a beach to organizing a bingo game at a nursing home.

Thank you, Baxter, for encouraging your employees to take time out of their workday to create lasting change in Lake County!

View all of the places they made a difference by clicking the button below.


You’re Invited: Power of the Purse

Join Women United for their signature fundraising event, Power of the Purse, on Sunday, November 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Enjoy a champagne brunch and an upbeat afternoon celebrating the special women in your life.

All proceeds will support critical early literacy programs through the Little Kids, Big Futures Fund. Since 2014, Women United has distributed over $370,000 to worthy nonprofits to ensure children living in Lake County’s most vulnerable communities are prepared for kindergarten and ready to succeed.

Purchase your tickets by Friday, October 12, to be entered in the Early Bird Raffle to win an eSBe necklace!

Space is limited. Get your tickets by clicking below.


Introducing our Leadership Directory

We are excited to share our Leadership Directory recognizing our top supporters. Thanks to their continued support, children and families are on a path for success, and their future success ensures the success of our businesses and communities. For every program, every new initiative and every dollar raised, individual lives are being changed forever.

Click the button below to view our 2017-2018 Leadership Directory.


We’re Hiring

Did you know that UWLC is hiring? Apply today!

Click below to find job descriptions and learn more.

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