From Our Board Chair, Alex Hodge

As I reflect back on United Way’s work in 2015, I am proud of the impact the organization has in our community – from the 115,000 community members that were helped by our partner agencies, to community projects like the Adverse Childhood Experiences workshop that you will read about in this issue.  Thank you for making it possible with your annual contribution!

In 2016, United Way is engaged in creating a bigger vision and strategic direction to double down on the work we do to make our communities stronger. The conversation started last June, when United Way hosted a workshop with our partner agencies to discuss community issues and opportunities to increase collaboration. 

As we continue to gain ground in the New Year, I am inspired by Marv and Pat Sundquist. Marv left a legacy of leadership combined with a deep commitment to giving, and Pat and the whole Sundquist family continue that work. With your continued support in the New Year, United Way will forge new relationships, and continue to develop the ones we have spent years nurturing.
 
Alex Hodge
Horizon Distribution, Inc.
United Way Board Chair