Glen Taylor challenged the local business community to give back in order to promote a strong future during Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Top Executive Leadership Luncheon on June 2.
More than 200 regional leaders attended the luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center. The event was sponsored by Snell Motors.
Taylor shared his long history with United Way and his reasons for supporting the nonprofit organization and the local community. “To be a leader, you have to get yourself involved,” he said. Employers should find out what interests their employees, Taylor said, adding that talented employees need incentive to stay in the region. “We can’t have enough good leaders in this community.”
Mankato native Tiana Woitas shared the personal impact of Connecting Kids, one of the programs supported by United Way. United Way President Barb Kaus and 2016 Campaign Chair Todd Snell also took the stage. Kaus spoke on the mission and reinvention of United Way, while Snell encouraged community leaders to use their talents to help improve the blossoming region. “It’s the people that make the difference,” Snell said.
About Greater Mankato Area United Way
The Greater Mankato Area United Way is a regional, independent nonprofit organization and is the largest private-sector funder of health and human services in the Greater Mankato area. In 2015, Greater Mankato Area United Way supports 52 programs within 34 nonprofit partner agencies. Learn more at www.MankatoUnitedWay.org.
June 2, 2015