Greater Mankato Area United Way will expand its service area to include all of Waseca County on July 1. The decision was made in concert with both Waseca Area United Way and United Way Worldwide.
“We have been serving people living in Waseca County for a number of years,” said Barb Kaus, Greater Mankato Area United Way president. “About half of the programs we fund served over 1,300 individuals in Waseca County last year.”
Two local residents expressed their support for this change.
Audra Nissen Boyer, current Director of Community Education for Mankato Area Public Schools, previously served as Community Education Director for Waseca Public Schools and is familiar with Greater Mankato Area United Way. “I know we as individuals and collectively as a community share a responsibility for the future of our society,” Boyer said. “This is why I support United Way. Its work is bringing people and community resources together to address the most pressing issues we face today.
“Through partnerships with public and private institutions, United Way is targeting the root causes of social issues to effect real and lasting change,” she added. “Barb Kaus brings to her recently assumed role of GMAUW president significant private and corporate business practice experience. The organization is moving forward with a purposeful effort to reinvent itself, and its alignment with both the donor community and the organizations that seek its support is growing stronger.”
Bob Hoffman, former Taylor Corporation executive and long-time resident of Waseca County, spent many years in Mankato working with Kaus at Taylor Corporation.
“I am thrilled to see Barb and her Greater Mankato Area United Way team expand their territory into Waseca County,” Hoffman said. “They are already embracing the surrounding communities and are focusing on strengthening the region for years to come. Being a part of Greater Mankato Area United Way is a great opportunity for Waseca County.”
For more information about Greater Mankato Area United Way, visit mankatounitedway.org.
June 30, 2015