Greater Mankato Area United Way wraps up 2016 campaign

MANKATO—Greater Mankato Area United Way had a record campaign in 2016, surpassing its goal of $1.95 million and distributing more than $49,000 in additional funds to its nonprofit agency partners.
 
United Way is wrapping up its 2016 campaign as dollars continue to come in.
 
At Tuesday’s media conference and campaign celebration, CEO Barb Kaus and campaign chair Todd Snell shared highlights of the 2016 campaign:
  • More than $2 million raised, the most Greater Mankato Area United Way has brought in during a campaign season
  • $49,000 in additional funds distributed to meet funding requests United Way was unable to fulfill through its initial allocations process last spring
  • 48 new company and employee rallies
  • 38 new corporate gifts
  • 65 increased corporate gifts
  • 51 programs within 32 agencies received 2016 funding
  • Increased exposure and awareness in four-county service area: Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties
  • Participation of 70 community volunteers on Community Impact teams during the annual allocation process to recommend agency funding
 
Kaus also introduced Brandon Scheel, the 2017 campaign chair.
 
“These fantastic campaign results are due to the dedication of our partner agencies, corporate donors and sponsors, employee rallies, in-kind donors, community givers, board members and volunteers,” said Kaus. “We will continue working together to keep our region strong and balanced, and we’re looking forward to keeping United Way sustainable for generations to come.”
 
March 15, 2016