United Way to Kick Off 2016 Campaign in St. Peter

United Way will kick off its 2016 campaign, “Growing Up Strong,” in St. Peter, 12 to 1 p.m. on September 14 at St. Peter Community Center in the Library Senior Center Room at 601 S. Washington Avenue. (Enter the B Door; Room 219.)
Keynote speaker is Dave Newell from United Way’s partner agency Big Partner, Little Partner, which matches Gustavus students with area youth to be role models and build one-on-one relationships through various activities. 
Businesses that commit to a corporate pledge of $500 or more prior to Kickoff will be recognized as regional “Pacesetters.”
United Way’s 2016 campaign goal is $1.95 million. 
According to United Way president Barb Kaus, St. Peter is a vibrant city that generously gives to United Way and also utilizes many United Way agencies.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with St. Peter businesses, community members and nonprofit agencies to keep our region strong,” said Kaus.
Last year, 37 out of 51 United Way–funded partner programs provided services to more than 2,500 people in St. Peter.
United Way is increasing its physical presence in St. Peter after local attorney Paul Tanis of Riley-Tanis donated office space for United Way to have a satellite location downtown.
The Kickoff is free and open to the public. Light lunch will be provided.
For more information on United Way, visit www.mankatounitedway.org.
Sept 4, 2015