Campaign Kickoffs

United Way’s annual campaign seeks to raise essential funding for programs in our four-county region. Join us in our campaign kickoff events as we come together to build a better tomorrow for all!

Learn more about the campaign here.

If you are interested in becoming a Pacesetter recognized at Kickoff by giving a corporate gift of $500+ before the event, please contact our office at 507-345-4551 or BarbK [at]


2022 Campaign Kickoff Sponsor

United prairie bank logo


2022 Campaign Kickoffs

Tuesday, July 27 | 12-1 p.m.

Join us to kick off Greater Mankato Area United Way's 2022 campaign and celebrate our 90th anniversary! This event is free and open to the public. It includes free lunch while supplies last as well as a short program and trivia activities celebrating the history of Greater Mankato Area United Way, which began in Mankato as the Community Chest in 1931. Our organization’s first campaign raised $6,000 for four agencies. It became the United Fund in 1956 and Greater Mankato Area United Way in 1974. Greater Mankato Area United Way merged with St. Peter United Way in 2011 and took on Waseca County in 2015, bringing its total service area to Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. Today, Greater Mankato Area United Way programs serve more than 50,000 people each year! Speakers include 2022 Campaign Chair Melanie VanRoekel and United Way board member Matthew Atwood of Atwood Property Management.

Lunch Sponsors

 Cub FoodsJersey Mikes Pepsi MankatoThe Free Press Media

Saturday, August 21 | 11 am - 9 pm

Join us Saturday, August 21 at Scoops for our 2022 Campaign Kickoff in Elysian! Proceeds from the day will benefit Greater Mankato Area United Way. The celebration also features live musical performances.

We are still seeking volunteers to work at this fun event! Contact or sign up on Get Connected.

Scoops Ice Cream

Thursday, August 26 | 5 - 6 pm

Shoreland Country Club
43781 Golf Course Road
St. Peter, MN 56082

Sponsored by:

First National Bank

Details coming soon! 

Thursday, September 30 | 3:30 - 5:30 PM
The Mill Event Center
10 2nd Ave SW, Waseca, MN 56093

Join us Thursday, September 30 at The Mill Event Center for our 2022 Campaign Kickoff & Bean Bag Tournament in Waseca! All community members and businesses are invited to this fun event to help launch the United Way campaign drive. 

Bean Bag Tournament
20 Teams
Cost: $100 per team
Teams of 2 players

To register, call Diane Beckmann at 507-835-9899.

If your business would like to be recognized as a Pacesetter at Kickoff, please contact us to make your corporate gift of $500+ prior to the event. Contact BarbK [at] or 507-345-4551.

Presenting Sponsors

Cinch First National Bank - Waseca Thrivent

Supporting Sponsors

Kwik Trip

Mis Tres Flores

The Mill Event Center