Campaign Kickoffs

2020 Campaign Kickoffs

Greater Mankato Area United Way's mission is to secure and invest resources to improve people's lives in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. Business members and community members are invited to come learn about the impact of United Way. Join us for kickoffs throughout the region as we launch our 2020 campaign to raise $2,060,000 for our 55 partner programs!! 


Le Sueur

Tuesday, August 6
3 - 4 p.m. 
The Friendly Confines Cheese Shoppe
719 N Main St
Le Sueur, MN 56058

Enjoy free 1919 Root beer floats courtesy of Agropur and The Friendly Confines Cheese Shoppe.


Lake Crystal

Thursday, August 8
12 - 1 p.m.
Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center
621 W Nathan Street
Lake Crystal, MN 56055

Free lunch provided by Kevin's Market and Dairy Queen.



Tuesday, August 13
12 - 1 p.m.
Waseca Public Safety Building
S State Street

Waseca, MN 56093

Taco bar lunch provided by Mis Tres Flores.
Water donated by Culligan Water, Cookies donated by Kwik Trip.


Mankato - Tug of War 

Wednesday, August 14
12 - 1 p.m.
Mankato Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Free for spectators of all ages to cheer on the teams competing at the Mankato City Center Grand Hall! Lunch donated by Jersey Mike's Subs, Kwik Trip and Pepsi.
Five people pulling per side at one time. Guaranteed two matches. Register your team: email

Tug of War participants are United Way Pacesetters (corporate gift pledged by August 1)

Mankato Kickoff Sponsor:

CCF Bank

Tug of War Sponsor: 

Woodfellas Lawn & Landscaping

Media Support by:

Radio Mankato  Alpha Media Mankato    


St. Peter

Thursday, August 22
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Gustavus Alumni Hall
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082

Social Hour – 6 - 7 p.m.
Cash Bar
Hosted Appetizers
Live Music 
Presentation – 7 p.m.
Doreen Oelke, Principal, South Elementary
Barb Kaus, CEO, Greater Mankato Area United Way
Rebecca M. Bergman, President, Gustavus Adolphus College
Shannan Paul, Comedian/Motivational Speaker
Sponsored by:
Waletich Transportation