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!


2024 Campaign Kickoffs

Mankato/North Mankato: Tuesday, July 25, 2023: 12-1 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza. Join us outdoors on the Grand Lawn for free food while supplies last. Cheer on the individuals competing in Minute to Win It challenges! Sponsored by Pioneer Bank. Lunch Sponsors: Bremer Bank, Donut NV, The Meatery, Pepsi of Mankato, Subway.

Madison Lake: Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 5-7 p.m. at North Shore Park. On National Night Out, enjoy food, swimming, games and music with proceeds benefiting Greater Mankato Area United Way.

Eagle Lake: Thursday, August 17, 2023, 6-9 p.m. Join us for live music and activities as we kick off the campaign in Eagle Lake!

Elysian: Saturday, August 19, 2023: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Scoops Ice Cream

Waseca: Thursday, September 7, 2023 3-5 p.m. at The Mill. 3rd annual Waseca Bean Bag Tournament! 20 teams; 2 players per team; cost of $100 per team. To register, call Diane Beckmann at 507-835-9899. View flyer.

Lake Crystal: TBD

St. Peter: TBD

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]