MESA COUNTY, Colo. — United Way of Mesa County hosted its annual Campaign Celebration, sponsored by ANB Bank, at the Central Mesa County Library on March 6th, 2018. Approximately 85 people came to celebrate campaign results and see the presentation of the “Spirit of Giving” awards. As of March 6th, the 2017-18 community fundraising drive has raised $914,404, an increase over the year before. That is nearly 91% of the $1 million goal set at the beginning of the year. The money comes primarily from employee workplace donations. Individual donations and revenue from Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley also go into the total.
“United Way is truly a ground up process of local businesses and citizens investing in the quality of life in Mesa County,” United Way Board Member and Campaign Co-chair Joe Higgins said. “As a former director of a nonprofit agency, I can verify the direct and positive impact the United Way Community Campaign has on the ability of the United Way funded programs to operate effective and efficient services. The demand for services continues to grow in Mesa County and the United Way investment makes a huge difference in the lives of tens of thousands of residents.”
United Way of Mesa County will keep the 2017-18 campaign open for pledges in order to maximize the funds available for allocation to health and human service programs that have applied for funding. This year, 44 nonprofit programs across Mesa County have applied for United Way funding. Individuals or businesses that have not yet contributed to this year’s campaign may still pledge online here or call 970-243-5364.
About 60 community allocation volunteers are training and will soon begin to review 48 nonprofit program applications for funding. These allocation panels will make site visits to all programs and then recommend funding amounts to United Way’s Board of Directors. United Way will make the final announcement about total campaign revenues and allocation funding in late spring.
The 2017-18 Spirit of Giving awards were presented to:
Counseling & Education Center, HopeWest, Enterprise Holdings, JG Management Systems, Mesa County Valley School District 51, St. Mary’s Medical Center and High Country Beverage Western Slope.
Mesa County School District 51 ($82,092)
$45,000 – $75,000
City of Grand Junction
St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Hilltop Community Resources
Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Advisors
Navarro Research and Engineering
Western Slope Auto
Grand Junction Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
The Daily Sentinel
Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, PC
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Fuoco Motor Company
High Country Beverage
JG Management Systems, Inc.
Black Hills Energy
Mesa County Libraries
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