• United Way of Mesa County Reveals Campaign Total
    United Way of Mesa County Reveals Campaign Total
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    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.

    Outstanding Supporters

    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
    Xcel Energy
    Alpine Bank
    Grand Junction Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
    US Bank
    Mesa County
    The Daily Sentinel
    Enterprise Holdings
    Gordon Composites
    Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, PC
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans

    Fuoco Motor Company
    High Country Beverage
    ANB Bank
    JG Management Systems, Inc.
    Black Hills Energy
    Mesa County Libraries
    Enstrom Candies


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Phone: 970-243-5364
Fax: 970-242-6719
Email: info@uwmesacounty.org
422 White Ave, Suite 337
Grand Junction, Colorado

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