MESA COUNTY, Colo. —United Way of Mesa County hosted its annual Campaign Celebration, sponsored by ANB Bank, at the Grand Junction Masonic Center on March 6, 2019. Approximately 85 people came to celebrate campaign results and see the presentation of the Spirit of Giving awards. As of today, the 2018-19 community fundraising drive has raised $923,627. That is 92% of the $1 million goal set at the beginning. 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 of Mesa County helps so many folks in our Valley based upon our funding approach. Qualified agencies are vetted by our allocation volunteers who then make agency funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. Those agencies that receive funding can also leverage United Way dollars to solicit other funding as the United Way’s process is understood to be thorough and justified,” ANB Bank Community Bank President and Campaign Co-chair Steve Ammentorp said. “I strongly believe it’s the best way to support the wonderful work of our local health and service agencies, which as a result, makes us stronger as a community.”
United Way of Mesa County will keep the 2018-19 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, 41 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 at www.unitedwaymesacounty.org or call 243-5364.
Over 50 community allocation volunteers are training and will soon begin to review the funding applications. 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 2018-19 Spirit of Giving awards were presented to: City of Grand Junction, Doors to Success, Hilltop Community Resources, HopeWest, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Wells Fargo, and Western Slope Auto.
Mesa County School District 51
Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Advisors
City of Grand Junction
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Western Slope Auto
Hilltop Community Resources
Rocky Mountain Health Plans/United Health Group
Navarro Research and Engineering
Grand Junction Chrysler Jeep Dodge
The Daily Sentinel
Black Hills Energy
Fuoco Motor Company
Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, PC
High Country Beverage WS
JG Management Systems, Inc.
Bank of the San Juans
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