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Thursday, December 10, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – Mental illnesses are biologically based brain diseases that affect an individual’s ability to think, feel and relate to others and the environment. These disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Cedar Valley United Way’s community impact teams, the volunteer groups that direct and monitor grant funding for the organization, identified mental health as a priority based on community needs assessments and local data.   United Way invited...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – Applications for 2016-18 Cedar Valley United Way funding grants will be available at cedarvalleyunitedway.org on Friday, Dec. 4.  To be considered for these grants, programs must meet three criteria. First, the program must focus on one of the three funding areas, education — helping children and youth achieve their potential, income — promoting financial stability and independence, or health — improving people’s well-being. In addition, any programs seeking to partner with Cedar...
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Friday, July 17, 2015
WATERLOO, IA –Cedar Valley United Way now has research and development investment funds available to support new, innovative and collaborative efforts that address the root causes of health and human needs issues that contribute to the cycle of poverty in the Cedar Valley. The research and development fund was created in response to a community needs assessment United Way commissioned in 2013. These investments may take place outside of the traditional two-year funding cycle for education,...
Category: Education | Health | Income
Monday, April 13, 2015
WATERLOO, IA – Brian and Tiffany Aronson will be welcoming a new baby later this month. When Baby Aronson arrives, he or she will be heading home from the hospital with a brand new board book – a gift given in memory of big brother Luke. The book is part of the Books for Babies program, a new initiative spearheaded by Cedar Valley United Way Emerging Leaders. The program will provide a new brand book for each baby born in Black Hawk County as well as information on the importance of reading for...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
WATERLOO, IA—Cedar Valley Women’s Philanthropy Connection (WPC) will celebrate seven years of success at their annual meeting and reception Thursday, April 23 at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to join to learn more about the WPC, share ideas, and learn from fantastic women of the Cedar Valley WPC who are doing great things for our community. The event will feature Kim Young-Kent, executive director of Tri-County Head Start. Complimentary...
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Friday, February 20, 2015
WATERLOO, IA— The Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting. Officers for 2015 are Joe Vich, community leader, chairman of the board; Rose Middleton, community leader; Cal Eckhoff, Black Hawk Union Council, Universal Industries, secretary; Sue Armbrecht, MidWestOne Bank, treasurer; and Sharon Juon, community leader, past chair. Board members elected to new terms include: Samantha Barrett, John Deere Waterloo Operations; Dr. Cynthia Bottrell, Hawkeye...
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Monday, February 16, 2015
WATERLOO, IA, February 16, 2015 – The Cedar Valley is one of 14 communities joining the nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in January, committing to work collaboratively to increase the number of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The addition of the 14 plus the state of West Virginia means the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network (GLR Network) now includes organizations operating in 168 cities, counties and states. All told, cities and counties in 41 states...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
CEDAR FALLS, IA – Over three hundred community members gathered at Hilton Garden Inn Tuesday morning to celebrate the 2018 Cedar Valley United Way campaign. Campaign Chairs Gary and Becky Bertch, announced $3,140,954 was raised during the recent annual campaign - the highest ever total at Cedar Valley United Way. “United Way funded services assist our families, friends and neighbors. We sincerely thank the generous donors for their financial gifts and pledges of support,” said Sheila Baird,...
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