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Press Releases Corporate Giving Propels United Way's Covid Response Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Taylor, President & CEO United Way of McLean County dtaylor@uwaymc.org   CORPORATE GIVING PROPELS UNITED WAY’S COVID RESPONSE FORWARD   BLOOMINGTON, IL (Monday, April 20, 2020) – Countless volunteers are...

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Press Releases United Way Receives $100,000 Grant From State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Taylor, President & CEO United Way of McLean County dtaylor@uwaymc.org   UNITED WAY RECEIVES $100,000 GRANT FROM STATE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND COLLABORATIVE COVID-19 ADVISORY TASK FORCE NAMED 5,000 MEALS...

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Press Releases Covid-19 Community Care Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Taylor, President & CEO United Way of McLean County 309-828-7383 dtaylor@uwaymc.org   NEW MCLEAN COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY CARE FUND A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO THE PANDEMIC’S IMPACT ON LOCAL...

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Press Releases Pardon Our Progress

I’m a member of the Normal Rotary Club.  We meet on Wednesday’s at the Bone Student Center on the beautiful campus of Illinois State University.  For those who haven’t visited ISU in awhile, they’ve got some great revitalization going on to...

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Press Releases 2 + 2 Equal 5 (Or $1.5 Million!)

Kind of an odd title, I know.  I’m referring to the 48 in 48 event we held this past weekend at Rivian Automotive.  Check out some of the positive coverage of the event in these...

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Press Releases Take The High Road...But Speak Up

This weekend will mark 4 years for me on the job here at United Way of McLean County.  I think when most people hit an anniversary or milestone, be it in their marriage, their work, their birthday, what have you, it’s a time for reflection....

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Press Releases Weather The Storm

I managed a few moments of quiet reflection and solitude this morning before the chaos of the morning routine with my now 10 year old daughter reached full swing.  I know the weather hasn’t cooperated much to this point, and winter has seemed to...

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Press Releases 48 in 48 Bloomington

We’re just 6 short weeks from this event, and we still have space for a few more non-profits that need a website makeover.  Each of these packages is valued between $25,000 and $30,000 in professional website services!   Technology is...

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Press Releases Flywheels

That first day back to the office after some time away can be a challenge to get caught up on everything.  Throw in a sick kiddo as you’re trying to get back in the groove, and it can further delay getting up and running.   I’m reminded of an...

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Press Releases Groundhog's Day

Tomorrow marks an important day for the groundhog…see his shadow, and it’s six more weeks of winter.  If not, spring comes early.   Many people remember the movie “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray.  For those familiar with it, the Sonny & Cher...

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Press Releases Incremental Progress

Happy 2018 to each and every one of you!  How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming?   A recent Business Insider article indicated that about 80% of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolutions for longer than six weeks.  There are a...

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Press Releases 48 IN 48 Introduction

Seasons greetings!  I hope your holiday shopping is done.  As I was wrapping presents recently, I realized how absolutely awful I am at that aspect of the season.  What would get wrapped with 3 pieces of tape and crisp, smooth holiday wrapping by...

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Press Releases Holiday 180’SDecember 7th, 2017

We’re only weeks away from Christmas, and if your house is anything like mine, it’s a flurry of activity.  Nicholas the Elf on the Shelf (so named by my daughter, Addison) creates nightly havoc.  Addison decorated the tree the other day, and I...

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Press Releases Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and this has always been my favorite holiday.  You have great food, time with family, no presents to buy, and as a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan, I know that they’ll be playing that day!   Many of us can...

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Press Releases Connected Community

Recent headlines are littered with tragic events, and many of them hit close to home.  Whether you have friends or loved ones in Florida, Texas, or Puerto Rico, or find yourself considering the time you stayed at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas,...

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Press Releases What Does United Way Do?

One of the consistent challenges that we have as an organization is when posed the question, “what does United Way do?”   It’s a simple question that at times has no easy answers.  For some, we are a fundraiser, a convener, a collaborator.  To...

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Press Releases Farmer Mark

I caught up with my friend, “Farmer Mark” the other day.  When I asked him what he’d been doing, he explained “There’s always something to do.  I’ve been mowing for days.”   Green and red combines toiling long hours in the coming weeks will...

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Press Releases Great American Solar Eclipse

What a rare treat this past Monday was!!  The Great American Solar Eclipse created quite a buzz here in the Twin-Cities, and while we weren’t totally dark, it was certainly a once in a generation kind of event.   Our nonprofit community is also...

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Press Releases Embrace 180

Hello, and welcome to something I’m hoping to do with each newsletter.  I think it’s important for me to engage with our supporters, advocates, donors, and volunteers.  Creating a dialogue is valuable to our work, and it’s even at the base, the...

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