Each year United Way of Central Illinois calls our group to motion to give, advocate or volunteer. This calendar year I am honored to provide as a person of the campaign chairs for the annual United Way campaign. I am asking you to be a part of myself and fellow campaign chair Terrance Jordan, director of school leadership & relatives and community engagement with Springfield Community Schools District 186, to be Improved Together for a Superior Tomorrow. For just about 100 many years, United Way has served as the biggest non-public funder of health and human services in Central Illinois. Around the several years, United Way’s campaign has elevated hundreds of tens of millions of bucks to guidance regional courses, and nowadays their work is a lot more significant than ever.
2020 is a 12 months we will never ever fail to remember. We have all confronted worries, uncovered matters we could not have imagined, and banded with each other on a scale we never ever thought feasible. I want to thank just about every and each one of you for Dwelling United by way of this too much to handle 12 months.
Through it all, United Way continued to make improvements to lives though ramping up its initiatives to tackle a enormous increase in need ideal here in our location. I have witnessed our United Way associates, our company associates, and our complete local community action up in extraordinary ways.
I am in particular grateful for this year’s United Way Pacesetter Strategies. These pacesetter providers set the illustration for each and every year’s campaign. On behalf of United Way, I’m delighted to thank the following pacesetters CEFCU, Memorial Wellness System, Protection Bank, SCHEELS, Bank of Springfield, Bigger Springfield Chamber of Commerce, INB, Sikich LLP, KEB, MJ Kellner, Hanson Skilled Companies and 14 of our funded partners. Their commitment to our local community, their perseverance and enthusiasm for the 2021 United Way Campaign speaks volumes. Supporting our nearby nonprofit community and supporting those people organizations tackling our community’s best problems is what it usually takes to be Improved Collectively for a Much better Tomorrow.
Terrance and I have a one of a kind lens from which we see the local community. We see every age, every income and every single race. We know our neighborhood is wonderful. We see this kind of achievements each one working day that defies the odds, and a whole lot of that achievement is produced possible because of the perform of United Way in supporting systems outdoors of the classroom. Offering textbooks to our youngest small children to fostering strong parental / caregiver attachments and a love of examining, stabilizing family members by supporting housing, employment supports, and right after school programming, and and finally investing in important resources to assist the psychological wellness of young children and family members that we know underpins all the things.
We require to do additional than adapt to a submit-pandemic earth. We require to create a much better a single. Countless folks in our group want our help. Today I request you to sign up for us in creating your present to United Way of Central Illinois. Associate with us as we reimagine a long run that encourages us to be Far better With each other for a Better Tomorrow. A tomorrow full of hope, a tomorrow the place our local community is united to handle the primary demands, education, economic stability, and health of all of our neighbors. To reach that new tomorrow, we want anyone to take action currently.
Be a part of us Thursday, Sept. 9 for the 2021 United Way Campaign Kickoff Breakfast at the Wyndham Springfield Metropolis Centre in Springfield. Let us all be part of United Way to rejoice the kickoff of the 2021 Marketing campaign and make our local community Greater Alongside one another.
To find out more about how to give or how to attend the 2021 United Way Campaign Kickoff Breakfast, go to www.springfieldunitedway.org.
Jennifer Gill is the superintendent of Springfield Faculty District 186 and a marketing campaign chair of the annual United Way marketing campaign.