Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Isabel Santner to Lead United Way 2018 Campaign Cabinet

Bloomington, September 14, 2018 -- Isabel Santner, Partner at BKD, has been named as the 2018-2019 Campaign Chair for United Way of Monroe County. Santner will lead fellow Campaign Cabinet members in raising funds and deepening connections to further the impact of United Way of Monroe County and 25 member agencies. 

In 2017, the annual United Way Campaign raised over $1.3 million to support effective local programs that help people in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties learn more, earn more, and lead a safer and healthier life.

The Campaign Cabinet is comprised of local business, nonprofit, and community leaders who volunteer their time to strengthen and build relationships with corporate and regional partners, share United Way’s message, and work with current and prospective supporters to increase the scale of the United Way Campaign in both support and dollars.

“I’m honored to be the Campaign Chair and look forward to working alongside such a talented group of people,” shared Santner. “The funds raised during this Campaign will have a direct impact in the community we all live in and care about, and the Campaign Cabinet is eager to spread the word and energize this wonderfully philanthropic community to join the fight and Live United.”

Additional 2018 Campaign Cabinet members include:
•    Julie Brockman, Old National Bank
•    Kyla Cox-Deckard, Young Leaders Co-Chair
•    Jennifer Daily-Mantha, Ivy Tech Community College
•    Dick Dever, IU Retirees Co-Chair
•    Derek Fields, United Way Board of Directors, IU Health Hospital
•    Jim Grandorf, Vanguard Chair
•    Idie Kesner, Indiana University Co-Chair
•    Vanessa McClary, SCI Kiwanis
•    Moriah Merkel-Sowders, Young Leaders Co-Chair
•    Chris Myers, Member Agency Representative, Area 10 Agency on Aging
•    Meagan Niese, Endowment Chair
•    Jeremy Sowders, Hoosier Energy
•    Vicki Pierce, Member Agency Representative, Community Kitchen
•    Jennifer Piurek, Indiana University Co-Chair
•    Lisa Ridge, Monroe County Government
•    Eileen Schellhammer, IU Retirees Co-Chair
•    Amy Stark, Member Agency Representative, Girls Inc.
•    Adam Wason, United Way Board of Directors, City of Bloomington
•    Linda Williamson, Community Member

The 2018 “United We Fight. United We Win.” Annual Campaign will officially launch at the Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon on September 20.

United Way works with 25 member agencies and many other partners to provide everyone in the community with opportunities to improve their education, increase their economic mobility, and have access to life’s essentials like housing, food, health care, and help during a crisis. United Way supports initiatives and member agency programs designed to strengthen the Monroe, Owen, and Greene communities in the long-run, while also helping people get back on their feet today.

Those interested in attending the kick-off luncheon and/or supporting the annual United Way campaign, may contact Zachary Thomas at zach (at) or 812-334-8370 ext. 16 for further information.

United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties that improves people’s lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through its Community Action Fund and grant initiatives, United Way works with 25 member agencies and community partners to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn more, earn more, and lead a healthier, safer life.


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