Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Reimagine 2020 Highlights

Reimagine... a better normal.  

March 4, 2021 -- Thank you to the United Way family of donors who supported the annual fundraising drive, Reimagine 2020. While these last few months brought changes in all our lives, one thing remained constant – the generosity of donors who desire to make an impact on the lives of others through the work of United Way.

Wrapping up at the end of February, Reimagine 2020 raised $1,186,742 – exceeding expectations and overcoming many fundraising hurdles during the pandemic.   

Workplaces valiantly hosted first-time virtual campaigns and special events, making this a unique fundraising experience for participating businesses. High performers donating over $10,0000 were Indiana University, Indiana Retirees Association, Eli Lilly Company, IU Credit Union, Old National Bank, IU Health, and Cummins Foundation.

Vanguard donors, those individuals supporting community impact work with gifts of $1,000 or more, were again very generous, many doubling or tripling their gifts from previous years. Vanguard and Young Leader donations will be recognized in the upcoming United Way annual report to the community.  

As we all look to spring and summer activities and safely visit with friends and family, United Way is working to ensure stability and build resilience in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties. We invite you to be a part of this year-round work by creating an ongoing monthly gift beyond what you pledged during the campaign. Your gift will be put to its highest and best use and can help transform the future for so many in our community. 

Executive Director, Efrat Feferman, expressed her gratitude for the generosity of the community. “This has been an extraordinary year. I don’t think anyone anticipated we would be in this position at the end of 2020. And yet, despite all the uncertainties, donors have opened their hearts and their wallets in acts of incredible generosity and have asked us over and over to use their gifts to meet the greatest challenges. We are humbled by the trust implicit in these requests and honored to apply each gift to the most critical need.” 

United Way recognizes these Reimagine 2020 Champions who have raised funds toward a Reimagined future that works for all:

  • The team at BKD contributed a total of $7,551 this year, an 11% increase over last year, to help bring community resources together to solve issues. 

  • CarDon Associates is Reimagining a better normal with the help of a $3,000 corporate gift. 

  • City of Bloomington employees, always generous during campaign season, expressed their concern for our community by contributing $9,196 to Reimagine 2020.  

  • The Combined Federal Campaign team upped their impact from last year to a generous $7,174.

  • The Cummins Foundation dramatically increased its gift to help address the most critical needs in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties and generously contributed $23,135. 

  • German American Bank employees envisioned the possibilities of a reimagined future and raised $7,871 toward that goal.

  • A corporate gift of $1,000 from Golden Hands Construction Company will help support our community as we Reimagine a brighter future.

  • Great West Casualty Insurance Company established a fund of $6,285 for Reimagine 2020 through a week of special events and activities from their committed employees.

  • The staff and management of Hoosier Energy jumped on board to support a more just, equitable, and resilient future and generated $7327 in addition to a corporate gift of $750. 

  • IU Credit Union raised $39,043 through a combination of generous employee giving and a corporate gift to create a more equitable community. 

  • In addition to all that the staff of IU Health Bloomington is doing to protect the health and safety of the entire community, they generously donated $16,330 to support Reimagine 2020

  • Jackson County Bank helped support the vision of a future that works well for all by contributing a corporate gift of $3,500.

  • Old National Bank offered its employees an opportunity to make a difference and they generously contributed $12,761 including a corporate gift of $8,000. 

  • Regions Bank generously donated $950 as a corporate gift toward the future wellbeing of our community.  

  • Stone Belt employees, who help take care of others each day, raised $6,928 to add to Reimagine.

  • The employees of Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy company, worked to raise $1,482 for Reimagine 2020.

All gifts, no matter the amount, have an impact. 
  • $2 a week can provide six meals' worth of groceries to 50 homebound individuals every month. 
  • $2 a week provides transportation to and from work for individuals with disabilities who are beginning a job. 
  • $2 a week helps give 10 flu shots for people in need to stay healthy during flu season.
  • $3 a week to United Way can provide hot meals for 15 people
Donations can be made online or by texting Reimagine2020 to 41444.  
 
Contributions to this campaign help United Way provide support and services to families in need throughout Monroe, Greene, and Owen counties. Every dollar donated will make a local, lasting impact.

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