United Way of the Midlands Annual Meeting on October 20

During the Annual Meeting Luncheon on Friday October 20, United Way of the Midlands shared investments in local services and how it strengthens these investments through collaboration and performance measurement to impact poverty. The event brought together stakeholders across the community and honored some of the area’s most committed leaders and volunteers.

At the event, UWM’s “Citizens of the Year” award was presented to Gerry and Bruce Lauritzen. Guest speakers included Mary Sellers, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide and Rebecca Ryan, author, economist, futurist and president of Next Generation Consulting.

Thank you to the individuals, companies, foundations, civic and nonprofit partners who are committed to working together to change lives.

Please view the gallery below to see photos from the event.

“Thank you for making this community a better place to live, work and play”.

Gerry and Bruce Lauritzen

2017 Citizens of the Year

“You have behind you the power of United Way’s global depth and global support.”

Mary Sellers

President & CEO, United Way U.S.

“United Way of the Midlands is ranked 17th out of 1,400 for performance in the United Way network (the top 1%).”

Shawna Forsberg

President & CEO, United Way of the Midlands