All Star Auction Planned for United Fund

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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The Decatur County United Fund’s annual auction is fast approaching. The festive event is planned for Friday, November 4th at the Knights of Columbus, Greensburg.  The doors open at 6 pm and dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 pm with the auction to follow.  Tickets are still available and cost $49 per person, and include meal, a drink, and an evening at the auction. Tickets are available by calling the United Fund office at 812-663-3342.

In its 20th year, this year’s All Star Baseball themed evening should be very exciting.  The auction will have many great destinations, amazing dinners, golf packages, several autographed items, and much, much more.  There is something for everyone.

The auction will be hosted at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The 2016 Emcee Blake O’Mara will be working with auctioneers Brian Owens, Steve Fortner and Aaron Gault, along with cashiers Mary Lou Davis, Teresa Schutte, Connie Weston and Wanda Fortner.

Eight volunteers have recruited more than 123 items for the live and silent auctions. For a complete listing of items, visit www.dcuf.com.

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Volunteers Participate in United Fund Day of Caring

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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54 adults. 50 students.  20 projects.  One cause.  The Decatur County United Fund’s Day of Caring was held on September 21, with area students and adults alike cleaning, painting, weeding and more on behalf of numerous organizations around the county.

“Decatur County United Fund Day of Caring is an agency-focused event that connects volunteers to local non-profit organizations, and promotes volunteerism through community service. Agencies receive much-needed assistance, which in turn allows them to focus their resources on those they serve,” explained DCUF Executive Director Joane Cunningham.

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United Fund Awarded Matching Campaign Grant

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Decatur County United Fund has been awarded a $50,000 UnitedIN16 grant from the Indiana Association of United Ways. Statewide, nearly six million dollars are available to support community work in education, financial stability or health, matching local fund raising increases during 2016 and 2017.

“Each IaUW member can access a match grant equal to at least 10% of the 2012 annual campaign. Indiana United Ways are drawing community resources to invest in comprehensive approaches addressing the common good,” according to Maureen Noe, IaUW President/CEO.

The Decatur County United Fund Executive Director, Joane Cunningham, shared, “We are very excited about the potential these grant dollars bring to Decatur County. The two initiatives were selected by the Renewal and Development Committee and recommended to the United Fund Board of Directors for approval in May. Our grant was submitted in May to the IaUW for review and approved in June. Decatur County United Fund will utilize theses dollars to help individuals improve their skills for employment. We will also provide a valuable children’s after-school program for our working families.”

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