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Missouri Slope Areawide United Way

2015 Report to the Community

It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our Ž neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.

A message to the community Letter from the director Dear Friends, It is an interesting time in our community with the changing economy. It is starting to affect businesses, charitable giving, and those in need of help. In spite of this, we pulled together and surpassed last year’s achievement, making this the largest United Way campaign in the history of our community. Congratulations and thank you for believing in our work. We have listened to our donors and are seeing the fruits of our labor with our Community Impact strategy. With a solid evaluation process, sixty-two volunteers recommended where your dollars are most needed and most effectively used. We’ve seen progress in our nonprofit network and are all improving our capacity to serve.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 02 Letter from the Director 03 Leadership 05 Education 09 Income 11 Health 13 Fighting to End Hunger 15 2016 Agency Allocations 16 Strengthening Our Nonprofits 17 Events 21 Awards 22 Sponsors 23 Hero Recognition 29 2016 Event Calendar Missouri Slope Areawide United Way p: 701.255.3601 515 N 4th Street Bismarck, ND 58501 msaunitedway.org volunteerbisman.com Jena Gullo Executive Director jgullo@msaunitedway.org

We developed strategies that are saving dollars by preventing issues and focusing on long-term change. At United Way, it’s not about sweeping problems under the rug. We tackle issues head-on. Nearly one in five children are food insecure. This past year, we garnered support to expand the United Way Backpack Program to middle and high schoolers, as well as to rural communities, providing 826 backpacks of food over the weekends. We helped 17,956 children and adults who faced hunger. We are working closely with our partners to identify and fill gaps in our community to end hunger once and for all. Reading proficiency by the end of grade 3 is the strongest indicator for high school success, which is the onramp for college and community success. Yet 39% of our low-income students aren’t reading at proficiency level, meaning they are 4 times more likely to drop out of school. There are 2,512 children in Bismarck-Mandan living in poverty - that’s 10% of all children. We are working to break this cycle. This past year, children in United Way’s Education Initiative were 20% more likely to read at grade level and 27% more likely to achieve math benchmarks. We’ve also focused on the importance of relationships, linking over 3,000 students with caring mentors. There are many other programs that United Way supports that are key to our community, directly impacting 36,874 people. Although they may be less obvious, they are no less important. I invite you to be a part of the difficult decisions that lead to incredible impact. This work is only possible with you.

Jena Gullo, MSA United Way Executive Director


2015 LEADERSHIP Executive Committee Ted Cash, President Basin Electric Power Cooperative Leslie Bakken Oliver, Vice President Vogel Law Firm Dr. Steven Chuppe, Past President Chuppe Chiropractic Clinic Adam Dever, Treasurer Mann Enterprises Paula Graner, Secretary GHR Consulting Ltd. Terry Kraft, Member-at-Large American Family Insurance Board Members Tammy Blumhagen KXMB Bonnie Dahl University of Mary Mark Dettling Leingang Home Center Jeff Gerving Gate City Bank Jerry Haas Houston Engineering Kelvin Hullet Bank of North Dakota Dave Ingstad Dacotah Paper Company Bryan Klipfel ND Workforce Safety & Insurance Jeff Lind Mandan Public Schools


United Way is guided and supported by our volunteer Board of Directors and Trustees. This diverse group of community stakeholders and local leaders assures that all contributions to MSA United Way are used effectively and efficiently. Tony Masset Altair Corporation Gary Miller Friend of United Way Dana Petersen Bremer Bank Ann Reich North Dakota Bankers Association Jan Tello Friend of United Way Tamara Uselman Bismarck Public Schools Greg Vetter University of Mary Mark Wagner Hertz Equipment John Weber National Information Solutions Cooperative Derek Weigel Cornerstone Bank Tracy Yanke Stifel Board of Trustees Frank Bavendick Friend of United Way Brian Bjella Crowley Fleck, PLLP Dr. Steven Chuppe Chuppe Chiropractic Clinic Shawn Deisz Basic Electric Power Cooperative

Vern Dosch National Information Solutions Cooperative Greg Ellwein Gate City Bank Marv Erdmann Friend of United Way John Giese Wells Fargo Bank Joe Hauer United Printing Tim Hennessy U.S. Bank Wally Joersz Friend of United Way Laurie Kadrmas Friend of United Way

George Keiser Quality Printing Al Klein Friend of United Way Terry Kraft American Family Insurance Brian Kroshus Friend of United Way Vicki Kunz MDU Resources Group, Inc. Mike LaLonde Friend of United Way Gary Miller Friend of United Way Jason Millner Stifel

Andy Mongeon Metlife Resources Brenda Nagel Aetna Chuck Peterson Jobbers Moving and Storage Myron Pfeifle Friend of United Way Ardie Poppe Friend of United Way Tim Reiten Friend of United Way Herman Schafer Friend of United Way Steve Schwan Schwan Pontiac GMC Mike Seifert Aurora Borealis Consulting, LLC Todd Steinwand Bank of North Dakota Keith Ulmer U.S. Bank Darcy Volk Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson Curt Waltch Starion Financial Richard Weber Friend of United Way Sr. Thomas Welder University of Mary Rodger Wetzel Friend of United Way Gerridee Wheeler Friend of United Way Martin White Friend of United Way Al Wolf Wheeler Wolf Law Firm

Community Impact Steering Committee John Weber, Chair National Information Solutions Cooperative Jerry Haas Houston Engineering David Schollars Tesoro Jan Tello Friend of United Way Robin Thorstenson Starion Financial Mark Wagner Hertz Equipment WLC Steering Committee Dorothy Lick, Chair North Dakota Bankers Association Theresa Hall, Vice Chair Eide Bailly Sara Ryckman, Past Chair Precision Underground, Inc. Trisha Meidinger, Past Chair American Bank Center Tammy Blumhagen KXMB Julie Dahle Choice Financial Theresa Getzlaff Ryan Dodge Karin Haskell Alliance Real Estate Sarah Mack Chuppe Chiropractic Clinic Jan Tello Friend of United Way

Campaign Cabinet Barb Aasen, Chair Eide Bailly Jeanne Bernhardt Aetna Stacey Geiger Mandan Public Schools Jeff Glas Wells Fargo Bank Chris Hall Neighbors Network Karin Haskell Alliance Real Estate Ben Houdek Solid Rock Financial Dave Hunter North Dakota Retirement & Investment Office Julie Jeske CHI St. Alexius Health Renee Kipp Burleigh County Senior Adult Program Kari Knudsen Bismarck State College Lisa Kudelka Bismarck Public Schools

Laurie Leingang Friend of United Way John Mayer Stifel Marc Menge BNC National Bank Jane Morrow Sanford Health Nicholas Rahrich U.S. Bank Rhonda Styles-Rhode Charles Hall Youth Services MSA United Way Staff Jena Gullo Executive Director Amber Jensen Marketing and Office Manager Chris Block Community Impact Coordinator Kathy Wamsley Campaign & Event Coordinator Mary Hatzenbuhler Administrative Coordinator Jamshid Ekhlas Administrative & Finance Coordinator



4Goals Increase the number of children who: 4 Start school ready to succeed 4 Learn to read by 3rd grade 4 Improve attendance 4 Improve behavior and grades with the help of positive role models, tutors, and after-school programs 4 Graduate from high school on time

2016 EDUCATION INITIATIVE PARTNERS Abused Adult Resource Center • Big Brothers Big Sisters • Bis-Man Transit • Charles Hall Youth Services • Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons • Head Start • Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota • Missouri River Educational Cooperative • Missouri Valley YMCA • Neighbors Network • North Dakota Reading Corps • Serve YES! • The Village Family Services • Wilton Mentor Program • Youthworks


why education is important Children who start school behind their peers usually stay behind A child’s ability to read by the end of 3rd grade is the most significant predictor of high school graduation, which is the on-ramp to success in college, career and citizenship Only 29% of youth in Bismarck-Mandan have a positive role model, a key element in preventing risky behavior Each grade a student repeats costs our community $11,420


our Results 4,810 44,169

Helped 4,810 children be prepared to start school Delivered 44,169 books to over 4,776 local preschoolers


202 struggling readers improved their reading skills to grade level


Thanks to 910 caring mentors, 3,321 youth showed improved behavior


285 students improved attendance

Not graduating leads to a loss of $260,000 in earnings, taxes, and productivity per student

Charlie is an elementary student in Bismarck/ Mandan who had poor attendance and behavior. He recently lost his father to suicide and his mother was struggling to provide for Charlie and his four siblings. Living with the constant fear of losing his home and the grief of losing a parent, Charlie and his siblings were far from having the stability and support they needed.

back on track. Charlie’s mom was connected with psychiatric care and her preschool children were connected with daycare so she could go back to work. The children were connected with supportive mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters and other services that have improved their behavior and attendance in school. The family has been able to address the grief of losing a loved one and received help to no longer be in danger of losing their home.

However, caring staff from Neighbors Network, a leading partner in United Way’s Education Initiative, offered their services and began working with Charlie’s family to address their needs. They helped his family get connected to the United Way resources they needed to get

Now, Charlie can go to school in the morning without the problems that were distracting him before and focus on school and being a kid.



EDUCATION Dolly Parton Imagination Library The Imagination Library program, operated by MSA United Way, mails books to children ages 0-5, free of charge, every month. Since 2009, United Way has mailed over 179,000 books to 7,424 children in Bismarck-Mandan! The research clearly shows the impact on the development of a child when parents read to their children. Sadly, 61% of low-income children have no children’s books at home. By putting age-appropriate books into the hands of a child, we’re giving them every chance for success as they grow and learn. Because of your continued support, this program is available to all children in BismarckMandan. Thanks to the efforts of First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, other communities are bringing the program to their area as well. In 2015 alone, the communities of Linton, Wing, Menoken, and Sterling have started their own Imagination Library programs through MSA United Way. This program is nearly statewide, with over 87% of North Dakota covered.


Adopt-A-Classroom United Way’s Adopt-A-Classroom program connects business groups in the community with elementary school classrooms in low-income schools, allowing these generous volunteers to invest their time, in addition to their money, in the lives of our communities’ youth. Volunteers spend time reading, doing crafts, playing at recess, or just eating lunch with children in designated classrooms around Bismarck-Mandan.

I thoroughly enjoy helping individual students learn something that has been challenging to them, listening to their stories, and just being there as an adult who cares. Dawn Sackman, Women’s Leadership Circle

Although Alex was already in fourth grade, his reading skills were far below what they should be. Alex’s teacher connected him with a tutor and mentor through the Foster Grandparents program in United Way’s Education Initiative. Alex worked with Grandma Joan, a trained volunteer, to improve his reading ability. After Grandma Joan’s patient attention for a few minutes every day, Alex caught up with the rest of his class. In fact, to the amazement of his teacher and the delight of Grandma Joan, Alex ended the school year reading above his grade level!

grade level by the end of third grade. United Way’s Education Initiative targets these struggling readers through in-school programs like Foster Grandparents and North Dakota Reading Corps, which help students catch up and reduce the need for expensive interventions later in life.

Research shows that children who don’t read at their grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out than proficient readers. In Bismarck-Mandan, 1 in 4 students don’t read at their

Because of the help he received, Alex is now more likely to graduate, get a good job, and provide for himself and his family later in life.


We value the importance of relationships, especially in the lives of atrisk kids, so volunteers from United Way’s Adopt-A-Classroom provide positive role models and healthy love and attention to kids who might not otherwise get that at home.



4Goals Breaking the cycle of poverty by helping adults: 4 Removing barriers to employment such as transportation, lack of childcare, or lack of the life skills needed to be independent 4 Overcome troubled pasts, disasters, and isolation and trauma due to domestic violence 4 Find and start jobs to meet their basic needs and be independent

2016 INCOME INITIATIVE PARTNERS Abused Adult Resource Center • American Red Cross • Bis-Man Transit • Charles Hall Youth Services • Creative Connections and Opportunities, Inc. • Missouri Valley Family YMCA • North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People • North Dakota Jump$tart • Youthworks


why income is important Families need an income of 2x the official poverty level to cover the cost of basic expenses for housing, food, transportation, health care and child care In Bismarck-Mandan, 1 in 4 children live in families earning less than this threshold You can give a man a fish, or you can teach him to fish By breaking the cycle of poverty we can create opportunities for future generations

Things are finally looking up for Jeremy. Just last year, he was a homeless and unemployed 21-year old. Nights were spent sleeping in his car, afraid that he might not wake up in the morning from the winter cold.


Out of desperation, Jeremy came to Youthworks. There, thanks to your support of United Way, he received help from the Homeless Youth and Young Adults Program, a part of United Way’s Income Initiative. He worked with caring staff to find temporary housing and employment,

our Results 167

Helped 167 people overcome barriers to employment


77% of those that were unemployed went on to find and start a job


Helped 219 people develop the skills needed to be independent


Provided 24,250 nights of shelter to 650 people

and received counseling and mentorship to address his challenges and plan for the future. Jeremy recently started a job that pays well and provides housing. Now that he is out of “survival mode”, he has a new-found hope for the future. He is even saving up money to enroll in college soon. It’s been a tough couple of years for Jeremy, but thanks to your support he found the help he needed.



4Goals Increase the number of youth and adults who: 4 Lead active and healthy lifestyles to prevent disease and obesity 4 Have the support to maintain independence and dignity as they age 4 Volunteer by connecting people to local needs

2016 HEALTH INITIATIVE PARTNERS Burleigh County Senior Adults Program • Great Plains Food Bank • Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota • Mandan Golden Age • Missouri Valley Family YMCA • Serve YES!



why health is important Physical activity plays an essential role in ensuring health and well-being for people of all ages When people volunteer regularly, they consistently demonstrate better health and lower rates of depression, particularly in their older years By providing seniors with the resources to continue to live independently, we reduce overall costs and improve their quality of life

Brenda had worked hard to prepare for retirement and she thought she was ready. However, life took a different turn when she unexpectedly became the guardian of her two young grandchildren.


Brenda previously had enough to take care of herself, but started running short with two growing boys to feed. Despite working full time and tapping into retirement savings, she quickly realized that her income wasn’t going to be enough and that food was going to be a problem. Then she found help through Great Plains Food Bank, a partner in United Way’s Health Initiative. She enrolled the boys in a summer lunch program and was able to receive the assistance she needed to keep her family fed and fueled. “At first I was embarrassed to ask for help. I’m 64 years old and have never asked for any type of assistance. But this was beyond me. It was about my grandchildren eating and I knew I had to do whatever it took to keep them from going hungry,” said Brenda.

our Results 688

Helped 688 get regular exercise


People volunteered their time and talents


Provided services to help 1,155 seniors stay in their homes


74% of seniors served in 2014 are still in their homes 1 year later

Without this assistance, Brenda would have likely been faced with tough choices to keep food on the table, such as giving up needed medication or keeping up with house and utility payments. Brenda’s grandsons also would have likely sensed the pressure she was facing and begun to act out in school. With no relief in sight, these problems would have only grown worse. “I can say I’m no longer ashamed to be on the other side. I’ve been treated with dignity and respect and my grandchildren have enough to eat. The summer feeding program gives them the fuel they need to do well in school, which will help them get into college. In that way, it’s providing them with so much more than food – it’s providing my grandchildren with a future.” Thanks to programs like the Great Plains Food Bank, Burleigh County Senior Center, Mandan Golden Age and the United Way Backpack Program, over 1,000,000 meals were provided to the hungry in our area in 2015.



4Goal End hunger in Bismarck-Mandan, and the 10-county area served by MSA United Way

why ending hunger is important Between 2011 and 2014, visits to BismarckMandan food pantries increased by 87% Chronically hungry kids are absent more often and perform worse in school



Our Results

Even in a state with the second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation, hunger exists. In Bismarck-Mandan alone, over 4,000 students receive help through the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. However, MSA United Way learned this program was still leaving a gap for the poorest children in our community who were coming to school on Monday dizzy and distracted, having not eaten over the weekend.


This is one of the challenges that make low-income students in North Dakota 23% less likely than the rest of their class to graduate. That means our low income students in Bismarck-Mandan face extra barriers to being successful.

Provided 1,376,962 meals to help 17,956 people struggling with hunger get back on their feet


MSA United Way packed and delivered 8,931 backpacks full of food to students in Bismarck-Mandan


The United Way Backpack Program expanded to serve students in Hazen, Beulah, and Linton in 2016

The United Way Backpack Program provides food for the weekend for students in elementary, middle and high schools across Bismarck-Mandan who have been identified by school counselors as in need. Through the support of the Beulah, Hazen, and Linton communities, the United Way Backpack Program has expanded to serve those students as well. MSA United Way coordinates with local businesses that sponsor and pack bags containing a weekend’s-worth of food. United Way volunteers then deliver the backpacks to school counselors, who discreetly provide them to needy students. Children are able to go home Friday afternoon confident that they won’t be worrying about hunger anymore.

YOUTH F IGHTING HUNGE R READ-A-THONS FOR BACKPACK PROGRAM Elizabeth Dahl, a Bismarck 5th grader, was shocked when she helped her mother, a member of Sanford’s Leadership Association, pack backpacks for the United Way Backpack Program. She had no idea how many kids deal with hunger. When she returned to school, she shared what she’d learned with her class. Elizabeth’s class at Sunrise Elementary organized read-athons. Together, they raised over $300 dollars and purchased food for the program. Elizabeth hasn’t forgotten the feeling of helping others: “When it’s my birthday, I want to donate to United Way’s Backpack Program instead of gifts!”

PB&J FOOD DRIVE For the last six years, Lauryn Hinckley, now a student at Century High School, has orchestrated peanut butter and jelly drives for the poor. In 2015, Lauryn teamed up with United Way to support our Hunger-Free Initiative. What inspired Lauryn to take action? “When I was 9-years-old, I witnessed a family not able to afford their groceries. I saw two little boys’ faces drop and a look of embarrassment come over their mother in a busy checkout line. Up to that point, I had never considered the fact that you need money to get food.” This year, Lauryn brought in over $6,000 in peanut butter, jelly, grocery gift cards, and funds for the United Way Backpack Program.

TOP 5 FOOD DRIVES Letter Carrier Food Drive: $87,880 in donations to 14 agencies

PB & J Food Drive: $6,044 in donations

Girl Scout Cookies: $6,000 Realtor/Affiliates (REACT) food drive: $4,000 Fill the Truck: $3,326 Total Cost Savings: $107,250 14

2016 PARTNER AGENCY ALLOCATIONS Abused Adult Resource Center $150,626 Children’s Education $21,126 Criminal Justice $15,000 Crisis Intervention $6,000 Family Safety Center $3,000 Hope House and New Directions $47,500 Pam’s House $46,000 Sexual Assault Advocacy $12,000 AID, Incorporated Emergency Services/Self-Help Center $20,000 American Red Cross Disaster Services* $11,250 Big Brothers Big Sisters $46,875 Mentor Match Program $41,250 Site-based Mentoring* $5,625 Bis-Man Transit $5,750 CAT Vouchers* $5,000 Guaranteed Ride Home* $750 Bridging the Dental Gap $3,342 Bridging the Dental Gap $1,369 Mercer County $1,973 Burleigh County Senior Adults Program $20,000 Health Maintenance Program $10,000 Nutrition Program $10,000 Charles Hall Youth Services $68,351 ESSENTIAL Program $43,200 Independent and Transitional Living Program $25,000 Designations from 96 Hours of Caring $151 Child’s Hope Learning Center $25,151 Child’s Hope Learning Center $25,000 Designations from 96 Hours of Caring $151 Creative Connections and Opportunities, Inc. Wheels for Work* $4,800 Crisis Care Chaplaincy Crisis Intervention & Support $4,000 Dolly Parton Imagination Library $98,184 Bismarck-Mandan Designations $61,011 Linton Designations $855 Napoleon Designations $350 Oliver, Mercer, McLean Designations $15,166 Western North Dakota Designations $20,803 FirstLink 2-1-1 Helpline* $5,000


Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons $53,621 Girl Scout Leadership Experience $40,000 Mercer County $2,021 Additional Allocation from the 2014 Campaign Paid in July of 2015 $11,600 Guardian and Protective Services, Inc.* $10,000 Head Start $22,960 Legal Services of ND Elderly Law Program* $3,000 Lutheran Social Services of ND $139,652 Great Plains Food Bank $24,000 Mercer County $3,171 Healthy Families $48,361 Restorative Justice $30,000 Senior Companions $15,000 Mercer County $3,121 Additional Allocation from the 2014 Campaign Paid in July of 2015 $16,000 Mandan Golden Age $41,280 Health Maintenance $4,500 Home Delivered Meals $31,200 Additional Allocation from the 2014 Campaign Paid in July of 2015 $5,580 McLean Family Resource Center $4,000 Missouri River Educational Cooperative Mandan Middle School After-School Program* $4,000 MSA United Way Backpack Program $85,083 Bismarck-Mandan Designations $69,996 Designations from 96 Hours of Caring $151 Beulah Designations $5,370 Hazen Designations $6,656 Linton Designations $2,910 Missouri Valley Family YMCA $149,000 Childcare Assistance* $9,000 Free Youth Recreation Card $20,000 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA $20,000 Needy Family Memberships $48,000 Parkinson’s Wellness Program $15,000 PRIMETIME Wellness at the Y $15,000 SPLASH* $2,000 YDC Preschool Education Assistance $15,000 Additional Allocation from the 2014 Campaign Paid in July of 2015 $5,000 Neighbors Network Neighbors Network Collaboration $165,000

North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People Missouri Valley Homeless Coalition Support and Capacity Building Project $50,000 North Dakota Jump $tart Real World Camp - Bismarck* $600 Northern Lights Council Boy Scouts $21,601 Comprehensive Youth Development* $11,000 Mercer County $2,441 Additional Allocation from the 2014 Campaign Paid in July of 2015 $8,160 Rebuilding Together* $8,000 Serve Yes! $35,500 Foster Grandparent Program* $10,500 Volunteer Program $25,000 Solen Good Heart Community Center $8,000 South East Education Cooperative North Dakota Reading Corps $35,000 The Salvation Army $19,068 Homeless & Hunger Prevention* $16,947 Mercer County $1,971 Designations from 96 Hours of Caring $151 The Village Family Services Counseling Services $36,000 Welcome House $25,000 Wilton Mentor Program Backpack/Leadership Event $3,000 Youthworks $158,582 At-Risk Youth & Families $28,000 Homeless Youth & Young Adults $67,524 Student Support Services $62,907 Designations from 96 Hours of Caring $151 96 Hours of Caring Designations to Non-United Way Agencies $452 Designations to the Combined Federal Campaign $14,129 Designations to Other United Ways $43,981 Designations to United Way Endowment Fund $170,570 Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant $150,000 2015 Summer Lunch Program $1,732

*additional funds may be allocated at fiscal year-end

Strengthening Our Nonprofits Stronger organizations are better prepared to make efficient and effective use of donor dollars to serve our community. United Way believes in the power of stakeholders working together to combat local issues. Just like any business, our nonprofit sector should be equipped to tackle the ever-changing dynamics and needs in our community. That’s why three years ago our United Way developed a program to build up the nonprofit sector. We applied for funding from the Otto Bremer Foundation to do just that. United Way now provides training, assistance, and consultation to further strengthen our 32 partner agencies and the broader nonprofit sector as a whole.

More than

24 trainings with 42 local agencies

United Way Trainings Offered • Build a Better Budget • Collaboration: A Strategy for Surviving in Tough Times • Financial Clarity for Nonprofit Boards • Grant Writing • Layout & Design • High Impact Fundraising Trainings • Human Resources for Nonprofits • Marketing & PR on a Shoestring • Outcome Measurement • Microsoft Excel • Nonprofit Advocacy • Online Fundraising Best Practices • Social Media Strategy • Strategic Problem Solving for Better Decision Making • Succession Planning • Volunteer Management Trainings



DAY OF CARING - August 12, 2015 Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increases the awareness of local human service agencies and demonstrates how people working together for the good of the community can accomplish great things. Businessmen and women, teenagers, mothers, grandparents, students, small businesses and large corporations come together. Children working alongside parents are learning the value of volunteerism and giving back to their community. There’s something special about Day of Caring and if you’ve been a part of it, you’ll understand. “There’s nothing quite like the Day of Caring. The spirit is infectious and lasts well beyond the date of the event,” remarked Molly Herrington, Day of Caring Co-Chair. At 7 a.m. on Aug. 12, volunteers began to arrive at Shiloh Christian School. By 7:30 a.m., the bleachers were packed. A sea of blue T-shirts listened as First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, Mayor Mike Seminary and MSA United Way Board leadership discussed campaign goals, community needs and solutions. By 8:15 a.m., volunteers were on their way to their assigned projects. By 4 p.m., volunteers were meeting up at Captain Freddy’s to celebrate the day’s accomplishments. Day of Caring is not new, this past event marked its sixteenth year. If you’ve been a part of Day of Caring, THANK YOU! If not, mark your calendar for Aug. 10, 2016. We promise that by the end of the day, you’ll find out what it feels like to LIVE UNITED.

In a single day: 957

A record breaking volunteers pitched in,

7,656 hours in

investing our community.

42 projects were completed throughout BismarckMandan and the surrounding communities.


Helped local nonprofits catch up on maintenance and make much needed improvements.

$271,495 in savings that can be reinvested in our community.


ANNUAL LUNCHEON & MEETING - January 29, 2015

The year started off by celebrating the 2014 campaign – where you raised $2.535 million for our community! 415 people joined us at the Ramkota Hotel as we honored generous campaign volunteers and recognized businesses for outstanding campaign achievements.

ONLINE AUCTION - April 20 - May 1, 2015

Area businesses and individual donors donated over 160 items that raised $10,506 for our community.

REAL WORLD CAMP - March 13, 2015

MSA United Way again had a table at the Real World Camp, which is put on by ND Jump $tart. The event was held at Bismarck State College and provided hands-on learning experiences to young attendees about what it takes to be “grown-up” facing the challenges of real life and what’s to come. At our booth, students learn the importance of giving back and helping the community. Around 200 kids from around BismarckMandan participated.


Letter carriers and United Way volunteers collected 54,000 pounds of non-perishable food for local food pantries. People around Bismarck-Mandan left food by their mailboxes to be picked up, sorted and distributed to 14 partner agencies, food pantries and United Way’s Backpack Program.

DAY OF ACTION - June 23, 2015

United Ways across the country lead a Day of Action, mobilizing volunteers to address community needs. This year, the United Way Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC) held a “Community Baby Shower” to provide at-risk mothers with essential baby items to help ensure a healthy beginning for their newborns. WLC members set up collection sites around the community and collected donations to purchase the needed items. 15 WLC members attended a sort-a-thon to assemble the 70 baby baskets, which where then delivered to 6 United Way agencies.


In the past 16 years, the American Family Insurance Golf Classic has raised more than $115,000 for local programs supported by United Way. They again hosted their annual golf tournament at Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck. 70 golfers and 24 hole sponsors helped raise $5,000.



LITTLE BLACK DRESS CAMPAIGN - September 28 - October 2, 2015 The United Way Women’s Leadership Circle had another successful year with the Little Black Dress Campaign, raising $38,081.42! In the first two years this event has raised over $95,000! During the week, the Women’s Leadership Circle and friends led the poverty awareness campaign, with more than 60 women each wearing a black dress or outfit for 5 days, along with the goal to raise $500 each. The campaign supported United Way’s Education Initiative helping women and children to overcome the barriers of poverty so they are successful in school and in life. The purpose of the outfit was to demonstrate the challenges of having minimal, if any, work appropriate clothing. Outfits were donated to the Seeds of Hope Career Closet at the end of the event. Included in the $38,000 raised during the campaign, the silent auction raised over $5,000 at the celebration event held at the beautiful Heritage Center on Oct. 2. United Way’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program also received funds from the celebration event ticket sales. The celebration event was attended by 92 men and women wanting to support United Way programs. Music, food and drink were enjoyed by all, along with a fun silent auction with 27 enticing packages!


COINS FOR A CAUSE - September 21 - October 2, 2015

Area students helped raise money to support United Way’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which aims to instill a love of reading in our youth. By simply bringing spare change to school, 20 different schools collected $13,073.24. The money raised will sponsor almost 523 students to receive a free age-appropriate book in the mail every month for a year. Sunrise Elementary raised the largest amount of money, while Prairie Rose Elementary raised the largest amount per student. Linton Elementary also participated in the event to raise funds for their local DPIL program.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - October 25, 2015

245 individuals joined us at St. Mary’s Central High School for our yearly Pancake Breakfast. The event included trivia by KFYR-TV personalities, prizes, and our fourth annual pancake eating contest. With support from our sponsors and a free-will offering, the event raised $3,325.

96 HOURS OF CARING - November 9-12 - 6, 2015

Townsquare Media sets aside 96 hours in a week for live, on-air remotes with various charities to collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations. The broadcast brought in over 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $2,317 in cash and gift cards.

LIVE UNITED DAY - November 13, 2015

Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaimed Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, LIVE UNITED Day, in recognition of the volunteers and donors across North Dakota who continually provide the resources needed to provide solutions to issues affecting their friends, family, and neighbors. MSA United Way staff and volunteers took the opportunity to say “thank you” and traveled the streets of Bismarck-Mandan looking for you.

Thanksgiving Baskets

United Way recruited area businesses to provide a thanksgiving “meal-in-a-basket” for 14 local families, complete with a gift card to purchase a turkey.

United Way Giving Tree

United Way organized a “Giving Tree” to provide Christmas gifts to low-income children and families in our area who otherwise would not receive anything for Christmas. Many area businesses and individuals helped sponsor 145 children identified by our partner agencies! In addition, United Way and the Women’s Leadership Circle partnered with Toys for Tots to provide 950 gifts to children in the United Way Backpack Program and 2 Kindergarten art sets to each elementary school.



LIFETIME OF CARING The Lifetime of Caring Award recognizes an individual who has made a difference in our community through a lifetime of service work and volunteerism.

Richard Weber

SPIRIT OF BISMARCK-MANDAN Each year, we honor one business that shows outstanding commitment to the Bismarck-Mandan community. This organization encourages employee involvement through volunteerism and creative workplace campaigns.

Bartlett & West

Campaign Champion Award In recognition of going above and beyond during the 2015 MSA United Way Campaign.

David Hunter

LIVE UNITED AWARD The LIVE UNITED Award is given to businesses, organizations or groups who exemplify the idea of living united.

Realtor Association & Affiliates North American Coal Coop. American Family Insurance - Terry Kraft Agency

BEST IN SHOW Best In Show is presented to one business in each division, based on the percentage of overall campaign increase.

Corporate and Employee Gifts: Basin Electric Power Coop. Small Business: Precision Underground, Inc. Employee Campaign: Aetna Professional Division: Eide Bailly United Way Agency: Burleigh County Senior Adults Program & Missouri Valley Family YMCA 21

TOP 20 CORPORATE AND EMPLOYEE INVESTMENTS 1. Basin Electric Power Cooperative 2. MDU Resources Group, Inc. 3. Scheels Sports 4. Sanford Health 5. Doosan/Bobcat Company 6. Aetna 7. Starion Financial 8. CHI St. Alexius Health 9. Bismarck Public Schools 10. Bartlett and West, Inc. 11. National Information Solutions Coop. (NISC) 12. Eide Bailly 13. Butler Machinery 14. Wells Fargo Bank 15. Gate City Bank 16. BNC National Bank 17. American Bank Center 18. BNI Coal 19. ND Workforce Safety & Insurance 20. University of Mary


Sponsorship dollars enable MSA United Way to promote our mission without incurring additional costs. Sponsorships help to keep the focus on solutions and not expenses, ultimately putting more money, more resources, and more volunteers into our community.







HEROES INDIVIDUALS Tocqueville $10,000+

Ted & Emily Cash Ward & Barbara Fredrickson Martin & Mary Ellen Fritz Craig & Shelley Larson Jack & Kristi Paris George & Carol Perry

24 Karat $5,000 - $9,999 Ann Andre Mitchell Armstrong Drs. Robert & Jan Bury Chuck & Karen Dahl Adam & Sonya Dever Jeffery C. Forsberg Dr. Ernest & Carolyn Godfread Dave & Pat Goodin Tom & Janelle Gunderson Bruce & Karin Haskell Terry & Kathy Hildestad Mary Ann Johnson Terry & Collette Kraft Julie Krenz & Paul Govig Kristine & Kyle Melby Leslie Bakken Oliver & Clete Burbach Carolyn & John Olson Kirk & Nancy Pandolfo Dorothy Rolfstad Dr. Daniel Tarver Cedric & Mary Theel Dr. Peter & Jane White

Platinum $2,500 - $4,999

Barb & Keith Aasen John & Robynn Berger Dr. Gregory & Laurie Chuppe Dr. Steven & Debra Chuppe Chris Ford


The following list recognizes the support of individuals for their generous giving.

Michael & Karin Gardner Don & Marlene Hastings Sally Holewa Darrell Lingle Mike & Jan Lund Pat Mayer & Larry Schmidt Kenneth Rutter Robert & Susan Wefald

Gold $1,500 - $2,499

Tamie & Robert Aberle Denise Bares David & Lisa Barney Scott & Kristie Becker Dennis & Laurie Bense Bill & Tammy Blumhagen Kelly Brooks Lisa & Kurt Chaffee Julie Dahle Tim & Kathy Dawson Rebecca Dorwart Mark Foss & Sharon Eckert Dana & Shawnda Ereth Pat & Lori Finken Jeff Gerving & Dr. Catherine P. Fisher Dan Frank Sharon Gallagher Renae Hansen Tim & Eve Hennessy Russell Honeyman Greg & Tanya Jahner Anne & Greg Jones Perry & Laura Just Sheldon & Marsha Kauk Sandy & Wally Keller Kari L. Knudson Lisa Kudelka Dan & Mary Kuntz Dennis & Vicki Kunz Rick & Lori Lee Sharon Locken Mandy Maxon & Aaron Ness Steve & Kelly McCormick, Jr.

Jason Millner Mark & Lennette Momerak Robert & Tara Morman Paul & Lori Myerchin Brenda & Tony Nagel Debora Olafson SuAnn Olson Myron & Judy Pfeifle Anita Quaglia Frank & Cristy Richard Wayne B. Schatz Mike & Dr. Shelly Seifert Daryl & Mary Splichal Maj. Gen. David & Connie Sprynczynatyk Jan & Dr. Anthony Tello David & Mary Kay Tokach Martin & Sheila White

Silver $750 - $1,499

Alan & Kelly Anderson Stacie M. Anderson Barbara & Steve Andrist Jason & Tricia Arenz Thomas P. Atkinson Brad & Claudia Ballweber Robert Bartosh Frank & Joanne Bavendick Chris Becker Lynn Beiswanger Steve & Pat Bennett Steve & Karly Berger Patrick Bernhardt Dennis Biesecker & Theresa Hall John & Jodi Bjornson David & Myrna Blackstead Brenda Blazer Lynette Borjeson-Painter Karen E. Botine William Boyd Patrick & Doreen Brown Mel & Judy Bullinger Teresa & Michael Chrest

Nancy Christenson Rick Clayburgh Governor Jack & Betsy Dalrymple Sandy & Tom Deis Shawn & Michael Deisz Mark Dettling Cynthia Drengson Michael S. Dunlap Stacy & Dave DuToit William B. Dutton Michael & Patricia Dwyer Gregory & Natalie Eckes Greg & Carol Ellwein Jay Feil Sheryl Fines Lee & Valerie Fischer Patty, Hannah & Dave Flohr Tyrell Forman Theresa Getzlaff John & Lorrie Giese Lawrence & Carmen Glasser Bob & Janell Gnirk MeLea Grabinger Cheri Greff Teresa & Troy Grothe Jena Gullo Lyle Halvorson Eric & Laura Hardmeyer Wayne & Jennifer Harvison Kevin & Jackie Hay Dale & Darlene Helfrich Brad & Heidi Henke Joyce Hinman Doug & Pat Hintz Randy & Deb Hoffman Patrick & Jennifer Holen Tonya Holmstrom George & Dr. Cheryl Huber- Mizell Kelvin & Amy Hullet David & Laura Hunter Chuck & Carol Iten Sally A. Iverson James Jackson Alvin & Kathy Jaeger

DeeAnn Jahner Ann Jenks John Jessen Allan A. Jirges LeNae & Gary A. Johnson Steven & Francine Johnson Catherine Jones Mr. Scott Kadlec Jim & Kathy Kaiser Scott & Joell Kautzman Patrick & Tina Kellar Sheila Keller Jon & Amber Kilber Dianna L. Kindseth Matt & Nicole Kivisto Alan & Ginger Klein Bruce & Deb Knudson Bob & Neva Kordonowy Abbie & Jason Krebsbach Terry & Cathy Kristensen Diane Kuether Ryan & Stacy Larson Julie Lawyer Gary & Lori Ledahl June & Mark Lehr Dorothy & Brad Lick Matthew & Jessica Linneman Corrie Mayher Sam McQuade Faye Miller Karin Millner Julie Mischel Katie Moch John Mongeon Mike & Karri Motl LaMonte & Doris Mikesh Darcy & Kimberly Neigum Bill & Joey Nelson Claire & Elaine Olson Gloria Olson Marita L. Olson Ruth Patch Shawna Piatz Lori Quintus Scott Radig Nicole & Nicholas Rahrich

Lisa Raugust & Scott Schneider Dave & Ann Reich Kari Reichert Doug & Amy Remboldt Nathan Ring Michael & Helen Risan Phyllis & Paul Rittenbach Mark & Amy Roberts Karl & Jessica Rockeman Larry & Faye Rolfson Dr. Joellen Roller & Bob Martinson Jennifer & Lonnie Romsaas Dawn Sackman Dorothy Sander Gail Hagerty & Dale Sandstrom David Sauer James & Jacquelyn Schaefbauer Jacqueline J. Schaible John & Tania Schell Charles & Kelly Schmidt Chris Schmitt David & Gailynn Schollars Fred & Laura Selensky Pam Sharp Gayla Sherman & Gayle Klopp Pamela & Tracy Sherman Jay & Linda Skabo Dr. Larry Skogen Jim & Doris Smith Gail Soderberg Kevin Stadler Mitch Stafford Heather Steffl Todd & Shelly Steinwand David Straley Jame Todd Diana Trussell Greg Tschider & Debra Gallagher Mylynn Tufte Wendy D. Van Duyne Hon. Gerald W. VandeWalle

*Hero names as of January 20, 2016

Gregory & Pamela Vetter Sarah Vogel Lynette Weigel Brenda & Dan Weisz Evan White Tracy & Dal Yanke Lorraine J. Zafke

Bronze $500- $749

David Anderson Mark D. Anderson Stephanie Anton Kate & Joey Barone Stephanie Barth Jeff & Melanie Beauchamp Mr. Joseph J. Becker Cal and Carla Bender Eleanor J. Benson Erica R. Berg Rachel H. Bergsagel Dustin Berntson Kimberly Bethke Troy & Joetta Bichler Paul & Leilani Bienek Randy & Elizabeth Bina Michael J. Birrenkott Mike & Kristi Bitz Brian & Karen Bjella Gary & Kim Bless Chris & Lauren Block Wade W. Boeshans Phillp & Genell Bogner Michael & Angela Bolme Mike Bothun Ashley Bourgois Stacey Breuer Malcolm & Carol Brown Dr. Julie Bryant Tony & Britta Burbach Scott J. Bvounlee Jeff & Lori Campbell Colleen Carmichael Christian Family Kim & Gail Christianson

Robert J. Christman Bethanie Christmann Jayden & Danielle Chuppe Sue & Dave Clark Kayla & Dennis Conklin Kelly Cozby Kari & Rik Cutting Renee Daffinrud Bonnie & Mike Dahl David Dahms Pat & Kyle Darras Gloria David Jeanne Dekrey Keith & Beth Demke Aaron Derman Justin & Michelle Dever Carroll L. Dewing Christy Dirk-Senn Mary & Claude Dockter Susan Dodd Tammy Dolan Kayla Dressler John W. Dwyer Kevin Dykema Annette Eckroth Chad & Joyce Edwards Greg & Stacy Eider Bradley Eisenbeisz Jay Ell Kamie Ensz Blaine & Toni Erhardt Rox & Wally Erhardt Sharon Espeland Michael & Brandi Fagerland Daniel & Dorothy Farrell Dr. Virginia Faulkner Justin Feil Carla Feist Darcy Fettig & Kathy Feist Amanda Filipek Tamara Fischer Mike & Diane Fladeland Paige Fleck Cory & Cecily Fong Rachel Forman Joshua Forsgren

Marilyn Foss Elise & Warren Freier Dr. David Gayton Pam Geiger Shelley Geiger Randy & Julie Gerving Amanda Gienger Mark & Genevieve Giese Kristy Gilliam Michael & Diann Goldade Andrew Gottsman Paula Graner Jason A. Gregoryk Teresa Grothe Joe & Gina Gruman Dr. John M. Grunseth Charles A. Gullicks Jerry Haas Jeremy Hagen Chris & Steven Hall Terry Halstengard Todd & Joy Hammer Craig & Melissa Hanson Lee & Missy Hanson Stacey Hanson Chad Hasche Mary & Larry Hatzenbuhler Caryn Hedstrom Rocky Hefty & LaVal Eberhart Mike Heilman Gail & Mark Heinert Shasta Held Paulette & Robert Heringer Laura Hermanson Molly Herrington Rebecca Herrmann Dr. Robert & Debra Hieb James S. Hill Dick Hipple Shannon Hoag Dave & Nicole Hoekstra Jaymee Hoffer Brandon & Courtney Hoffman Ellen & Brandon Holt


nited Way’s commitment to making our community stronger and a better place to live in, especially for the underprivileged, makes it easy for our family to make United Way a key part of our charitable giving. It feels good to know that our gift is being used wisely and truly helps to make a difference. Dr. Steve and Deb Chuppe and Dr. Greg and Laurie Chuppe

Stephanie Honeyman Kim S. Hoovestol Jodey & Megan Houn Kevin House Lane Huber Nancy Huber Jan Hugh Dr. Shiraz & Darlene Hyder Kelsey J. Ihmels David & Mary Ingstad Sue Jacobson Kristen Jahner Amber Jensen Charlie & Julie Jeske Dr. Brian & Jane Jesperson Raquel Jessen Crystal Jochim Dr. Craig A. Johnson & Constance Hofland Mary Beth Johnson Mark & Laurie Kadrmas Kyle J & Kelly Kapsch Jameson & Alicia Kautzman Virgil Kautzman James Keller Richard Keller Rebecca & Joshua Kern Bill & Clarice Kesler Amy Klein Patricia Klein Lawrence R. Klemin Bryan Klipfel Ward & Donna Knutson Natalie Koch Stacie R. Korzeniewski Delnita Kraenzel Berkley Kraft Troy Kraft

Marella A. Krein Mathew Krogen Terry Kuester Sue & Kelley Kunnanz Jessica Kuntz Patrick & Angela Lacher Robert & Rebecca Lacher James Landenberger Jennifer Lang Darin & Tammy Langerud Justin W. LaRock Amber Larson Brady & Jodi Larson Katie Larson Marc Larson Kim L. Lee Lori A. Lee Jerome & Karen Leer Lori Leingang Al & Angie Lick Lisa L. Liken Diane Lillis Jeff & Michele Lind Grace M. Link Dennis & Beth Lipp Dr. Douglas W. Litchfield James & Tana Lobeck Leah Loerch Craig & Sandra Lohstreter Mary Ludwig Jay Lundstrom Mike & Nancy Mabin Dr. Sarah & Stanley Mack Billie Madler Wade & Amy Mann Keith & Debbie Mantz Debby Marback Becky & William Marion

Wayne G. Markegard Becky & Daniel Markel Sengaroun Marohl Judy Maslowski Tony & Gretchen Masset Amy Mazigian Gregory McCarthy Cathy & Michael McDonald Gary McFarling Ryan McKay Rick & Patty McKenzie Shannon McQuade-Ely Greg & Trisha Meidinger Jamie Mertz Wendell L. Meyer Darla Miller Gary & Kathryn Miller Kimberly Miller Mary Miller Theo Miller Dr. Douglas & Patricia Moen Jeanne Mohn Andy & Karin Mongeon Jeffrey Monson Kaitlin N. Moran Tiffani Morman Susan Mormann Steven K. Morris Joe Morrissette Karen & David Muggli Monica Murphy Thomas & Claudia Nagel Tara & Curtis Neary Jess Nehl Dr. James A. Nelson Sabrina Nelson Rodney & Maxine Nibbe Taylor P. Nicholson


HEROES INDIVIDUALS Mr. & Mrs. Erven Nielsen Bob & Cynthia Norland Tom & Nicole Nosbusch Claude O’Berry Derek & Jamie Olson Greg & Carol O`Shea Josie Palanuk Keeler Nate & Lynae Palczewski Becky & Scott Parkin Ruth Patch Gerald T. Paulson Shane & Mikaela Paulson Harvey Pedersen Mark Pennington Dana Petersen Chuck & Charlene Peterson Kathy Peterson Wade & Shelly Peterson Bill & Deb Pfau Danial Pillar Tana Pomplun Robert Porsburg Jane & Tracy Porter Lisa Quintus Michelle Radke Dr. Glenda Reemts Dean & Rhonda Reese Alan & Diana Reid Duane Reisenauer Chris Reiser Jamie Remboldt Jeff & Brandee Rensch Vonette Richter Benjamin M. Riepl Terry & Shirley Rime Scott & Alisha Ritter David & Nichole Rohrich Dorothy Rolfstad


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Dr. Ben Roller M.D. & Diane Roller DeAnn Roth-Lewis Heidi Rue Elliot Rust Sara Ryckman Clarissa Sailer & Tom Wald John R. Sakariassen Jr. Jordan Sargent Emily Sayler Esther Sayler Deb Schmidt Lori Schmidt Pamela Schmidt Dr. Sid & Mrs. Amy Schmidt Thomas Schmidt Lore Schneider Mark & Tracy Schneider Ronald & Mary Schneider Brian P. Schuck Bernard Schue Darren Schulz Wendy F. Schumacher Julie & Loren Schwab Michael Schwan Doran & Sarah Schwartz Christa Schwartzenberger Marvin Schwehr Craig Schweitzer Chad & Shanna Scott Laura Scott Dr. Kristin & Brock Schoch Nicole Sebastian Patricia & John Sebastian Sue Seminary Garret Senger Rose Senger Roberta Seright

Monsignor James Shea Mary Shelkey-Miller Beth Simon Sandra Sivertson Curtis Skaley Carol Skalsky Tammy Skogen Jeremiah Smith Patrick Smith Kevin & Tamara Solie Kathleen Spilman Jon Spomer Jason & Christy Steffenhagen David Stennes Janelle M. Stocking Arnold & Sigrid Strebe John & Linda Stumpf Nathaniel Swenson Annette Tait Mike & Gerry Teevens Dr. Sheri Tenbroek Kim Ternes Rebecca Thiem Bryce & Abby Thomas Julie Thomas Missy Thompson Jennifer J. Thorson Robin Thorstenson Keith A. Tiggelaar Dawn Tipton Paul Tokach Steven Tomac Kathy Torske Tom & Rose Trenbeath Virginia Trousdale Joan Trygg Nicole Tryhus Amy & Mike Tschider

Trinity Turnbow Leon & Audrey Uhrich Tamara & Tim Uselman Van Zomeren Family Brian & Darcy VerDouw Chad & Amanda Vinchattle Darcy Volk Jay Volk Jason & Alana Vollmer Kathy Wagner Tim & Melissa Wahlin Al & Bonnie Wald John & Jeanne Walstad Beverly Ann & Curt Walth Kathy & Jeff Wamsley Jeff & Char Wanek John & Lisa Weber Derek & Suzanne Weigel Don & Peggy Weisz Peter & Eileen Welk Alan Welte Linda & John Westbee Michael & Shari Wetzel Brenda & Charles Whitman Bob & Rita Willer Kevin & Nancy Willis Albert & Karen Wolf Wilfred & Winnifred Wolf Bob & Deb Wood Kathleen Wood Mr. Darrel Wrege Marcie Wuitschick David & Joyce Yexley Jacqueline Zachmeier Steph Zenker Denise Ziegler David Zieske

upport from the United Way assists us in many ways. Financially, United Way bridges the gap between other funding sources allowing us to serve more than 2,000 older adults in Burleigh County annually. United Way provides free training opportunities for agencies and assists with our volunteer needs. The United Way makes our organization, and other nonprofits, stronger enabling us to accomplish our mission more effectively. Thank you United Way! Renee Kipp, Burleigh County Senior Adults Program

Tune in to Community Talk United Way’s Community Talk is a one-hour radio talk show airing every other Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to noon on SuperTalk 1270. We sit down with experts fighting some of the most pressing needs facing our community. Thank you to Townsquare Media for your generous donation of air-time.

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Hope Diamond* $5000 Ann Andre Emily Cash Barbara Fredrickson Mary Ellen Fritz Karin Haskell Julie Krenz Kristine Melby Leslie Bakken Oliver Kristi Paris Carol Perry Dorothy Rolfstad

Diamond $2,500 - $4,999 Barb Aasen Jan Bury Karen Dahl Sonya Dever Carolyn Godfread Pat Goodin Janelle Gunderson Kathy Hildestad Sally Holewa Collette Kraft Shelley Larson Pat Mayer Carolyn Olson Nancy Pandolfo Mary Theel Jane White

Sapphire $1,500 - $2,499 Tamie Aberle Ms. Stacie M. Anderson Tammy Blumhagen

Lisa Chaffee Julie Dahle Rebecca Dorwart Sharon Gallagher Renae Hansen Anne Jones Kari L. Knudson Lisa Kudelka Vicki Kunz Sharon Locken Lori Myerchin Brenda Nagel Debora Olafson SuAnn Olson Anita Quaglia

Ruby $750 - $1,499

Barbara Andrist Denise Bares Chris Becker Virginia Beggs Brenda Blazer Lynette Borjeson Painter Karen E. Botine Teresa Chrest Nancy Christenson Debra J. Chuppe Laurie L. Chuppe Betsy Dalrymple Sandy Deis Shawn Deisz Cynthia Drengson Stacy DuToit Lori Finken Theresa Getzlaff Carmen Glasser MeLea Grabinger Jena Gullo Theresa Hall

*Hope Diamond is no longer cumulative

The United Way Women’s Leadership Circle challenges, empowers, and unites women to advance the common good in our communities through leadership, fundraising, and community service. Joyce Hinman Deb Hoffman Tonya Holmstrom Sally Iverson DeeAnn L. Jahner Ann Jenks LeNae Johnson Catherine Jones Laura L. Just Marsha Kauk Sandy Keller Sheila Keller Dianna Kindseth Abbie Krebsbach Diane Kuether Julie Lawyer Lori Ledahl Dorothy Lick Corrie Mayher Faye Miller Karin Millner Julie Mischel Katie Moch Brenda Nagel Joey Nelson Gloria Olson Marita L. Olson Shawna Piatz Lori Quintus Lisa Raugust Ann Reich Kari Reichert Phyllis Rittenbach Dr. Joellen Roller Dawn Sackman Dorothy Sander Jacqueline Schaible Dr. Shelly Seifert Pam Sharp Gail Soderberg Heather Steffl

Jan Tello Diana Trussell Mylynn Tufte Wendy D. Van Duyne Sarah Vogel Susan Wefald Brenda M Weisz Tracy Yanke Lorraine J. Zafke

Emerald $500-$749 Stephanie Anton Kate Barone Stephanie Barth Erica R. Berg Kimberly Bethke Kim Bless Angie Bolme Stacey Breuer Lynn Burgard Bethanie Christmann Kelly Cozby Kari Cutting Renee Daffinrud Bonnie Dahl Gloria David Jeanne Dekrey Christy Dirk-Senn Mary Dockter Susan Dodd Tammy Dolan

Kayla Dressler Natalie Eckes Annette Eckroth Kamie Ensz Sharon Espeland Dr. Virginia Faulkner Carla Feist Amanda Filipek Tamara Fischer Dr. Catherine P. Fisher Diane Fladeland Paige Fleck Cecily Fong Rachel Forman Marilyn Foss Elise Freier Debra Gallagher Pam Geiger Amanda Gienger Kristy Gilliam Jean Graeber Paula Graner Teresa Grothe Chris Hall Stacey Hanson Mary Hatzenbuhler Shasta Held Paulette Heringer Laura Hermanson Molly Herrington Rebecca Herrmann Chandra Hirning Shannon Hoag


he application review process gave me greater insight into the diligence and accountability of our United Way. I felt a great sense of community and pride in the generosity of Bismarck/Mandan! Nicholas Rahrich, Community Impact Volunteer



Emerald continued....

Shannon McQuade-Ely Marella A. Krein Constance Hofland Trisha Meidinger Terry Kuester Ellen Holt Darla Miller Jessica Kuntz Stephanie Honeyman Kathy Miller Jennifer Lang Kim S. Hoovestol Kimberly Miller Susan Larsen Nancy Huber Mary Miller Amber Larson Jan Hugh Jeanne Mohn Katie Larson Amy Hullet Karin Mongeon Kim L. Lee Laura Hunter Mrs. Kaitlin N. Moran Lori Lee Kelsey J. Ihmels Susan Mormann Lori Leingang Sue Jacobson Monica Murphy Karen Leiss Kristen Jahner Sabrina Nelson Lisa L. Liken Amber Jensen Cynthia Norland Diane Lillis Raquel Jessen Elaine Olson Grace Link Mary Beth Johnson Josie Palanuk-Keeler Beth Lipp Laurie Kadrmas Ruth Patch Mary Ludwig Joell Kautzman Diane Paul Dr. Sarah Mack Rebecca Kern Kathy Peterson Billie Madler Dianna L. Kindseth Shelly Peterson Debby Marback Amy Klein Tana Pomplun Becky Marion Patricia Klein Lisa Quintus Becky A. Markel Katie Klindworth Michelle Radke Sengaroun Marohl Natalie Koch Dr. Glenda Reemts Judy Maslowski Stacie R. Korzeniewski Vonette Richter Amy Mazigian Delnita Kraenzel Shirley Rime Cathy McDonald Berkley Kraft This  resource  is  available  to  people  like  Randy  through  your  support  of  MSA  United  Way.  41  Parkinson’s  sufferers  

Heidi Rue Sara Ryckman Emily Sayler Esther Sayler Deb Schmidt Lori Schmidt Pamela Schmidt Lore Schneider Dr. Kristin & Brock Schoch Ms. Wendy F. Schumacher Julie Schwab Christa Schwartzenberger Laura Scott Nicole Sebastian Patricia Sebastian Sue Seminary Rose Senger Roberta Seright Mary Shelkey-Miller Beth Simon Sandra Sivertson Carol Skalsky Tammy Skogen Mary Splichal Janelle Stocking

Annette Tait Gerry Teevens Dr. Sheri Tenbroek Kim Ternes Rebecca Thiem Missy Thompson Jennifer J. Thorson Robin Thorstenson Virginia Trousdale Joan Trygg Nicole Tryhus Darcy Volk Kathy Wagner Kathy Wamsley Sol Wezelman Nancy Willis Kathleen M. Wood Marcie Wuitschick Jacqueline Zachmeier

participated in  the  program  in  2015,  it’s  first  year.  100%  of  respondents  said  the  program  had  increased  their  quality  of   life.  


hen Randy started attending the Parkinson’s Wellness Program, his health had been in a steady decline since his diagnosis. By then, he wasn’t even able to get down and up from the floor without assistance. He also was experiencing the loneliness, isolation, and depression that can come with a debilitating disease. In the program, Randy participates in an exercise program specifically designed to help with his symptoms, while also connecting with other Parkinson’s sufferers. Three months later, Randy is now able to get down and up from the floor without assistance. This is consistent with improvements in upper and lower body strength and flexibility felt by other program participants. Instead of continuing to gradually decline, Randy is learning how to manage his illness through exercise and enjoying the friendship and support of fellow program participants. This resource is available to people like Randy through your support of MSA United Way. 41 Parkinson’s sufferers participated in the program in 2015, it’s first year. 100% of respondents said the program had increased their quality of life.



Renee Kipp,  Burleigh  County  Senior  Adults  Program:   Support  from  the  United  Way  assists  us  in  many  ways.    Financially,  United  Way  bridges  the  gap  between  other  funding   sources  allowing  us  to  serve  more  than  2,000  older  adults  in  Burleigh  County  annually.    United  Way  provides  free   training  opportunities  for  agencies  and  assists  with  our  volunteer  needs.    The  United  Way  makes  our  organization,  and  


The following list recognizes the support of businesses and individuals for their generous corporate and employee giving.

Diamond $100,000+

Gold $10,000 - $24,999

Silver $5,000 - $9,999

Basin Electric Power Cooperative & Employees MDU Resources Group, Inc. & Employees Otto Bremer Trust

Bank of North Dakota Employees Bismarck Tribune & Employees BNI Coal & Employees Capital Credit Union & Employees City of Bismarck Employees Dakota Fire Insurance/EMC Insurance & Employees Eide Bailly & Employees Mandan Public Schools Employees Mann Energy & Employees Midcontinent Communications & Employees ND Dept. of Transportaion Employees ND Workforce Safety & Insurance Employees North American Coal Corp. & Employees ONEOK Precision Underground Inc. Schwan GM Auto Center & Employees Target & Employees Tesoro Petroleum & Employees Tom & Frances Leach Foundation U.S. Bank & Employees University of Mary & Employees UPS & Employees Vogel Law Firm & Employees WPX Energy Williston LLC

Alliance Real Estate Employees American Family Insurance - Terry J. Kraft Agency American Family Insurance Golf Classic Bismarck State College Employees BlackRidge Bank & Employees BNSF Railway Foundation & Employees Bone & Joint Center Employees Border States Electric Supply & Employees Brady Martz & Associates Employees Cedric Theel Toyota Scion Employees Chuppe Chiropractic Clinic Employees Coborn’s Inc, Cash Wise & Employees Cornerstone Bank & Employees Crowley Fleck PLLP & Employees Dakota Community Bank & Trust Eide Ford Lincoln Mercury & Employees Fireside Office Solutions & Employees Hedahls Inc. & Employees Herberger’s Employees I. Keating Furniture Investment Centers of America Employees Job Service of North Dakota Employees Keller Williams Roers Realty Employees Leingang Home Center Loomis Sayles LSV Asset Management

24 Karat $50,000 - $99,999 Doosan/Bobcat Company & Employees Sanford Health Bismarck & Employees Scheels & Employees

Platinum $25,000 - $49,999 Aetna & Employees American Bank Center & Employees Bartlett & West & Employees Bismarck Public Schools Employees BNC National Bank & Employees Butler Machinery & Employees CHI St. Alexius Health & Employees Gate City Bank & Employees National Information Solutions Coop. (NISC) & Employees Starion Financial & Employees Walmart Foundation Wells Fargo Bank & Employees

Manulife Asset Management Missouri Valley Family YMCA Employees ND Attorney General Office Employees ND Dept. of Health Employees ND Human Services Department Employees ND Legislative Council Employees ND State Tax Commissioner Employees ND State Water Commission Employees ND Supreme Court Employees Northern Improvement & Employees Ryckman HDD Stifel & Employees Unisys Employees Vallely Sport & Marine Employees Wells Fargo Advisors Employees Widmer Roel, PC & Employees Window and Door Store

Bronze $1,000 - $4,999 AARP North Dakota Employees Abused Adult Resource Center Employees Advanced Business Methods Employees Agency MABU & Employees American Petroleum Institute Best Western Ramkota Hotel Bianco Realty Employees Big Boy Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Employees

Bismarck-Mandan Elks Lodge 1199 Bremer Bank & Employees Burleigh County Employees Burleigh County Senior Adults Program Employees Century 21 Morrison Realty Employees CenturyLink & Employees Charles Hall Youth Services Employees Choice Financial Group Employees Cloverdale Foods Employees Cofell’s Plumbing & Heating Cornerstone Community Church Cross Country Courier Crowwing Properties LLC Dakota Eye Institute Employees Daniel Companies Dan’s Super Market Employees Denbury Resources Ditch Witch EAPC Architects Engineers Enterprise Holdings Foundation Enterprise Rent-A-Car Employees Farm Credit Services of Mandan Employees Farmers Union Insurance First Community Credit Union Employees First International Bank & Trust Employees Gateway Healthmart Pharmacy Grand 22 Theatres Guardian & Protective Services Employees H.A. Thompson & Sons Heritage Pharmacy Employees Hopfauf Custom Builders Interstate Engineering, Inc It’s About Time!


HEROES BUSINESSES Jobbers Moving & Storage & Employees Johnsen Trailer Sales Johnson’s Wrecking Kadrmas Lee & Jackson (KLJ) & Employees Kirkwood Bank & Trust & Employees Kramer Agency Kupper Chevrolet-Subaru KXMB & Employees Lignite Energy Council Luff Exploration Company Mandan Golden Age Services Employees Marco Employees McQuade Distributing Company Employees Midwest Motor Express & Employees Missouri Slope Areawide United Way Employees Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Employees ND Adjutant General Employees ND Bankers Association Employees ND Dept. of Commerce Employees ND Dept. of Public Instruction Employees ND Governor’s Office Employees ND Guaranty & Title Company ND Highway Patrol Employees ND Housing & Finance Agency Employees ND Industrial Commission Employees ND Information Technology Dept. Employees ND Office Management & Budget - Fiscal Management Employees


Bronze continued.... ND Office of Administrative Hearings Employees ND Public Employees Retirement Employees ND Public Service Commission Employees ND Retirement & Investment Office Employees ND University System Employees NuStar Employees Odney Advertising Agency Employees Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Pearce & Durick Plains Commerce Bank & Employees Polished Dental Employees Ryan Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Bismarck Employees Sarah Vogel Law Employees Schindler & Stewart Family Dentistry Security First Bank of ND Employees State Historical Society Employees TIAA-CREFF Financial Services Employees TJ Maxx Employees Townsquare Media US Food Service Employees Waste Connections Inc - R360 Environmental Western Steel & Plumbing Williston Basin Chapter Xerox Foundation Employees Youthworks Employees Zuger, Kirmis & Smith Employees

e support United Way because it touches everyone in our community. We appreciate that volunteers in the community are giving their time and talents to create lasting solutions that improve life for everyone. Karin and Bruce Haskell


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June 24

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