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United Report to the Community United Way Way of of Cass-Clay Cass-Clay 2013 2013 Annual Report to the Community


It takes just ONE person to change ONE life. United Way of Cass-Clay is helping local children do better in school, getting struggling families back on their feet, and providing meals to those who might not otherwise eat today.


TABLE OF CONTENTS WHO WE ARE

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A Conversation with United Way of Cass-Clay’s Leaders Board of Trustees Our Team Our Mission & Vision Changing the Way We Work Top 50 Corporate Partners & Sponsors Financial Highlights

WHAT WE DO

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Community Partners Community Investment Review Panel Volunteers UNITED for Jefferson Neighborhood UNITED for Education Collaborative Imagination Library School Supply Drive Right Here. Right Now. Statistics 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program Day of Caring

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LIVE UNITED Billboard Sponsors Women’s Leadership Council BE THE ONE Campaign, Volunteers & Awards Volunteers & Events Committees, Investors & Volunteers LIVE UNITED TShirt Day

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A CONVERSATION WITH UNITED WAy OF CASS-CLAy’S LEADERS DAVID BERG, BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR SHER THOMSEN, UNITED WAy PRESIDENT

DISCUSS UNITED WAy’S ROLE IN OUR COMMUNITy SHER THOMSEN: Our role is to improve lives and advance the common good throughout our community. How we do that is by connecting people to people and connecting specific needs with the resources needed to address them. Local statistics show that 1 in 8 people in our Cass and Clay community are living in poverty—that’s 28,000 people and 6,000 are children. What if our children living in poverty now could have the right opportunities to get the skills and experiences they need to be successful as adults? That is United Way’s goal. Our role is to slow that cycle of poverty. Research tells us that we can do that through making specific investments in the areas of Education, Income Stability, Health and Basic Needs like food, shelter and safety. We’re making those investments now. DAVID BERG: Many people may see United Way as just a fundraiser. Yes, with the help of this generous community, we exceeded the 2013 campaign goal of $5.2 million and raised $5,353,617. But reaching the campaign goal is not the end of our work, it is the beginning. Raising money in itself doesn’t create change. What’s even more important than reaching a campaign goal is the ability to make careful, strategic investments designed to bring about social change. That is United Way’s role in our community.

HOW IS TODAy’S UNITED WAy DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS?

WHEN WE REACH OUT A HAND TO ONE WE INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO

LIVE UNITED

SHER THOMSEN: United Way is unique because we work at an important and advantageous position—the intersection of the nonprofit, private, public and philanthropic sectors. Our strong relationships with the corporate community allow us to understand the philanthropic goals of corporations interested in improving the community in which they do business. Our deep relationships with nonprofit organizations give us the opportunity to understand and explore the needs that exist in our community. We are a connector and a resource broker. United Way allows investors to make a contribution to their community that can be leveraged to strategically help people in need. It doesn’t matter if you can give $10 or $10,000, with United Way, the desire to give can be turned into actions that can collectively increase the well-being of individuals and families. DAVID BERG: United Way is more than a charity. Giving to United Way means making an investment in the economic development and future of our entire region. United Way is more than a charity and more than a fundraiser—we are focused on social change. I am thankful for the thousands of volunteers and investors who make our United Way a great example of a focused, high-impact philanthropic organization.

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UNITED WAY LEADERSHIP

DISCUSS UNITED WAY’S NEW INVESTMENT STRATEGY DAVID BERG: I think United Way’s new ‘way of working’ has gained traction in the community because it relies on research to inform decisions about where to invest the dollars entrusted to United Way. You will notice we use the word ‘investment’ rather than ‘gift’ which implies a higher level of effectiveness and return. This new approach to our work provides an opportunity to really focus on sharing with our community how gifts to United Way are actually investments that have a return. The return on your investment is a community where people in need have opportunities to succeed. When people invest with United Way, they should expect results, and United Way’s new strategy addresses that expectation.

WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR UNITED WAY? DAVID BERG: I am proud to volunteer for United Way because we understand that change is necessary and important. The leadership, volunteers and team at United Way are not willing to just put each year’s campaign down as a success and get ready for another campaign. The needs of our community are evolving and growing larger, and United Way knows that we simply can’t stand still while our community’s needs become greater. My vision for United Way is to continue to utilize research and strategy to drive our investment decisions.

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SHER THOMSEN: You will hear us talk a lot about how United Way is changing. But there is one thing that will never change. At the heart of United Way is helping people–it always has been, and always will be. Our vision is that people in need will have opportunities to live up to their full potential. We will continue to make specific investments that are beyond funding programs. We will create social change. Our vision is to maximize our opportunity to be a social change agent. We know that if we work together, this can become a reality for our community.

David Berg, American Crystal Sugar Company CEO and United Way Board of Trustees Chair, explains the value of United Way’s new focus areas and investment strategy at the 2013 United Way Annual Meeting and Celebration event.

Sher Thomsen, United Way President, shares her experience as a nonprofit community leader at the final session and celebration of the 2013 United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program. LIVE UNITED

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CHAIR David Berg, American Crystal Sugar Company CHAIR ELECT Mark Jensen, Concordia College Thomas Budan, John Deere Electronic Solutions Louise Dardis, FHI360, VICE CHAIR Paul Finstad, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Doug Hamilton, Prairie Public Broadcasting Susan Jarvis, Sanford Health

Michelle Killoran, Scheels, TREASURER Craig Lemieux, Hornbacher’s Chris Lerum, Microsoft Rock Messerschmidt, Bell State Bank & Trust Todd Olson, Gate City Bank

Evelyn Quigley, Retired Gene Taylor, North Dakota State University Jeff Thomas, Cornerstone Bank, CAMPAIGN CHAIR Joel Vettel, City of Fargo Carol Weber, UPS

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OUR TEAM

Sherri Thomsen President

Kristi Huber Resource Development Director

Sarah Siegle Resource Development Manager

Kristina Hein Marketing & Brand Management Director

Tiffany McShane Resource Development Project Manager

Thomas Hill Community Impact Director

Courtney Jones Community Impact Associate

Summer Hanson Finance & Administration Director

Brianna Hile Accounting & Technology Specialist

Mark Cullen Community Impact Director

Rachael Lawson Executive Assistant

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OUR MISSION & VISION

WHO WE ARE NONPROFIT

PRIVATE

United Way of Cass-Clay works at the intersection of the private, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. We are community builders, leaders, unifiers and champions. We are connectors and information resource brokers. We inspire philanthropic investments that are volunteer-driven.

OUR MISSION United Way of Cass-Clay PUBLIC

United Way of Cass-Clay connects people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives and advance the common good throughout Cass and Clay Counties.

PHILANTHROPIC OUR VISION United Way of Cass-Clay’s new way of working is about helping one person at a time while focusing on improving systems to help all of us succeed. Together we will focus on making investments in areas of Education, Income Stability, Health and Basic Needs, such as food, shelter and safety.

OUR STRATEGy United Way of Cass-Clay is engaging those who make a commitment to LIVE UNITED and invite them to GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER to serve individuals and families who need support in creating better opportunities for themselves and their families.

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CHANGING THE WAy WE WORK

WE ARE MORE THAN CHARITy, WE ARE CHANGE Together with our partners, we are changing the way we invest in our community. At United Way of Cass-Clay we believe the dollars we raise are more than charity, they are investments in the economic development and well-being of our entire region. These investments impact the future of every individual and family in our local community.

INVESTING IN UNITED WAy MEANS INVESTING IN THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A GOOD LIFE

PREPARING CHILDREN & YOUTH FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL & LIFE

PROMOTING FINANCIAL STABILITY & INDEPENDENCE

EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO LEAD HEALTHY LIVES

BASIC NEEDS FOOD

SAFETY

SHELTER

VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS

Hungry bellies and hungry minds will only allow the cycle of poverty to continue. 1 in 8 people in Cass and Clay Counties live in poverty–that’s 28,000 people and 6,000 are children. Every day, United Way is committed to slowing the cycle of poverty. This commitment helps thousands of people now, while strengthening our community for generations to come. LIVE UNITED

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CORPORATE PARTNERS TOP 50 CORPORATE & EMPLOyEE INVESTMENTS 1. Scheels 2. Sanford Health 3. Bell State Bank & Trust 4. John Deere Electronic Solutions 5. Butler Machinery Company 6. Microsoft 7. Eide Bailly LLP 8. Border States Electric 9. American Crystal Sugar Company 10. U.S. Bank 11. BCBSND/Noridian 12. North Dakota State University 13. Hornbacher’s 14. Case New Holland - Fargo Plant 15. Bobcat Company-Doosan 16. Gate City Bank 17. Fargo Public Schools 18. Titan Machinery Inc. 19. Wells Fargo 20. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead 21. Sammons Financial Group 22. Concordia College 23. AgCountry Farm Credit Services 24. Bank of the West 25. Dawson Insurance

PREMIERE SPONSORSHIP: LIVE UNITED PARTNERS

26. Discovery Benefits 27. Caterpillar Remanufacturing Drive Train 28. TMI Hospitality, Inc. 29. CoreLink Administrative Solutions 30. Swanson Health Products 31. Warner and Company Insurance 32. Cargill, Inc. 33. Pepsi Beverages Company 34. Alerus Financial 35. Dakota Supply Group 36. City of Fargo 37. Cornerstone Bank 38. Cardinal IG 39. Xcel Energy 40. Otter Tail Corporation 41. Minnesota State University Moorhead 42. DakTech, Inc. 43. Vogel Law Firm 44. Essentia Health 45. Nodak Mutual Insurance Company 46. General Equipment & Supplies 47. Cass County 48. Sundog 49. UPS 50. Park Co. Realtors

PRESENTING SPONSORS

CORPORATE & EVENT SPONSORS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON: Roers, Choice Financial Group, Park Co. Realtors, Catalyst Medical Center WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP GOLF SCRAMBLE: Happy Harry’s

ExCLUSIVE EVENT PRODUCTION SPONSOR

CAMPAIGN KICK OFF: Xcel Energy 10 UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY

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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS COMMUNITY SUPPORT 7%

59%

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thanks to the support of thousands of individuals and Corporate Partners, United Way of Cass-Clay exceeded the 2013 goal of $5.2 million and raised a total of $5,353,617 for our community. INDIVIDUAL GIVING refers to gifts generously donated by more than 13,000 individuals, volunteers and employees from our Corporate Partners participating in our annual campaign.

27%

CORPORATE GIVING

CORPORATE GIVING refers to investments made by more than 650 local businesses. SPECIAL EVENTS includes income generated from events such as the Women’s Leadership Luncheon and events coordinated by our Corporate Partners.

7%

GRANTS, SPONSORSHIPS & INVESTMENT INCOME

GRANTS, SPONSORSHIP AND INVESTMENT INCOME includes funds generated from corporate sponsorships, grants and investment activity.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS UNITED WAY INITIATIVES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS are investments that support United Way’s mission and initiatives such as Imagination Library, School Supply Drive and Day of Caring. In addition, investments support our network of Community Partner programs that help people in the areas of Education, Income Stability, Health and Basic Needs. These investments help thousands of men, women and children in need throughout Cass and Clay Counties.

9%

FUND DEVELOPMENT

MANAGEMENT includes finance, legal, technology, and other services that support United Way initiatives and our Community Partners.

4%

MANAGEMENT

87%

FUND DEVELOPMENT refers to United Way of Cass-Clay’s fundraising efforts.

UNITED WAY INITIATIVES & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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It isn’t about “a homeless person.”

The reality is, it is a person who is homeless. They are people first. Homelessness just happens to be the situation they find themselves in—it is not who they are. Once someone is in that cycle of homelessness or cycle of poverty, it is so hard to break out. Sometimes people think that in order to help they have to have large amount of time or money. The truth is in order to help, we just need to care enough to do something. -Rob Swiers United Way Community Partner Executive Director

Staff at a Community Partner discuss how the issue of homelessness can be addressed in our community.

-Rob Swiers, Community Partner Excutive Director


UNITED WAY INVESTS IN BASIC NEEDS THROUGH THESE FOCUS AREAS

FOOD

Community Partners

SAFETY

SHELTER

American Red Cross, Minn-Kota Chapter Education & Training Services Emergency Services Barnesville Area Helpers Block Nurse Program Catholic Charities North Dakota Guardianship Services Churches United for the Homeless Emergency Shelter & Services Community of Care One Stop Service Center Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI, Inc.) Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services Independent by Design Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Youth Services Youth Programs & Scholarships FirstLink 2-1-1 Information & Crisis Services Volunteer Center Services FM Coalition for Homeless Persons Coordinated Referral & Single Point of Entry FM Dorothy Day House of Hospitality Emergency Shelter & Services Food Pantry Fraser, Ltd. Stepping Stones Resource Center GFA (Guardian, Fiduciary & Advocacy) Services Guardianship Services HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization Affordable Healthcare Supplies Hospice of the Red River Valley Journey’s Program

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Family Support Services Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership Rainbow Bridge Safe Exchange & Visitation Center Transitional Housing Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Kids Legal Aid Work Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support & Respite Services Guardianship Services Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota Gambler’s Choice Great Plains Food Bank Senior Companion Program New Life Center Emergency Shelter & Services North Dakota Autism Center AuSome Kids After School Program North Dakota Caring Foundation, Inc. Caring for Children Rape & Abuse Crisis Center Domestic Violence Services Legal Advocacy Sexual Assault Services REACH (Rural Enrichment & Counseling Headquarters) Basic Needs & Crisis Services Volunteer Services Rebuilding Together, Inc. Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Red River Children’s Advocacy Center Forensic Interviews Red River Valley Dental Access Project Urgent Walk-In Clinic

RSVP+ Volunteer Program Salvation Army Emergency Assistance Hot Meals Sexual Abuse Treatment Program Sexual Abuse Treatment Program ShareHouse, Inc. Women’s Empowerment (WE) Program Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Presentation Partners in Housing SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency Youth Individual Development Accounts (IDA) South Central Adult Services Council Prescription Assistance Program The Arc of Cass County Arc Buddies The Arc West Central Family Connections TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics Academy Special Needs Program Vocational Training Center Center Based Employment West Fargo Park District Youth Programs & Scholarships YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Aquatics Education Open Doors Scholarships Youthworks of North Dakota Street Outreach Program YWCA Cass Clay Emergency Shelter & Services Permanent Supportive Housing Transitional Housing LIVE UNITED 13


VOLUNTEERS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT REVIEW PANEL VOLUNTEERS Gina Aalgaard, North Dakota State University Kellie Albrecht, The Village Family Service Center Cody Aldinger, TMI Hospitality, Inc. Shelly Aldinger, Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc. Diane Anderson, Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co. PLLP Sue Anderson, Gate City Bank Jodi Armstrong, Border States Electric Stephanie Asheim, Vogel Law Firm Diane Axness, North Dakota State University Amy Beito, Rasmussen College Jena Beug Alyson Bjornstad, Bell State Bank & Trust Rachel Black, North Dakota State University Mary Bommersbach, Sammons Financial Group Laura Bourdon, TMI Hospitality, Inc. Dar Brown, Dawson Insurance Sarah Budan Kimberly Busch, TMI Hospitality, Inc. Marvita Busching, Microsoft Bethany DeSautel, Bell State Bank & Trust Jeremy Donais, NAPASOL Lisa Drake, Bell State Bank & Trust Kyla DuBord, Microsoft Tyler Ebnet, Marco, Inc. Barb Elstrom, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Patrick Erickson, Bell State Bank & Trust Polly Fassinger, Concordia College John Friend, O'Day Management, Inc. Beth Gardner, Black Gold Farms Laura Garske-Hermanson, North Dakota State University Teryl Grosz, North Dakota State University Lisa Gulland-Nelson, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation Jenny Hagelstrom, Microsoft Ashley Hahn, Intelligent InSites Shanda Hakk, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota Ashley Hanlan, U.S. Bank 14

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WHAT WE DO

Brian Haugen, Bell State Bank & Trust Kyle Haugland, BlackRidgeBANK Bob Hearne, North Dakota State University Jani Heringer, Fargo Public Schools Sheri Hogenson, Supervalu, Inc. Jessica Hoppe, Alerus Financial Tammy Huard, Sanford Health Katie Hutton, Eide Bailly LLP Maureen Jelinek, Gate City Bank Missy Keney, Alerus Financial Lori Kinn, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties-AmeriCorps Jenni Kirchhevel, BlackRidgeBANK Jennifer Krag, Microsoft Susan Krinkle, Noridian Mutual Insurance Company Kathi Kuhn Sam Kundinger, Family HealthCare Kate Lea, Wells Fargo Jennifer Lein, Choice Financial Group Sarah Lindemann Lisa Maloy, American Crystal Sugar Company Tamra McCullough, Border States Electric Christy Mehus, DMS Health Technologies Catherine Mohr, Nardini Fire Equipment Steve Neva, Bobcat Company-Doosan Virginia Nicoll, Heartland Trust Company Eve Noel, Wells Fargo Tammy Noteboom, The Village Family Service Center Lonna Olson, TMI Hospitality, Inc. April Olson Mata, Goldmark Property Management Laura Paulson Solum, Ramada Plaza & Suites Kristi Persons, Gate City Bank Treavor Peterson, Border States Electric Brenna Pratt, Scheels Home & Hardware Mike Prekel, Holiday Inn Melissa Rademacher, Concordia Language Villages Sarah Rask, Hornbacher's HOW WE DO IT

Emily Richard, Catalyst Medical Center Marcy Rinas, Bremer Investment Services Lisa Roesch, Globe University Jen Sahr, Fargo Public Schools Linda Sailer, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota Todd Scearcy, U.S. Bank Sabrina Schindler, Eide Bailly LLP Neil Schroeder, U.S. Bank Billie Schumacher Jerilyn Sellheim, U.S. Bank Cindy Senff, Western State Bank Rebecca Shelkey, Vogel Law Firm Tavia Smith, Gate City Bank Dan Steiner, U.S. Bank Kathryn Steve, Sanford Health Megan Stoner, Marco, Inc. Megan Strand, Guardian, Fiduciary, & Advocacy Services Sarah Torpen, Northern Improvement Blake Trenbeath, Bell State Bank & Trust Amber Unser, The Marvin Companies Maxine Wagner, Cargill, Inc. Carol Weber, UPS Lori Wetch, Bank of the West Jackie Williams, The 11th Hours Darla Willoughby, United Sugars Corporation

Each year, volunteers review program requests for funding, participate in site visits and make funding recommendations. Representing over 13,000 investors, these volunteers ensure the dollars entrusted to United Way are leveraged to their maximum potential by evaluating program effectiveness, financial stability and client outcomes.


UNITED FOR JEFFERSON NEIGHBORHOOD In response to a high number of referrals to Cass County Social Services stemming from the Jefferson Neighborhood, a group of community leaders asked United Way to convene a group of nonprofit professionals working with individuals and families in this neighborhood. The Jefferson Neighborhood is located in Fargo and refers to the area of Main Avenue (North) to 13th Avenue South (South) and University Drive (East) to 25th Street South (West). United Way continues to engage, convene and lead more than 20 organizations from the nonprofit, government and public sectors to collaboratively identify the needs of families in the neighborhood and opportunities to collectively meet those needs.

Community Partners

Bhutanese Community Big Brother Big Sister Cass County Social Services CHARISM City of Fargo Community Homes Cultural Diversity Resources Family Healthcare Center Fargo Park District Fargo Police Department Fargo Public Schools Gladys Ray Shelter Immigration Law Professionals Islamic Center Jefferson Elementary Jefferson Area Neighborhood Association Junior Achievement Native American Center Nokomis Child Care Center South East Education Cooperative The Village Family Service Center YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA)

UNITED For Jefferson Neighborhood GOALS PREPARE children entering kindergarten for academic success CREATE safe, stable, and affordable housing options SUPPORT culturally appropriate programming for residents IMPROVE neighborhood safety

To support the goals, United Way has invested in several core strategies including: • Parent engagement and literacy programs for targeted families • Child care scholarships for income-eligible families to receive quality early childhood education • Programs designed to increase attendance for identified students • School-based mentor programs for students in need

“At Fargo Public Schools, we collaborate with United Way SO WE CAN meet all of the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. We feel strongly that well-educated students tend to lead better and more successful lives as they move forward.” -Dr. Jeff Schatz, Fargo Public Schools Superintendent LIVE UNITED

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When children don’t have enough support at home, United Way Community Partners fill that gap after school and during the summer months.

The children we serve are our future generation. They’re the kids that are going to be working our jobs someday. They’re going to be the ones making decisions and leading our city and state.

Investing in children early is what we need to do. -UNITED for Education Community Partner

Student takes a break from activities during a summer program coordinated by a United Way Community Partner.


UNITED FOR EDUCATION When you invest with United Way of Cass-Clay you’re investing in the future. In 2013, United Way Cass-Clay convened 25 nonprofit service providers focused on developing a coordinated strategy to tackle the challenges facing our youth. That effort created the UNITED for Education Collaborative. Through this new partnership, we invest in opportunities for children to attend high quality early childhood education experiences that ensure they are prepared for their first day of kindergarten. We invest in school and after school programs that create safe, engaging places for struggling or at-risk children to learn. Finally, we invest in parents to teach them the skills they need to help their children and families succeed. Taken together, United Way’s funding strategy is focused, innovative and research driven.

UNITED WAY INVESTS IN EDUCATION THROUGH THESE FOCUS AREAS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH

OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMMING

PARENT/ GUARDIAN EDUCATION

Community Partners Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council Youth Development Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley / Youth Commission Boys & Girls Club Programming/Youth Commission Scholarship Program Catholic Charities North Dakota Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) CHARISM Build a Neighborhood, Achieve a Dream Fargo Public Schools Even Start Family Literacy Program Fargo Cass Public Health Fargo Cass Nurse Family Partnership Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership Child Care Aware Head Start Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota Youth Court Moorhead Area Public Schools Keys to Kindergarten and Jump Start North Dakota State University Upward Bound South East Education Cooperative Gearing Up for Kindergarten North Dakota Reading Corps SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency (SENDCAA) Child Care Center Children’s Consultation Network

Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals Incredible Years TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics Academy Mobile Fitness Labs The Village Family Service Center Big Brothers Big Sisters Counseling Services Nokomis Child Care Center Truancy Intervention Program YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties YMCA Child Care Scholarships Youthworks of North Dakota Brief Family Counseling Program YWCA Cass Clay A Child’s World

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IMAGINATION LIBRARy 2013 marks the tenth year of providing children with books in the mail through the Imagination Library program. Imagination Library provides children residing in Cass or Clay Counties, ages birth through five, with a free book in the mail each month and sparks a love for reading. Children participating can build a home library of 60 books before they enter kindergarten! As parents are a child’s first teacher, Imagination Library gives parents a fun and easy way to get involved with their child’s early education.

10

2,433

YEARS

CHILDREN

Studies show that 97% of parents surveyed report that the program has encouraged them to read more to and with their children.

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Since 2003, nearly 31,000 children have received books from United Way.

WHAT WE DO

HOW WE DO IT

106,306 BOOKS

Since 2003, over 967,000 books have been sent to local children throughout Cass and Clay Counties.


TESTIMONIAL FROM CHIP OR TRAVIS

Concordia student reads an Imagination Library book to a child during a volunteer event held at a Community Partner child care center.


I feel a weight lifted just a bit knowing my son will have the proper materials to help him learn and grow in his education. He won’t have the distraction or worry every day about whether or not he will have a pencil to use or a backpack to put his things in, unlike his older sister who had to carry her supplies in a plastic bag because we didn’t have money for a backpack. We are grateful for your help! Thank you!

-Parent of a School Supply Drive Recipient

School Supply Drive Volunteer helps distribute backpacks to families in need during the School Supply Drive.


SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE The United Way School Supply Drive provides students in need with a new backpack and grade-appropriate school supplies so they can start school in the fall confident, ready to learn and prepared to succeed. In 2013, we partnered with hundreds of businesses and individuals and engaged more than 450 volunteers to pack and distribute the backpacks and school supplies.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS

BACKPACKS DISTRIBUTED BY ANNUAL INCOME 40% $0-14,999 19% $15,000-24,999 11% $25,000-34,999 $35,000-44,999 6% 24% Over $45,000 or Not Reported

TOP 5 SCHOOLS TO RECeive Backpacks 256 Cheney Middle School (West Fargo) 254 West Fargo High School (West Fargo) 247 Horizon Middle School (Moorhead) 229 Robert Asp Elementary School (Moorhead) 220 Fargo South High School (Fargo)

BACKPACKS DISTRIBUTED BY COUNTY 27% Clay County 73% Cass County 82% of families utilized the federal free & reduced lunch program (self-reported)

BACKPACKS DISTRIBUTED BY GRADE 27% Grades K-2 29% Grades 3-5 21% Grades 6-8 23% Grades 9-12

450+

VOLUNTEERS

Kristina Heggedal, Philanthrophy and Youth Intern

Children from a local day care center held a lemonade stand and used the proceeds to buy new school supplies for students in need.

Volunteers from UPS & Swanson Health Products stepped forward to help transport school supplies. LIVE UNITED

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1 out of 8 people in Cass and Clay Counties

live in poverty That’s 28,121 local people and

6,000 are children. NOT

The SINGLE BIGGEST contributing factor to the achievement gap is RACE GENDER ETHNICITY

IT IS POVERTY.

Children who receive

quality early childhood education

ARE

50%

LESS LIKELY to require special education which saves America BILLIONS in annual education costs.

The state of

North Dakota

spends $10,000 per year

on 1 student and

$39,000 per year on 1 prison inmate.

25%

of our

local adult homeless population had their first experience of homelessness

22 UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO HOW WE DO IT In 2013, United Way produced a video highlighting statistics from our community. The video was widely shared which gave community members the opportunity to learn more about the needs of local individuals and families through these statistics. Details and sources are available at www.unitedwaycassclay.org.

as a child.


The average Reading & Math achievement gap between kids in poverty and ALL kids is

15% across our local school districts.

That means kids in poverty are scoring LOWER on their Math & Reading Assessments These disparities often show as early as the FIRST test a child takes.

North Dakota’s UNEMPLOyMENT RATE

rate is

3.1%

That’s the LOWEST in the nation…

In Cass and Clay Counties there is a SHORTAGE of

18,000 CHILD CARE SLOTS which means it is possible that

18,000 CHILDREN are

WAITING FOR qUALITy CHILD CARE.

The average cost for licensed child care in our community is

$8,000 PER yEAR…PER CHILD. For a family living in poverty, this equates to

yET

13% of our LOCAL population

LIVES IN POVERTy

90%

of a child’s BRAIN is developed BEFORE the age of

5.

1/3 of their TOTAL ANNUAL INCOME (per child). RESEARCH TELLS US

Breaking the cycle of poverty is

POSSIBLE...IF WE FOCUS on the issue of

EDUCATION. LIVE UNITED

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UNITED WAy 35 UNDER 35 OUR MISSION: To MOBILIZE the caring power of women, ENERGIZE & INSPIRE women to make a difference and DEEPEN LEADERSHIP opportunities in the Cass-Clay community for young women.

2013 UNITED WAy 35 UNDER 35 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR & SESSION LEADER: Naomi Schempp

SESSION LEADER: Tonya Stende

SESSION LEADER: Jennifer Narum

SESSION LEADER: Shara Fischer

CO-LEADER: Tiffaney Holm

CO-LEADER: Stephanie Roers

CO-LEADER: Kristen Hintermeyer

Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric, and United Way advocate addresses the 2013 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program participants and community members during her keynote presentation at the final session celebration held at the NDSU Alumni Center.

“IDENTIFYING AND ANALYZING OUR TOP 5 STRENGTHS INCREASED MY CONFIDENCE IN THE SKILLS I CAN CONTRIBUTE TO MY COMPANY.

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SESSION LEADER: Sara Pratt Gjerdevig

SESSION LEADER: Betsy Stadick

CO-LEADER: Jenny Krag

CO-LEADER: Megan Lind

UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY

WHO WE ARE

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW LEADER: Jill Staffne

WHAT WE DO

HOW WE DO IT

IT ALSO OPENED MY EYES TO SOME OF MY SKILLS THAT I MAYBE HAVEN’T BEEN SO CONFIDENT ABOUT AND HAVE NOW BEEN ABLE TO SHARE THOSE WITH MY COLLEAGUES AND ORGANIZATION.” -Katie Froeber, Dynamic Communities, Inc., 2013 Participant


UNITED WAY 35 UNDER 35 2013 UNITED WAY 35 UNDER 35 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PARTICIPANTS Lorael Arnquist, Pitney Bowes Emily Berg, North Dakota State University Kimberly Busch, TMI Hospitality, Inc. Erin Buzick, U.S. Bank Laura Caroon, Frozen Music Studios Photography Emilie DeWitte, Tastefully Simple Kristi Engelstad, F-M Ambulance Service Jen Engquist, Churches United for the Homeless Katie Froeber, Dynamic Communities, Inc. Bobbiann Froemke, Sundog Stephanie Goetz, Valley News Live/Hoak Media Jayne Gust, Sanford Health Ashley Hahn, Intelligent InSites Julia Hell, YWCA Cass Clay Nicole Holden, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau Chrissy Hollermann, Minnesota State University Moorhead Becki Johnson, Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership Beth Nelson, Prairie Heights Community Church Amanda Nygaard, Sundog Melissa Oberlander, Community of Care Caryn Olson, Scheels Lacey Planteen, Region V Community Development Corporation Andrea Rabenberg, Cargill Global Business Services Tiffany Reese Melissa Rydell, Roers Kris Santjer, Essentia Health Heidi Shaffer, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Hannah Sorensen, Thrivent Financial Katie Sullivan, Ulteig Engineers, Inc. Jill Sundheim, Roers Danielle Teigen, FMWF Chamber Kayla Thykeson, Border States Electric Ashley Vangsness, Titan Machinery, Inc. Maggie Walker, Microsoft Jessi Zenker, RDO Equipment Co.

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Each spring, United Way partners with the Fargo Park District and Prairie Public Broadcasting to co-host Share A Story Family Literacy Event. This event encourages caregivers to take an active role in their children’s literacy. Children and families enjoyed a day of storytelling, literacy activities, meeting costumed character Arthur and much more. Last year, the United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program provided over 30 volunteers and helped children make and pick out books, painted faces, and prepared food to ensure a fun afternoon.

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Senior citizen who received help during Day of Caring smiles at the volunteers who spent their afternoon at her home.


DAy OF CARING The 22nd Annual Day of Caring was the largest volunteer event in our history. 1,625 individuals from 113 businesses volunteered their time to assist 389 local senior citizens in their homes. Local seniors requested help with basic housework, from fixing snowblowers to creating paved walkways. They enjoyed an afternoon of companionship as well as help from the caring United Way volunteers.

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BILLBOARD SPONSORS United Way of Cass-Clay offers a unique corporate sponsorship opportunity to participate in a co-branding experience.

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In 2013, 23 billboards featured their employees and products demonstrating what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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WE LIVE UNITED Making Life Better Gate City Bank is a Member of the FDIC

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Visit us in historic downtown Fargo!

Alerus Financial American Crystal Sugar Company Bell State Bank & Trust Bobcat Company-Doosan Border States Electric Coldwell Banker First Realty Cornerstone Bank Family Wellness First International Bank & Trust Gate City Bank John Deere Electronic Solutions (2) Microsoft Ramada Plaza & Suites (2) Rasmussen College Sanford Health Scheels Spectrum Aeromed Swanson Health Products Titan Machinery, Inc. TMI Hospitality, Inc. Xcel Energy West Acres

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MAy DAy BASKETS OF BOOKS On May 1, members of the Women’s Leadership Council brought baskets full of books to celebrate May Day and United Way’s ten year partnership with the Imagination Library program. They visited local home and center based child care centers, passed out books to each child, and spent time reading their favorite books to the children.

Created in 2001, the mission of the United Way of Cass-Clay Women’s Leadership Council is to create a powerful network of women who strengthen our community through investments of: • Leadership • Fundraising • Community Service Women who give an annual gift of $600 or more or a combined annual gift of $1,200 with a spouse or partner are considered members of Women’s Leadership.

2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CHAIR: Carol Weber, UPS Lisa Artz, Choice Financial Group Marti Jensen, Border States Electric Jade Rosenfeldt, Vogel Law Firm Dr. Melissa McCulley, McCulley Optix Gallery Jodi Heilman, Sundog Sherri Schmidt, NDSU Alumni Association Dr. Stephanie Roers, Summit Chiropractic Kara Kalbus, Evolution1, Inc. Tamara Anderson, Dale Carnegie Business Group Dawn Lahlum, Park Co. Realtors Judy Foss, Microsoft Susan Jarvis, Sanford Health Jenna Johnson, Family Wellness Adrienne Olson, John Deere Electronic Solutions Danielle Paulus, Roers

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Each summer, women gather together for a friendly round of golf, embracing wacky outfits, donating supplies to the School Supply Drive and having a whole lot of fun. This year included a sunny day, a costume contest and hundreds of donated supplies to help students in need.

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Erin Gruwell, a teacher, education activist and the visionary that began the Freedom Writers Diary movement, shared heart-wrenching and uplifting stories and encouraged women to support students in our community. This was the largest event in Women’s Leadership Council history.

“Ordinary people can do extraordinary things and it’s through asking for help, stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks. Thank you for listening to an ordinary teacher tell the stories of extraordinary kids. Each one of us has the opportunity to change the lives of students in our community and they each have a story.” -Erin Gruwell, Teacher, Education Activist and the 2013 Women’s Leadership Luncheon Keynote Speaker LIVE UNITED 31


BE THE ONE CAMPAIGN In 2013, we asked our community to BE THE ONE for our United Way campaign. Over the course of the year, we had thousands of people across our community take that to heart by donating to and volunteering for United Way. Person by person and company by company individuals collaborated and took on the responsibility to partner with United Way to improve the lives of people across our community. “Be the ONE” became a movement that raised over $5.3 million for the men, women and children in need in our community. I have learned that United Way is much more than a fundraising organization—in collaboration with its Community Partners, it will continue to focus on supporting EDUCATION, INCOME STABILITY, HEALTH and BASIC NEEDS on a daily basis. It was an honor to be a part of this year’s campaign and it will be one of the highlights of my life. Thank you to all of you for creating this memory and helping to accomplish our goal. I also want to express my gratitude to all the volunteers, donors, Corporate Partners, nonprofit agencies, and United Way team that made this year’s campaign so successful. Without everyone’s hard work and collaboration we would not have been able to create the opportunities to lift our community up. Thank you to everyone who is willing to BE THE ONE with United Way! Jeff Thomas, Cornerstone Bank, 2013 United Way Campaign Chair

2013 CAMPAIGN ExECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

2013 CHAIR: Jeff Thomas, Cornerstone Bank 2014 CHAIR: Sheriff Paul Laney, Cass County 2015 CHAIR: Tonya Stende, Dale Carnegie Business Group

2013 CAMPAIGN CABINET

Kayce Halley, Eide Bailly LLP Lisa Helbling, TMI Hospitality, Inc. Charley Johnson, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau Kurtis Karn, Discovery Benefits Shelly Kegley, Bell State Bank & Trust Tracy Konickson Meckler, FMWF Chamber Heather Konschak, West Fargo Public Schools Lynne Kovash, Moorhead Area Public Schools Joe Martin, Caterpillar Reman Drivetrain Dr. Kevin McCaul, North Dakota State University Jesika McCauley, Globe University Susie McDonald, Eide Bailly LLP Sgt. Tara Morris, Cass County

Dave Anderson, Sanford Health Deneen Axtman, Cornerstone Bank Erica Chaffee, Wells Fargo Travis Christopher, Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council Deputy Chief Pat Claus, City of Fargo Kristin Dehmer, Moorhead Area Public Schools Greg Diehl, Emergency Food Pantry Hali Durand, Cass County Shara Fischer, Alerus Financial Belinda Forknell, Bobcat Company-Doosan Beth Gardner, Black Gold Farms Craig Graf, John Deere Electronic Solutions 32 UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY

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John Nelson, Fargo Public Schools Jamey Pesek, Gate City Bank Michael Redlinger, City of Moorhead Ryan Roshau, Wells Fargo Carmen Schroeder, City of West Fargo Angie Scoville, Western State Bank John Smith-Coppes, Rasmussen College Jason Stein, Border States Electric Bryan Thygeson, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District Dr. David Wahlberg, Minnesota State University Moorhead Craig Whitney, FMWF Chamber Karen Witzel, Spherion Staffing Emmett Worth, Gate City Bank Ben Zietz, Dawson Insurance


CAMPAIGN AWARDS 2013 Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year (100 employees or less)

2013 Outstanding Loaned Executive of the Year

2013 Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year (100-499 employees)

2013 BEST LEADERS IN GIVING CAMPAIGN (100 employees or less)

Melissa Krystosek, Dawson Insurance

Kimberly Bomstad, Jamie Fay, Elise Siverson, Katie Sonsthagen, Anne Stoll, Roger Willers, Sara Wohl, Eide Bailly LLP

2013 Employee Campaign Coordinators of the Year (500 or more employees) Shelly Peterson, Katie Kuker, Megan Johnson, Gary Weinberger, Amanda Wyland, Katie Jankowski, Sharon Schmalz, Karen DeWandeler, Sharlene Wohl, Ali Al-Kaabi, Rita Hilderbrandt, Kathy Vega, Jason Tomlinson, Susan Vandrovec, John Deere Electronic Solutions 2013 Outstanding Account Executive of the Year John Nelson, Fargo Public Schools

2013 Donath Campaign Award of Excellence

Michelle Bashir, Kelsey Brovick, Amanda Christopherson, Ashley Coalwell, Kathy Dahl, Deidra Dick, Cathy Faltersack, Diana Hanson, Katherine Howland, Jim Johnson, Krissy Noonan, Paul Tebben, Krista Timm, Paloma Ramos Davila, Florence Savaugeau, Delton Steele, Julie Steiner, Anne Wang, Ashley Yochim, Melissa Zastrow, U.S. Bank

Roxann Hanson, Tecton Products LLC

Largest percent increase in donors giving $600 or more Cornerstone Bank

2013 BEST LEADERS IN GIVING CAMPAIGN (100-499 employees) TMI Hospitality, Inc.

2013 BEST LEADERS IN GIVING CAMPAIGN (500 or more employees) John Deere Electronic Solutions

2013 BEST FIRST TIME CAMPAIGN TrueNorth Steel

YOUTH LIVING UNITED AWARD

Kristina Heggedal, Philanthropy and Youth Intern

In memory of a devoted United Way volunteer, the Frederick W. Donath Campaign Award of Excellence honors an organization with an outstanding commitment to United Way. U.S. Bank increased their giving by over 20% from 2012. Their energetic and engaged committee offered creative ways to get employees involved such as offering appreciation grams and volunteering for School Supply Drive and Day of Caring. To celebrate their achievements, members of the senior management team, including U.S. Bank Community Bank President, Delton Steele, got “pie-d” for United Way.

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VOLUNTEERS 2013 ACCOUNT AND LOANED ExECUTIVES Each year, United Way utilizes volunteers who assist our team in promoting the annual campaign to current and potential businesses by organizing meetings with local community leaders. These volunteers build relationships and maintain communication throughout the United Way campaign. *Served as both Account & Loaned Executive volunteerser Joe Ackerland, Bell State Bank & Trust Diane Anderson, Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co., PLLP Jodi Armstrong, Border States Electric* Kristina Astrup, Discovery Benefits Randy Barnhardt, Cargill Global Business Services Aaron Becher, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Jonny Berg, Bell State Bank & Trust Scott Berg, Choice Financial Group Zaundra Bina, The Village Family Service Center Mary Bommersbach, Sammons Financial Group* Eric Braun, Bell State Bank & Trust Darwin Braunagel, Eide Bailly LLP Chris Brusseau, Alerus Financial Lisa Bue, TMI Hospitality, Inc. Elizabeth Buethner, Serco Global Services Kriss Burns, Volt Workforce Solutions* Matt Bushard, Bell State Bank & Trust Jeannie Camarillo, Anne Carlson Center Betsy Christianson, Titan Machinery, Inc. Adam Dellaneva, Discovery Benefits Richard De-Souza, Wells Fargo Dani Dingmann, Bobcat Company-Doosan Denise Doeling, Border States Electric Jeremy Donais, NAPASOL 34 UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY

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Jonathan Donnelly, Bell State Bank & Trust Kyla DuBord, Microsoft Jaci Duesterhoeft, Lawrence & Schiller TeleServices & Lands Health Andy Dunphy, Country Financial Tyler Ebnet, Marco, Inc.* Craig Ehrmantraut, Cornerstone Bank Katie Jo Flint, Scheels Jill Forde, Bell State Bank & Trust John Friend, O'Day Management, Inc.* Bobbiann Froemke, Sundog Robert Gallup, Integreon Natalie Ganske, Wells Fargo Carrie Gill, Titan Machinery, Inc. Faye Gramlow, Coldwell Banker First Realty Jane Grant-Shambaugh, Concordia College Ryan Grussing, Cornerstone Bank Jayne Gust, Sanford Health Matthew Hallaway, Alerus Financial Jim Hambrick, Starion Financial Joe Hamm, The Village Family Service Center Roxann Hanson, Tecton Products LLC Kyle Haugland, BlackRidgeBANK* Nathan Hausmann, Bell State Bank & Trust Jen Helland, Wells Fargo Jess Helvik, Bremer Bank Dale Hetland, Starion Financial Dan Huber, Serco Global Services Joshua Huffman, The Village Family Service Center Cody Ingeman, U.S. Bank Lauren Jansson, Discovery Benefits Josh Jaster, Gate City Bank Carl Johnson, Cornerstone Bank Becki Johnson, Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.* Jenni Kirchhevel, BlackRidgeBANK Tyler Klose, Border States Electric Jill Kroenke, Cargill Credit & Cash Management Amy Lahren, The Village Family Service Center WHAT WE DO

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Morrie Lanning Kyle Larson, Bell State Bank & Trust Jennifer Lein, Choice Financial Group* Derrick Lewis, Bell State Bank & Trust Stacie Loegering, FirstLink Robby Lundbohm, Starion Financial Melissa Lynn, Bell State Bank & Trust Lindsay Mack, Titan Machinery, Inc.* David K. Martin, Choice Financial Group Mary Mertens, North Dakota Farmers Union Reid Messerschmidt, Discovery Benefits Jackie Meyer, Marco, Inc. Kylie Mitchell, Forum Communications Rob Neuteboom, Rasmussen College David Newman, The Village Family Service Center Deb Nordby, Park Co. Realtors Brittany Nordick, Discovery Benefits Patrick Novak, Border States Electric Kara Odegaard, Rape & Abuse Crisis Center Helio Oliveira, Titan Machinery Inc. Nicole Olson, Discovery Benefits Larry Ornberg AJ Ouradnik, Country Financial Laura Paulson Solum, Ramada Plaza & Suites Amelia Pirkl, PARExEL International Lee Pratschner, Wells Fargo Sunny Prudhomme, The Village Family Service Center Meg Pulkrabek, Bethany Retirement Living Kristi Richman, Microsoft Laura Roerick, The Village Family Service Center Ryan Rued, Alerus Financial Dave Rygh, Eide Bailly LLP Eddie Scheeley, Choice Financial Group Abby Schmidt, Discovery Benefits Ann Schoenberg, Cornerstone Bank* Elise Siverson, Eide Bailly LLP Rob Smith, Wells Fargo Hannah Sorensen, Thrivent Financial


EVENTS Taya Spelhaug, North Dakota State College of Science* Brent Srejma, Bank of the West Jake Starkey, Discovery Benefits Rena Stenseth, Choice Financial Group* Nicole Such Ashe, North Dakota State College of Science Katie Sullivan, Ulteig Engineers, Inc. Diane Svaleson, Nash Finch Company Mona Tedford, Bremer Bank Danielle Teigen, FMWF Chamber Dale Terry, Wells Fargo Cora Turner, Homewood Suites by Hilton Melissa Vein, Rasmussen College Gary Weinberger, John Deere Electronic Solutions Mike Wickham, Starion Financial Kevin Widerstrand, Wells Fargo Jackie Williams, The 11th Hours Darla Willoughby, United Sugars Corporation Katie Winje, Bell State Bank & Trust Jason Wisniewski, John Deere Electronic Solutions* Traci Zuhlsdorf, The Village Family Service Center

HORNBACHER’S GOBBLE IT UP FOR UNITER WAy $5 LUNCH Each summer, Hornbacher’s partners with United Way to serve a delicious $5 lunch including a Jennie-O hot turkey sandwich, Frito Lay chips, Pepsi or Aquafina products and a Kemps frozen treat. The 6th Annual event raised over $20,500. Nearly 100 volunteers at six different Hornbacher’s locations served lunches and encouraged passerbys to join in and support our community!

ROERS CHILI FEED FOR UNITED WAy In 2013, Roers designated all proceeds from their Annual Chili Feed to United Way. Over 50 chili recipes were served including all of the fixings, cornbread and dessert. This year over $21,000 was raised through their efforts!

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INVESTORS & VOLUNTEERS ExECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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CHAIR: David Berg, American Crystal Sugar Company CHAIR ELECT: Mark Jensen, Concordia College VICE CHAIR: Louise Dardis, FHI360 TREASURER: Michelle Killoran, Scheels

CHAIR: Mark Jensen, Concordia College Lucas Brodeur, Hope Lutheran Church Babs Coler, Globe University Brenda Cornell, Job Service North Dakota Josh Malnourie, Pamela O'Neill, Essentia Health Eddie Sheeley, Choice Financial Group Jeff Tornow, Scheels

SCHOOL SUPPLy DRIVE

CHAIR: Pat Kotta, Gate City Bank Mary Bommersbach, Sammons Financial Group Penny Crowder, Dawson Insurance Barb Grabar, Fraser, Ltd. Brook Spaulding, Park Christian School Kevin Spaulding, Summit Group Software Bradley Storm, West Fargo Public Schools

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CHAIR: Joel Vettel, City of Fargo Doug Hamilton, Prairie Public Broadcasting Paul Finstad, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Rock Messerschmidt, Bell State Bank & Trust Evelyn Quigley, Retired

CHAIR: Michelle Killoran, Scheels Dan Armbrust, Dawson Insurance Brian Becker, Border States Electric Patrick Chaffee, Bell State Bank & Trust Randy Johnson, Titan Machinery, Inc. Todd Olson, Gate City Bank Michelle Schumacher, Microsoft Wendy Simek, O’Day Management, Inc. Becky Walen, U.S. Bank

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CHAIR: Thomas Dawson, Dawson Insurance Erica Chaffee, Wells Fargo Brian Hayer, Warner and Company Michelle Killoran, Scheels Nick Killoran, Great North Insurance Company Tammy Miller, Border States Electric

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The Corporate Partners recognized on the following pages made investments in United Way through corporate gifts and/or provided their employees with the opportunity to give to United Way. The individuals listed served as the Employee Campaign Coordinators that organized and led campaigns within their workplace. We thank you! 702 Communications AAA North Dakota Gene LaDoucer Abbott Labratories Adams Development Travis Toliver Adcentives Advanced Auto Body & Glass Advanced Business Methods Tari Wieers Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S) Advanced Technology Services Aevenia, Inc. Mackenzie Severance AgCountry Farm Credit Services David Anderson Alerus Financial Caileen Heuertz Missy Keney Jeri McQuade Amanda Salisbury Heather Sellden Allstate Insurance American Crystal Sugar Company David Berg Beth Halvorson Scott Johnson Diane Rheault Larry Ronsberg

American Federal Bank Tanya Gronewald American Red Cross, Minn-Kota Chapter AmeriPride Services Inc. Peggy Knudson Amity Technology LLC Carol Riedinger Anderson & Fercho, PLLC Anderson Dental Appraisal Services, Inc. Marit Ericksmoen Deb Pierce The Arc of Cass County Jenny Schill Arc West Central Donna Atherton Arntson Stewart Wegner PC AstraZeneca AT&T Communications Auto-Owners Insurance, Inc. Carol Blakslee Jenna Rudnick Bagan Strinden Vision Connie Erickson Bank of America Bank of the West Jessica Staehr Elissa Waasdorp Bayer CropScience Bell State Bank & Trust Julie Peterson Klein Amy Wolf Benefit Specialists Bennett Financial Services Bergseth Bros. Co., Inc. Kelly Lang Best Buy Co. Bethany Retirement Living Grant Richardson Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church Roxanne West


Beverage Wholesalers - Minnkota Ann Evenson BlackRidge Financial BlackRidgeBANK Mark Anderson Jenni Kirchevel Blue Cross Blue Shield - MN BCBSND/Noridian Jessica Cruz Stacy Devig Michael Hagen Sadie Reiniger Doris Skrove Michelle Trelstad BNG Holdings Inc. BNSF Railway Ralph Richardson Bobcat Company-Doosan Tina Amerman Deborah Hanson Amanda Johanneck Toni Planteen Border States Electric Megan Wilschewski Border States Paving, Inc. Keith Brokke Boulger Funeral Home Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council Travis Christopher Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley Branick Industries, Inc. Nicole Norberg Bremer Bank Shannon Lavin Matthew Telste Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Brown & Saenger Lori Wambach Building Products Inc.

Busch Agricultural Resources, LLC Tony Rosing Business Essentials Butler Machinery Company Kellie Cossette Anne Zimiga Stephanie Muxfeldt Camrud-Foss Concrete Construction, Inc. Capital Credit Union Cardinal IG Jenni Lubbers Cargill Credit & Cash Management Amy Miller Natalie McLaen Cargill Global Business Services Sonia Lemke Andrea Rabenberg Cargill Oilseed Processing Carpet World Case New Holland - Fargo Plant Peggy Hayes Cash Wise Foods Tim Rhode Cass County Hilda Gartner Tara Morris Cindy Stoick Cass County Abstract Company Arlene Kostelecky Cass County Electric Cooperative Karen Egeberg Catalyst Medical Center Emily Richard Caterpillar Reman Drive Train Joe Martin Carla McGarry Catherine Tufte, Ltd. Catholic Charities North Dakota Sue Dokken CCRI, Inc. Andrea Ryan

Centre for Hair & Wellness CenturyLink CHARISM Choice Financial Group Kristina Holtgard David Martin Eddie Sheeley Christianson’s Business Furniture Kimberly Christianson CHS Sunflower Churches United for the Homeless City of Fargo Teresa Ash Tina Berger Pat Claus Brenda Derrig Bob Getz Sharon Johnson Jodi Kosienski Jasmine Markusen Dawn Mayo Virginia Mueller Kathy Redfield Chris Rose Lawrence Schuh Carol Sexton Jennifer Smedshammer Steve Sprauge Joan Stading Teresa Steiner Dennis Walaker Clay Whittlesey Melissa Wolf City of Moorhead Becky Janhke Jill Wenger City of West Fargo Carmen Schroeder Clay County Kimberly Savageau Clinical Supplies Management Coaches Choice

Coldwell Banker First Realty Nate Callens Cole Papers, Inc. Courtney Buchholz Community Living Services, Inc. Michael Young Community of Care Concorde General Agency, Inc. Mark Usselman Concordia College PJ Hines Odile Streed Conmy Feste Ltd. Anna Schultz CoreLink Administrative Solutions Angie Edenborg Angela Hagen Mandi Hanson Maggie Heinle Susan Johnson Erik Kiesz Mary Mattson Terry Rensvold Cornerstone Bank Melissa Stewart Corwin Wilson Management LLP Judy Hausmann Costco Alice Krantz Crane Johnson Lumber Company Culinex Barb Johnson Cummins NPower, LLC Jane Livingston Curt’s Lock and Key Service, Inc. Dacotah Paper Co. Gary Pedersen Dakota Refrigeration, Inc. Stacy Dvorak Dakota Real Estate Investment Trust Dakota Specialty Milling, Inc. LIVE UNITED 37


INVESTORS & VOLUNTEERS Dakota Supply Group RoxAnne Friese Dakota Warehouse DakTech, Inc. Douglas Eaton Dale Carnegie Business Group Datacard Group Dawson Insurance Melissa Krystosek Delta Airlines Design Direction Dex One DFC Consultants, Ltd. Erin Horst Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools Discovery Benefits Jessica Shawn Diversified Contractors Dixon Insurance, Inc. Jenise Longtine DMS Health Technologies Samantha McGregor Don’s Car Wash Dorsey & Whitney LLP Doublewood Inn & Conference Center Amanda Blotsky Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Dr. David K. Tranby Drewes & Horab, Accountants E. Kent Shirley, DDS Eide Bailly LLP Kimberly Bomstad Jamie Fay Elise Siverson Katie Sonsthagen Anne Stoll Amber Vogel 38

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Roger Willers Sara Wohl Enterprise Rent-A-Car Enventis Valerie Schwantes Erik Hatch LLC Essentia Health Karen Engelter Evolution1, Inc. Ashley Holst Sarah Sakrison Family Wellness Jordan McCormick Fargo Freightliner Fargo Glass and Paint Co. Wade Bakke Eileen Karels Fargo Hose Company Fargo Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau Fargo Moorhead Human Resources Association FMWF Chamber Gail Petersen Fargo Public Schools Eileen Bachmeier Todd Bertsch Tricia Bry David Burkman Patricia Chadwick Nick Christianson Debbie Clapp Anne Conway Andrew Dahlen Silvia Dekrey Jill Erickson Cathy Evenson Linda Faulkner Tricia Bry David Burkman Patricia Chadwick Nick Christianson Debbie Clapp WHO WE ARE

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Anne Conway Andrew Dahlen Silvia Dekrey Jill Erickson Cathy Evenson Linda Faulkner Lori Feist Jennifer Frueh Mary Beth Goulet Jerry Hanson Scott Hanson Julie Huebner Jamison Jensen Kari Klingman Brad Larson Cindy Nelson John Nelson Mary Schaefer Carole Schalow Jolene Schue Mark Seeba Judy Seibel Carolyn Shook Mary Stoltman Yolanda Swenson Fargo Trailer Center Fargo’s Finest Auto Body Shop FARGODOME Susan Thompson FEDEx Lynn Dulum FGOH2O, Inc Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co., PLLP Jeanne Curry First Community Credit Union First International Bank & Trust, N. A. Barb Bougie Michelle Herrly Kristi Krebs First Lutheran Church Christy Schilling

FirstLink Flament-Ulmen, Inc. Flint Communications, Inc. Kathryn Berg Floor to Ceiling Carpet One F-M Ambulance Service / Ready Wheels Kristi Engelstad Stephanie Winterquist FM Dorothy Day House of Hospitality F-M Forklift Sales & Service, Inc. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Aaron Becher Forum Communications Printing Laura Feldner Foss Architecture & Interiors Fraser, Ltd. Jacqueline McMillan Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Frontier Trust Andie Hensler G&O Insulation Co. Gap Gate City Bank Bonnie Baumgardner Travis Bryan Emmett Worth Gateway Chevrolet Cadillac Hyundai Nissan Tessa Larson General Electric General Equipment & Supplies Theresa Keimig George Wyum Real Estate Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons GlaxoSmithKline Glik’s Glyndon Farms Co. Goldmark Property Management Dale Hellevang Gompf Displays Gordman’s GPK Products, Inc.


Great North Insurance Services, LLC Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Libby Larson Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Guardian, Fiduciary & Advocacy Services H2M Marketing Hallett Financial Group Hannaher’s, Inc. Harland Financial Solutions Harmon Glass Doctorctor Haugen Masonry Contractors Heartland Trust Company Sheryl Bernier Hektner Lybeck Erickson Insurance Herberger’s Amanda Huseby Suzann Sampson Hershey HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization) Hertz Rent-A-Car hibu HMB Tax & Consulting Inc. Maurice Borud Holiday Inn Express Mary Rolle Holiday Inn of Fargo Amanda Houston Hope Lutheran Church Tara Thiel Horn Plastics, Inc. Melissa Gadberry Hornbacher’s Sarah Davies Jon Iverson Terri Manske Michael Readel Nashel Rick Michael Simmons Derek Sway

Hospice of the Red River Valley Deb Gemar Beth Haseltine Houston Engineering Sara Hatlen IBM Corporation Ihry Insurance Agency, Inc. Image Group Architecture & Interiors Anne Hruby INDIGO Signworks, Inc. Industrial Builders, Inc. Stacy Larson Integreon Intelligent InSites Ashley Hahn JCPenney Co., Inc. Sarah Landman Jeff’s Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Jensen’s Decorating, Inc. Job Service of North Dakota Brenda Cornell John Deere Electronic Solutions Shelly Peterson Katie Kuker Megan Johnson Gary Weinberger Amanda Wyland Katie Jankowski Sharon Schmalz Karen DeWandeler Sharlene Wohl Ali Al-Kaabi Rita Hildebrandt Kathy Vega Jason Tomlinson Susan Vandrovec John J. Pollard, DDS, PC Johnsen Trailer Sales, Inc. Johnson Law Office PC Johnstone Supply Doug Johnson

K & T Irrigation, Inc. Kadrmas Lee and Jackson, Inc. Diana Barta Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Kellogg Company Kindred Plumbing & Heating Kinetic Leasing, Inc. Knight Printing Bonnie Novak Kohl’s Korsmo Funeral Service KVLY-TV/KXJB-TV Ronald Westrick Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc. Lori Ward Land O’ Lakes Milk Lavelle Company Dave Nathe Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Gregg Trautwein Lexstar Realty Lisa Rudnick Lillestol Research LLC Amy Kobrinsky Lunde Lincoln Mazda GEM/KIA of Fargo Noreen Hegney Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Cindy Arneson Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota Linda Matthews M.I.G. Holdings, Inc./Martin Investment Group Macy’s Amanda Voss Magellan Pipeline Company Magnum Logistics Companies Penny Barnett Marco, Inc. Marcus Corporation

Maring Williams Law Office PC Nichole Wold Matrix Properties Pamela Silseth McCulley Optix Gallery McDonald and Gruchalla DDS, PC Media Productions Lee Massey Medica Meinecke-Johnson Company Merck Pharmaceuticals Mexican Village Michael J. Burns Architects, Ltd. Microsoft Judy Foss Mid-America Aviation Randall Herman Mid America Steel, Inc. John Simonson Midcontinent Communications Stephanie Melgaard Mary Zoss Mills Fleet Farm Minnesota Management & Budget - State of Minnesota Minnesota State University Moorhead Deb Lewis Minnkota EnviroServices, Inc. Monsanto Company Christine Moore Moore Engineering Paige Kostelecky Moorhead Area Public Schools Kristin Dehmer Lynne Kovash Mortenson Construction Nash Finch Company Diane Svaleson Nationwide Insurance Natural Environments Landscaping, Inc.

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INVESTORS & VOLUNTEERS NDSCS - Skills & Technology Training Center Taya Spelhaug Network Center, Inc. Angie Ryan New Life Center Rob Swiers New york Life Insurance Company Nilles Law Firm Nodak Mutual Insurance Company Ann Shipley North Dakota State University Char Goodyear Northern Crops Institute Northern Improvement Sarah Torpen Northern Plains Steel Company Brandon Dick Northern States Supply, Inc. Northern Technologies, Inc. Northwest Truck & Trailers, Inc. O’Day Management, Inc. John Friend OfficeMax, Inc. Ohnstad Twichell, P.C. Chris McShane OK Tire Stores Don Meronuck Olaf Anderson Construction, Inc. Oneok Foundation O’Reilly Auto Parts Otter Tail Corporation Mary Roppe Otto’s Welding Shop Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. Park Co. Realtors Valerie Fiske Pediatric Therapy Partners 40 UNITED WAY OF CASS-CLAY

Pedigree Technologies Mary Hansen Pepsi Beverages Company Shelly Johnson Peterson Mechanical, Inc. Prairie Public Broadcasting Kirstin Lindbery Prairie St. John’s Michelle Parkinson Preference Personnel, Inc. Kelly Halvorson The Prescription Shop Principal Financial Group Sheri Peterson R & G Shoes John Green Radisson Hotel Sara Hauschulz Ramada Plaza & Suites Andrew Olson Laura Paulson Solum Kim Wastweet Ramsey National Bank & Trust Co. Patrick Lorenson Rape & Abuse Crisis Center Nancy Boyle Rasmussen College Mackenzie Wiest RBC Wealth Management REACH RealTruck Inc. Matt Heinzen Rebuilding Together, Inc. Record Keepers LLC Red River Commodities, Inc. Brenda Ihry Red River Human Services Foundation Phyllis Briss Red River Valley Dental Access Project Reliance Transportation RHI Supply Refrigeration-Heating Inc. WHO WE ARE

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HOW WE DO IT

Rigels, Inc. Roadway Services, Inc. Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. McKenzie Taylor Robert V. Toutges, DDS PA RockTenn Rockwell Sales Offices Rodenburg Law Office Julie Chapman Roers Construction & Development, Inc. Roger M. Olson Charitable Trust Ronald P. McClure, DDS Rooter’s Bar Rural Minnesota CEP Salvation Army Sammons Financial Group Suzette Klose Sandy’s Tax Service Sanford Health Jennifer Gjestvang Kelly Rotar Carly Willson Scheels Caryn Olson Brenna Pratt Christy Schauer Luke Torgerson Jeff Tornow Schwab Charitable Fund Serco Global Services, LLC Serkland Law Firm Robert Moats ShareHouse, Inc. Sarah Holcomb Roberta Pytlik Lisa Trudeau Shultz & Associates Siemens SimplexGrinnell South Central Adult Services Council Inc. Southpointe Pharmacy

Southeast Human Service Center Robert Hendrickson SouthEastern ND Community Action Agency Katie Morish Spectrum Aeromed Tammy Enright Jodi Haekenkamp Spectrum Marketing Spherion Staffing Brenda Johnson Sports City Starion Financial Kari Blaskowski State Bank of Hawley Emily Hagen State Farm Insurance State of North Dakota Sandra Bilstad Stefanson Law Office Stein’s, Inc. Beverly Tritchler Strande Investment Planning Services Straus Clothing Stryker Instruments Stuart C. Irby Co. Summit Group Software Melissa Aus Betsy Stadick Sundog Dani Krolak Sungold Foods, Inc. Brenda Ihry Suntana Health Center Swanson Health Products Shannon Eidenschink Sweeney Cleaners Inc. T & W Agri Services Taco John’s Target


Tecton Products LLC Chris Barta Roxann Hanson Darla Helgeson Ted’s Northport Tesoro Terry Moe, DDS Thermal Energy Products Inc. Thomas L. Elliott CPA Titan Machinery, Inc. Jason Anderson Kyle Fuglesten Randy Johnson Mark Kalvoda BJ Knutson Jim Lilleberg Ashley Vangsness TMI Hospitality, Inc. Melissa Hughes TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics Touch Love Center Town & Country Credit Union Trail King Industries, Inc. Ryan Erkenbrack Trane Company Trinity Lutheran Church Sue Ellingson Tronsgard & Sullivan, DDS, PC TRS Industries Joy Cossette TrueIT TrueNorth Steel Barb Bigger Turman & Lang Ltd. U.S. Bank Michelle Bashir Kelsey Brovick Amanda Christopherson Ashley Coalwell Kathy Dahl Deidra Dick Cathy Faltersack Diana Hanson

Katherine Howland Jim Johnson Krissy Noonan Paul Tebben Krista Timm Paloma Ramos Davila Florence Savaugeau Delton Steele Julie Steiner Anne Wang Ashley Yochim Melissa Zastrow UESCO Group Ali Pylka Ulteig Engineers, Inc. Cathy Green Matt Hanson Union State Bank Tahralee Sauvageau Unisys United Blood Services Andrea Kaspari-Gadberry United Health Group United Sugars Corporation Jenna Frost United Way of Cass-Clay, Inc. University of Mary UPS Valero Services, Inc. Valley Alignment & Repair Valley Dental Center, PC Valley Imports, Inc. Valley Veterinary Hospital Vanity Jessica Johnson VEI Global Vibra Hospital Darlene Pich The Village Family Service Center Gail Prudhomme VMC Consulting Corporation Vocation Training Center, Inc.

Vogel Law Firm Amy Bush Volt Technical Resources Kriss Burns Emily Lauinger Walgreens LTD Wallwork Truck Center Jennifer Herbrandson Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Wanzek Construction, Inc. Warner and Company Insurance Jessica Ebeling WDAY, Inc. Wells Fargo Natalie Ganske Lisa Jackson Jason Pratt Ryan Roshau Dale Terry Welu Dental Laboratory WENCK Associates West Acres Development, LLP West Fargo Public Schools Heather Konschak West Fargo Youth Services West Orthodontics Western Products, Inc. Mary Jameson Western State Bank Angie Scoville Widmer Roel PC Lana Rensvold William’s Company Wimmer’s Diamonds Bob Lunneborg Wright Funeral Home Xcel Energy Susan Gernhardt Terry Thorstensen YHR Partners YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Anna Hagen

Youthworks Jessica Fleck YWCA Cass Clay Sarah Slagg Zerr Berg Architects, Inc. Ashley Demers

THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY INVESTOR FOR AN INCREDIBLE 2013!

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It’s more than a shirt–it is making a commitment to partner with United Way to help those in need and bring about social change in our community. More than 1,650 LIVE UNITED shirts were sold and 55 businesses and organizations joined in our 2nd Annual LIVE UNITED Tshirt Day. Thank you for participating! These people don’t just wear the shirt, they live it!


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