July 2024

Quack Quack!

Duck Race tickets are available now! When you purchase #duckrace2024 tickets, you are supporting the Columbus Area United Way and all of our incredible partner agencies around our local community.

Winners of the Duck Race walk away with some amazing prizes!

There's still time to invest in Colfax County!

There are so many reasons to support your local United Way...and a whole lot of them live in Colfax County!

Now through the end of this month, your campaign donations go directly to supporting services in Colfax County. Every dollar counts.

Let's make a difference together!


Psssst....stay tuned for Campaign 2024 news. The goals have been set, and the Pacesetter Companies are starting their engines.

Olga's Shop

Have you heard of Olga's Shop in Schuyler? It's amazing! Stop over in their new coffee shop and take a look around. A portion of July proceeds go to support CAUW because Olga is an #iPLEDGE supporter!


Daniels Produce

Daniels Produce stands are open and full of delicious summer foods. When you get your tomatoes, corn, and watermelon from them, you're also doing good in your community! A portion of sales support CAUW through their #iPLEDGE membership.

Bonus: they have a new location at Wunderlich's in Columbus!

Check them out!


Applied Connective

Achieve peak security, efficiency, and profitability.

That’s what your organization can expect when you join forces with world-class experts in IT, cyber security, and more. Applied Connective is an #iPLEDGE supporter which means you get a clutch IT Team AND you're supporting your local CAUW at the same time.

Check them out!


Shae Spitz- exp Realty

The real estate market is wild right now. Don't face it alone! Whether you're buying or selling, Shae Spitz can help! Bonus: she gives a portion of her transactions to CAUW...so when you do home with Shae, you're also giving back to your community!

Check her out!


Join the #iPLEDGE movement!

The #iPLEDGE movement is for you, too! It's designed for small business owners who want to make a difference in their community, using the resources they have at their disposal! If you're interested (or even just curious!) please let us know! We'd love to have you join us for 2024!


Introducing Kate Withers, the newest member of the CAUW Team!

Fun facts about Kate: Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family and her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Please help us welcome her aboard!

We're hiring!

Columbus Area United Way is currently hiring for two positions!

Resource Development Assistant Director

Engage business leaders and communicate the value of Columbus Area United Way's work in the community and the value to companies in running a workplace campaign. Position will connect campaign volunteers and as well as develop strong partnerships with companies helping them plan, coordinate and execute successful and engaging fundraising efforts through financial pledging, special event planning and support, and corporate giving.

Learn More

Hey Bridgebuilders and Leadership Givers, did you get your invitation in the mail? Don't forget to RSVP for our "Thank You" dinner on July 15th. We hope to see you there!

Hope Freshour - Executive Director



Jo Suess - Development Director



Tammy Bichlmeier - Central Navigator


Roberta Miksch - Collective Impact Director


Bellyni Maldonado - Bilingual Community Response Coach


Reghan Kabes - Navigation Assistant and Coach


Sarah Lindberg- Program/Data Coordinator


Shelly Steffensmeier - Fiscal Assistant


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