Rounding the halfway point of the 2018 Campaign, United Way of Midland County has reported pledges of $2,399,083. These pledges represent 51% of the overall $4,700,000 campaign goal.

Members First Credit Union surprised both staff and United Way representatives by donating $10,000 to the 2018 Campaign during their biannual Make A Difference Day. MFCU’s Make A Difference Day is a day full of a staff education of the strategic plan, celebrating successes, looking forward to the future, personal development and community impact.

“Members First Credit Union is proud of our involvement with United Way,” said Eric Brubaker, President and CEO of Members First Credit Union. “We understand the impact United Way of Midland County has on our community and are grateful for the opportunity to be able to donate $10,000 towards fulfilling their mission and continuing to grow our partnership.”

SYM Financial Advisors have once again reported an increase in employee pledges this year, with a 13% increase from last year. SYM employees have also been generous with their time, sponsoring and volunteering at the Story Adventurers Summer Reading Program at Joesph’s Run this past summer. Additionally, SYM is represented by Brad Duling on the United Way of Midland County’s Board of Directors.

This year’s campaign has also seen many generous donations at the Leadership Circle and Tocqueville Society levels. These generous community leaders show their commitment by contributing $1,000 or more in support of United Way. The Tocqueville Society celebrates legacy-minded donors who contribute $10,000 or more. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation continues their generous support of our community by offering a challenge grant. The grant offers a $500 match for individuals and couples who are new Leadership Circle donors or those that increase their gift by $500 or more along with a $5,000 match for new Tocqueville donors. They also provide a matching grant for new Young Leadership Circle Donors, those under 40 who donate $500 or more.

“We have always felt a strong desire to give back to the communities we have lived in,” stated Don and Diane Slattery, 2018 Tocqueville Society Chairs. “United Way helps so many people in ways that we can never fully appreciate. We feel privileged to be a part of this amazing organization that has such an impact on so many lives in Midland County.”

United Way invests in 62 programs through 25 non-profit agencies that are aligned with the community’s most pressing needs. Throughout the fall, the community impact team works to review applications and recommend how the money raised will have the biggest impact.

The money that is raised here stays here. We raise money locally, make investment decisions locally and measure local impact.

“Raising our family in a community that values education, safety and health is a high priority for us. United Way is committed to strengthening these values while tackling our region’s most pressing challenges,” shared Mike and Connie Gavin. “We became Tocqueville Society members to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of the impact United Way and its agencies have on our community. We are dedicated to making our community a better place, and by investing our time and resources along with supportive neighbors and friends, we are confident long lasting, positive and impactful change is achievable.”

The 2018 United Way Campaign will continue until October 31. For more information about how you can help create a thriving community, visit