United Way sells former Main Street building; Proceeds to launch new Centennial Endowment Fund

The United Way of Midland County (UWMC) Board of Directors has reached a sales agreement on its previous office building, the former Strosacker Center, located at 220 West Main Street.

The Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) is purchasing the building as part of its ongoing support for vibrancy and economic development in downtown Midland. The UWMC Board of Directors has voted to use the proceeds from the sale of the building to help launch the UWMC Centennial Endowment Fund. UWMC will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2020.

Ann Fillmore, Executive Director of Midland County stated, “As we look forward to celebrating 100 years in this amazing community, we will be launching the Centennial Endowment Fund. The proceeds will give us a significant boost as we continue our mission of uniting people and resources to improve lives and create a thriving community.”

Earlier this year, United Way moved to its new, smaller building at 115 Jerome Street. “Our new facility significantly reduces the cost and time associated with managing our operations, and we are redirecting those dollars to fund community impact programming,” Ann Fillmore added.

“The United Way’s outreach and engagement in Midland County is a significant contributor to the quality of life for all residents. The MBF is proud to support their mission through the purchase of this property,” stated David B. Ramaker, President of the Michigan Baseball Foundation. In acquiring this parcel, the MBF is exploring opportunities to expand entertainment options in Midland.