United Way of Midland County continues to press towards the finish line and has reached an encouraging milestone. The community has passed the $4 million mark, reporting pledges totaling $4,132,605 raised, or 92% of the overall campaign goal of $4.5 million.

“The investment in United Way from our donors is invested right back into our community to tackle our biggest challenges” said Holly Miller, president and CEO of United Way of Midland County. “We are humbled and thrilled with the progress. Our community is continuing to open their minds and hearts, and we are pressing forth with confidence as we round this final bend.”

Last week, United Way announced their campaign extension to help widen the window of opportunity to participate. The extension aligns the community campaign end date with the workplace campaigns that are kicking off or still running.

Miller added that DuPont and MidMichigan Health have showcased their employees’ hearts for the community. With each of their respective campaigns coming to a close, both companies reported final numbers that not only met their goals — but exceeded them.

“In a year where these dollars mean more than ever, we are so encouraged by the amazing and creative ways that employees and organizations are rising,” Miller continued.

West Midland Family Center also added their voices to the collective cheer of impact, getting creative in the ways they engage employees. They not only see first-hand the impact of these investment, but also exceeded their workplace giving goals.

This week, TCF Bank launched their workplace campaign with enthusiasm and support across the region. Their employees came together virtually to be inspired and receive encouragement by community-focused leadership.

Jordan Summers, Chief Fiduciary Officer and Market President of TCF Bank, joined Miller, Audra Davis, president and CEO of United Way of Saginaw County, and Nicole Luczak, Associate Director of United Way of Bay County, to celebrate the company’s regional campaign kick-off.

Summers also joined campaign co-chairs Rev. Wally Mayton and Sara Eastman for a special “work from home” edition of their weekly “Wally and Sara on the Campaign Trail” Facebook video series. They discussed TCF Bank’s excitement about their campaign participation and why TCF partners with United Way.

“The credibility that United Way has earned over the years—and the impact that they have made—makes this partnership a no-brainer for us,” Summers said. “Along with their response to the flood and COVID-19, United Way is so dedicated to working with incredible partner agencies year after year.”

Deloitte joined TCF Bank in kicking off their workplace campaign this week. In the spirit of learning and understanding the “how” behind the “why,” the company invited United Way to present to Deloitte employees about the campaign, United Way’s mission and impact.

As the fall weather continues to linger, Northwood University students are getting in the game—and in the campaign—with a fun outdoor activity. On November 13, students will host a “capture the flag” event with all proceeds supporting the campaign.

Midland Public Schools team continues to press on as well, with dedicated staff giving back to their community while continuing to serve our students during this challenging chapter. Youth Success is one of the key impact areas that United Way focuses on to improve lives and our public schools are key partners in this vital work.

United Way invests in Youth Success programs that focus on:

  • Preschool scholarships
  • Free age-appropriate books to develop a love of learning and language.
  • Building literacy skills, including comprehension and struggling forward
  • 1-to-1 mentoring programs that change the trajectory of kids
  • Youth development programs building resilience, grit, self-esteem and more

Your gift helps fund these and many other programs and initiatives aligned with Youth Success, Health and Household Stability. Together we can help our neighbors, friends, family and colleagues. You can be part of creating that change.