Generations of Generosity
As the campaign chair for United Way of Pekin in the coming year, I am pleased to announce that our theme is Generations of Generosity. Our agencies in Tazewell County serve people of all ages in a variety of services, from Snack Packs for elementary schools to the great work of the Miller Center serving seniors, and every age in between.
Our board just went through the process of hearing from all of our agencies and after three days presentations I was so impressed that I volunteered to lead our annual campaign. The breadth of services from our agencies is astounding. I cannot imagine Tazewell County without their tireless efforts to serve so many people of all generations to make their lives better.
That leads us to the "generosity" part of the equation. It is our goal this year to engage all generations to discover what their contribution to United Way of Pekin can make such a huge difference in our communities. We have had $455,000 in requests for next year; based on this year's revenues we would fall short of that goal. I want to challenge all of you, whatever age or station in life, to consider making a pledge of support for United Way of Pekin. Whether it is a gift from a corporation or individual, young or old, your dollars will make our area a more compassionate, loving environment for thousands of people who rely on our agencies for support.
Sr. Pastor St. Paul United Church of Christ
John Denning – Clubs & Organizations
Rose Marie Hasler – Commercial
George Beres – Commercial
Joe Franklin – Education
Carla Schaefer – Education
Sandy Morrow – Finance/Insurance
Dawn Cook – Government
Debbie Simmon - Leadership
1st Pekin Savings Bank
Pekin Community Bank
Ray Dennison Chevrolet
UnityPoint Health Pekin