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.

  Brian Byrne

Sr. Pastor St. Paul United Church of Christ





Division Chairs

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




Pacesetter Companies

1st Pekin Savings Bank

Pekin Community Bank

Pekin Insurance

Ray Dennison Chevrolet

Schnucks Markets

TCRC, Inc.

UnityPoint Health Pekin