United Way of Greater Lorain County Invites Public to Annual Celebration of Community Impact

3.26.18 United Way of Greater Lorain County invites the public to its annual Celebration of Community Impact event on Thursday, April 5 at the Spitzer Conference Center at LCCC. The free breakfast event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and will include updates from the agency on how donor money has been invested into the local community to create measurable results.
 
The program will also highlight the achievements of local companies that offered a high level of support in this year’s fundraising campaign.
 
“It’s our responsibility to be transparent and report back to the community on how we’re investing donor money, and this is a unique way to bring our annual report to life and have the audience be able to hear actual stories directly from people who have benefited from our work,” said United Way of Greater Lorain County executive director Bill Harper. “We extend a genuine invitation to everybody in the community to come to the event and hear the results firsthand and to learn more about our collective impact approach.”
 
The master of ceremonies for the event will be Tim Alcorn of AM 930 WEOL radio. In addition to a report by Harper, presentations will highlight three stories of people whose lives has been changed for the better through the work of United Way’s Community Collaborative. Collaboratives being highlighted include OberlinKids Common VIEW and WE3.
 
United Way of Greater Lorain County supports 11 Community Collaboratives that fight for the health, education, and financial stability of low-income working families in Greater Lorain County. United Way also funds the local 2-1-1 information and referral service, leads the Lorain County Free Tax Prep coalition and is a partner in the Lorain County Volunteer Connection, United We Sweat and MOVE Lorain County.
 
Registration for the event is free at uwloraincounty.org/celebration or by calling 440-277-6530.