Wenger Corporation Raises 44,000+ to Support United Way of Steele County in Owatonna
The Wenger Corporation completed its workplace campaign dedicated to raising funds for the United Way of Steele County in early December, once again raising thousands of dollars for the organization! Yayy! This year’s campaign helped to raise just over $44,000 toward the United Way’s overall goal to raise $800,000 in 2022.
A press release for the celebration shares that this year the administrative staff at Wenger worked hard! The campaign this year included fun and engaging things such as holding events, games, and auctions to help raise funds.
“Each year, we (the internal United Way committee at Wenger) plan an all-employee kickoff event that relates to the campaign theme. We sell raffle tickets to vote for coworkers to participate in the live kickoff event and a chance to win prizes in return. All proceeds go toward our annual United Way campaign,” said Tricia Forsberg, Wenger project manager.
Along with the money raised from the employees of Wenger came a corporate match from the company itself.
“A core value at Wenger Corporation is to give back to the communities in which we operate, and the annual United Way Campaign is the largest and most focused of all of our charitable activities throughout the year. I am proud of the efforts of our committee volunteers, and of the generosity shown by all of our team members across the organization. Although we fell short of this year’s target, the contributions still represent a significant donation to the United Way of Steele County,” stated Chris Simpson, President, and CEO at Wenger Corporation.
“Working with the team at Wenger was a delight,” says Kellen Hinrichsen, United Way’s donor development coordinator. “They were so enthusiastic and inventive with their plans. It really shows how deeply rooted they are in the community in how they step up to the plate for our campaign each year.”
This year’s United Way campaign goal to raise $800,000 will help fund 30 different programs aimed at improving the lives of residents in Steele County. Every dollar raised remains in Steele County, ensuring that our local needs are met and our neighbors are supported. The campaign total currently sits at just over 75%, on track with the previous year’s totals at this point.
This is such an amazing thing for Steele County and I can not say this enough, but we appreciate all they do. And the community would not be what it is without United Way of Steele County and the programs they help.
There are still several local businesses that are currently wrapping up campaigns or working on ones that will run through the month. If you are interested in participating in this year’s fundraising campaign, contact the United Way of Steele County at their office by calling 507-455-1180.
All information and quotes are credited to the press release by United Way of Steele County.