Another year has come and gone - fiscal year for us - and with that means we have another State of the Community under our belt.
In case you missed the event or would like to relive some of its brightest moments, here are the top 5 highlights from United Way's 14th Annual State of the Community:
1. Collective Impact in Larimer County Together with its Community Impact Partners, United Way is changing Larimer County
Through the dedicated work of its partners and the support of local community groups like the Bohemian Foundation, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University, United Way of Larimer County is driving long-term, lasting and system change in the community.
2. Andy's Story
A single father of 3 teenage boys, Andy is working hard toward his degree in electrical engineering. Andy's story of drive and determination drew some tears and a standing ovation from the crowd. Read more about Andy's story here.
3. The Group, Inc. Real Estate's Passion for Helping People
The Group, Inc. Real Estate was honored as the Corporate Champion. And rightfully so! It's evident that The Group, Inc.'s members and partners have a heart for helping people:
Since 1996, The Group, Inc. partners and staff have raised more than $3.4 million through United Way employee giving campaigns.
In 2015 alone, members and partners contributed nearly 22,000 volunteer hours to our community. That's an average of 108 hours per person.
4. Mims Harris is Honored as a Committed Collaborator
Mims' dedication to bettering every project she touches is evident. Her drive and determination to work with others to make communities a better place makes her the perfect recipient of our 2016 Community Collaboration Award.
5. $10,000 Raised for Colorado Reading Corps
We asked and you stepped up to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for Colorado Reading Corps! THANK YOU! That $10,000 is being matched by a generous grant from NoCo Unify and will go to support the Colorado Reading Corps program at Cottonwood Plains Elementary in Thompson School District.