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Thursday, November 30, 2017
United Way of Portage County will celebrate the end of the 2017 campaign at its annual Victory Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. The public is invited to attend the free event where TRAVEL UNITED Sweepstakes finalists will win one of three prizes and where the results of the 2017 United Way of Portage County...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sentry Insurance and its employees continued their million dollar campaigns with their 2017 donation to the United Way of Portage County. This year’s total of $1.15 million includes employee pledges, special events fundraising and a matching donation from the Sentry Insurance Foundation. “Thank you – to each and every one of you – and to Sentry...
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Portage County’s strengths, challenges and priorities will be highlighted Wednesday, Nov. 8, when the Local Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) steering committee releases its official report at a community forum open to the public. The forum will take place at in the SentryWorld Atrium, 601 N. Michigan Ave., Stevens Point, beginning at 8 a.m. The...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center will hold its annual Make A Difference Day Rake-a-thon Saturday, Oct. 28. More than 500 volunteers are needed to help rake leaves. During Make A Difference Day, members of the community come together to rake yards for Portage County residents who need assistance due to physical barriers or cannot...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The United Way of Portage County Endowment will host the Portage County Advisors Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stevens Point Country Club. This continuing education event will include four topics of discussion, a light breakfast, and the opportunity to network with peers. Held in conjunction with National Estate...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
For many people, the term investing conjures up images of blue chip stocks, precious metals, and IPOs. But for some Portage County leaders, the young children in our communities offer a far more substantial return on investment. Skyward, Inc., a Stevens Point-based provider of K-12 administrative software, has partnered with Born Learning to...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Going into its seventh year of programming, United Way of Portage County’s Learn for Life Reading Program is seeking second- and third-grade reading tutors to help students at 14 schools throughout Portage County. Learn for Life utilizes trained volunteer reading tutors who meet individually with students, a tutor commitment of a total of one hour...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
United Way of Portage County kicked off its 2017 campaign Friday, Aug. 11, at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School by introducing the 2017 campaign drive chair family, unveiling the 2017 campaign video, and giving people a first-hand look at United Way’s Project Fresh Start and Learn for Life. The Blenker family, owners and operators of Blenker...