Jackson County United Way to begin 2016-2017 campaign

The Jackson County United Way (JCUW) will be kicking off its 2016-2017 campaign next week. Sean Hildreth, JCUW Resource Development Director, says the campaign is entitled: “Growing Together: From Roots to Results Campaign.” He says that a kickoff celebration will be held Wednesday, August 31, at the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce.

Hildreth adds that the JCUW is has JCB Vice President, Mary Ellen Jaynes, serving as Campaign Chair, while Rick and Jennifer Meyer serves as Campaign Vice-Chairs. Officials say that they look to reach a goal of $810,000, which is five-percent higher than the goal for the 2015-16 campaign.

“JCUW fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our county. We can’t do this alone, this work is challenging, all encompassing, and weaved together. We need collective impact where all organizations and individuals are working to create a stronger community,” said Jaynes.

Hildreth says that there are avenues available to help make the most out of community donations. They include:

– All new gifts of $100 or more earn dollar for dollar match.
– Any increases of any amount earn a dollar for dollar match on the increased amount.
– Giving at a Leadership Club level makes an even greater impact.

Leadership Club Levels

PATRON: $500
BOOSTER: $1,000
MERIT: $1,500
Hildreth says that giving to the Jackson County United Way can be done in many ways. These include: cash, check, or charge. He adds that you may also have your pledge billed throughout 2017. The JCUW says that they are also looking for volunteers to organize or lead a workplace campaign where employees can sign up to give a payroll deduction gift. For more information, send an email to [email protected], or call (812)-522-5450.