United Way of Bemidji Area exceeds fundraising goals

The United Way of Bemidji Area Executive Director Denae Alamano announced this morning on the radio stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting that the annual fundraising goals were met, and exceeded.

Alamano said the goal was $525,000, which would then be distributed to area nonprofits that meet the United Way’s priority campaigns of education, health and basic needs.

Due to COVID-19, the typical events of the United Way’s fall campaign such as the Chili Cook off could not take place, but Alamano said she and the fundraiser cabinet were able to find new creative ways to raise funds for people in need.

The total amount raised was $554,273 for the Campaign for the Community.

Listen to the full interview between Alamano and Assistant News Director Kev Jackson, aired on 95.5 KZY, KB101 and Z99 this morning.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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