United Way of Bemidji Area’s Fall Campaign exceeded goal

The United Way of Bemidji Area’s goal for the 2021 Fall Campaign was $575,000 and was surpassed by nearly $100,000.

According to a release, the grand total for the Campaign was $672,480.

“The United Way’s campaign cabinet, which is divided into divisions and chaired by volunteers, has worked tirelessly to help secure the final donations needed to reach the United Way’s results of over $150,000.”

Volunteers on the campaign included Dave and Kelley Hengel, the campaign co-chairs, along with cabinet chairs David Balmer and Robynn Halstad.

Employee participation awards, which measure increases in internal campaigns by employee participation, went to the Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji Area, Evergreen Youth and Family Services and Sathre Title in the Bronze division with 50 percent employee participation.

Gold recognition for 70 percent employee participation and an increase of 9 percent went to First National Bank-Bemidji, Karvakko P.A. and Widseth-Smith-Nolting.

The United Way of Bemidji Area thanks all the supporters for Living United and making the 2021 campaign a success.

 


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