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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Here we are! Member number seven on our Dream-Team-Campaign-Cabinet! So far, you've met Beth Toal, John Colgrove, Mindi McAllaster, Weston Arnell, Angelique Rood, and Jet Hood. Today, we bring you the lovely Maurine Collins from JR Simplot!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? The work that United Way does in our community is so important and needs to be supported at every level. I am pleased to be involved to help in even a small way and support the future of such a well respected...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
  If you're involved at all with United Way, you know this amazing lady. She's been giving back to us for years, is part of Women United, has been a total leader and rockstar at our various volunteer activities, and is just an all around wonderful person. We're so happy to have Jet Hood on our United Way Campaign Cabinet!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I’m a big fan of the work the United Way does to help children and families overcome barriers to their success. I want to use my...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
We are so pumped to continue introducing you to our DREAM TEAM of a United Way Campaign Cabinet! Today, you get to meet Angelique Rood from Idaho Power.   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. This is my home. I’ve watched our community grow and prosper over the past 30 years, yet so many families in the Treasure Valley are struggling with issues like poverty, mental health, and a lack of access to early childhood education. I believe that together...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Are you ready for the next amazing member of our campaign cabinet? We are so excited to introduce you to Ryan Bailey from Boise Cascade!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I have not been involved with a great deal of community out-reach programs or charitable associations who give back to the greater Boise community. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to do just that through volunteering or providing program assistance. When I was presented with this opportunity, I couldn’t think of a...
Monday, July 15, 2019
United Way is so lucky to have some of the most kind-hearted, giving volunteers on. the. PLANET. Weston Arnell and his entire family are just some of those volunteers! Weston, his wife, and their four little angels grace United Way consistently throughout the year by bringing donations of food to our pantry, helping us at our book drive, coming to the Mix & Mingles, and his wife is even part of Women United! If you've even been to a WU event, chances are, you've tasted some of her tasty treats. We are so pleased to have this generous mover...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Remember the amazing Mindi McAllaster from a few months back? Well she's so amazing, we just couldn't resist asking her to be part of our Dream-Team-Campaign-Cabinet for the 2019-20 Fundraising season! Mindi is serving on this prestigious committee as one of our vice-chairs.   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? I initially got involved with United Way almost two decades ago when I lived in Oregon. When I moved back to my hometown of Boise after a 23 year hiatus, I wanted to get reintroduced...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
It's pretty incredible the caliber of people we've compiled for our Campaign Cabinet. We have CEOs, VPs, founders, co-founders, owners, and the list goes on and on. Today we are so excited to introduce you to Mr. Generosity himself, John Colgrove of Albertsons.   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet. What motivated you to want to get involved? Albertsons has a long history of supporting the communities and neighborhoods where our stores are located. We strive to carry on the rich tradition of our company’s founder, Joe Albertson, who...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
We are so excited to introduce you to the very first member of our brand new United Way Campaign Cabinet! Beth Toal is the Chair of this year’s Cabinet and has also served on the board since 2016. We had a chance to sit down to talk with her about her involvement not only with United Way, but with our community!   Tell us about being on the Campaign Cabinet . What motivated you to want to get involved? I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley and I have the benefit of raising my children here. I am grateful for all this community has to...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
People’s heads are spinning at the unprecedented growth occurring in our valley right now. Our population is sky-rocketing, the cost of housing is soaring, traffic is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate, and the pace in our “it used to take 10 minutes to get everywhere” city is changing every day.   United Way exists to fight poverty, and with the influx of people entering the valley, the crisis of poverty will continue to rise, as not everyone coming to the valley is coming with loads of cash in hand. Many people have been priced out...
Friday, June 21, 2019

Things are heating up at UWTV this summer! We have been busy with so many projects:

 

Women United Mix & Mingle, powered by United Way: a couple of times a year, we round up some of the most charismatic women in the community (along with some really cool dudes) to epitomize “social service”. With something tasty in one...

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