Weekly Wrap Up: April 17, 2015

Annual Meeting Registration is officially open! We invite you to join us from June 24 - 26 at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa for three days of education, networking and engagement in the Michigan United Way network! This year, we’re excited to honor old traditions and new innovations with our Annual Meeting. Join us on Wednesday, June 25 as we bring our members two half-day pre-conference sessions - one offered specifically for our CEOs and the other dedicated to an in-depth learning and sharing session around ALICE. We’re also pleased to announce the addition of a Finance and Operations track this year for this first time in conference history.


Download the Conference At-A-Glance sheet right now then head over to register. We've worked hard to keep registration rates affordable for all of our United Ways - enjoy your meals, fantastic speakers and an environment unlike any other for just $170 per person. Look out next week for our full conference guide. Registration closes on May 22, so don't wait another day! We look forward to seeing you up at Crystal Mountain! 

The United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula recognized the importance and value of volunteerism at their National Volunteer Week Recognition Luncheon. This year, Kim and Jim Dutcher spoke to the importance of volunteerism following the death of their three year old son in 2013. “This community came together in a way that warmed our hearts,” Mr. Dutcher said. The luncheon also recognized 21 high school students who had collectively volunteered over 5,000 hours during their high school careers. To read more about the Luncheon and learn more about the Dutcher's foundation, click here

The United Way of Saginaw County announced to more than 160 attendees that they have exceeded their campaign goal of $2.3M for 2014, at their Annual Meeting & Community Awards event on Thursday, April 16. The event recognized eight award recipients including LIVE UNITED Labor Award winner Steve Schlicht - a UAW retiree and frequent attendee of the Michigan AFL-CIO Community Services School.  "He is always willing to step up," said Steve Lamb, labor liaison for the United Way as he presented Schlicht with the award.


"Anything you need done, call on labor and we'll be there," Schlicht said as he accepted the award. "We do it from the heart. We love what we do."


To read more about this event, read the MLive article here