Message from Campaign Chair
Thank you! Because of your tremendous support of our community, Sioux Empire United Way has met our fundraising goal for the 23rd straight year. The 2018 Campaign total is $10,060,011 on a goal of $10,057,891.
Our annual campaign is made possible because of our community’s commitment to working together for the common good. The dollars raised during this year’s campaign will fund services at 40 agencies across the Sioux Empire. One in three people benefit from United Way funded programs each year.
Among the funded programs this year is Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota’s PATH Program. PATH (Providing Access to Healing) provides access to mental health counseling services to students at area schools. PATH currently serves students at 20 different schools located in Canton, Dell Rapids, Harrisburg, Tea Area, and Sioux Falls School Districts. The successful Sioux Empire United Way campaign means that PATH services have an opportunity to expand to serve additional schools and students.
By supporting Sioux Empire United Way, our community knows that all 89 programs get adequate funding and are not over funded. All programs have been reviewed by volunteers and deemed as needed for services that are effective and efficient and that the allocated amount is necessary and not excessive.
Thank you to the more than 700 local businesses that supported this year's campaign effort. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for their tireless efforts. And thank YOU for donating a difference through our Sioux Empire United Way!
2018 Volunteer Campaign Chair
CEO and President, Ramkota Companies