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Thank You Event

This past September, Sioux Empire United Way kicked off the annual community fundraising campaign. At the event, Miles Beacom, 2020 Volunteer Campaign Chair, noted, “Our community has successfully met our fundraising goal for the past 24 years, and we know our community is capable of stepping forward again to ensure we are able to fund all 85 programs.”

Join Us for this Year's Thank You Event

We will announce the 2020 Campaign funds raised and award volunteers and businesses who have made an impact for those in the Sioux Empire! 

Thursday, February 13
11:30am to 1:00pm
Best Western Plus Ramkota's Grand Rushmore Hall (please note venue change)
Free soup and salad event

Register for the event and save the date to your calendar.

Nomination Forms

Please nominate a volunteer, community leader, or human services professional who has made an impact in our community. The following annual awards will be presented during the luncheon. All nominations will be accepted through Friday, January 10. 

David Birkeland Memorial Award - This award is given to the business or professional leader who most exemplifies David Birkeland’s involvement in United Way and our community.  A tribute to David reads: His smile invited conversation, his manner put strangers at ease, his style engendered trust and his humor broke down barriers.  Dave was a servant leader whose example was an expression of his spirit. Nomination Form.

Larry Oppold Memorial Award - This award is given to a human services professional for outstanding dedication to his or her work and for demonstrating the qualities that Larry believed in during his life.  Larry was a thoughtful, caring, and compassionate person who acted as an advocate for those in need. Nomination Form.

Helen E. (Oppold) Blair Memorial Award - This award is to be presented to an individual whose work in human services, law enforcement, education, or church based fields towards child abuse prevention and early intervention is exemplary. Nomination Form.

Heart Club Philanthropist Award - This award is given to a Heart Club member or company who has demonstrated active involvement and has also encouraged or influenced others to contribute. Nomination Form.

Brent Weiler Bulldog Award - Awarded to a Team 2 Sioux Empire United Way volunteer who has shown determination and persistence in working with small businesses to achieve campaign success. Nomination Form.

Rich Garry Rookie of the Year Award - This award is given to a first-time Sioux Empire United Way volunteer who has stepped up and made a tremendous impact in their role, helping to fulfill the mission of Sioux Empire United Way. Nomination Form.

Volunteer of the Year Award - This award is given to the volunteer who selflessly and generously gives of his or her time and talents to help fulfill the mission of the Sioux Empire United Way. Nomination Form.

Please view our previous award winners