Campaign

United Way of Bemidji Area celebrated their 2020 Campaign for the Community virtually with a series of videos that recognized the community’s successes.

 

Executive Director Denae Alamano recognized businesses receiving awards and revealed the total of the 2020 Campaign for the Community along with the United Way Communications Committee. With a goal of $525,000, United Way surpassed their goal with a grand total of $554,273.

 

The United Way’s campaign cabinet, which is divided into divisions and chaired by volunteers, has worked effortlessly to help secure the final donations needed to reach the United Way’s results of over $150,000. Jake & Melissa Bluhm, Campaign Co-Chairs, worked along with Campaign Cabinet chairs: David Balmer, Business and Commercial Division; and, Robynn Halstad, Residential Division.

 

The following awards were presented:

DIRECTOR’S GOLD AWARD:

Awarded to internal campaigns with a 70% or more employee participation rate and 9% increase in employee pledges over last year:

First National Bank Bemidji

Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area

Karvakko

 

EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION AWARDS:

Over $10,000 in employee gifts and fundraisers

Potlatch Deltic

Beltrami County

Over $15,000 in employee gifts and fundraisers

Beltrami Electric

Bemidji School District ISD 31

Over $20,000 in employee gifts and fundraisers

First National Bank Bemidji

Sanford Health Bemidji

 

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS
Given to businesses and corporations with contributions of $1,000 or more.

 

PRESIDENTS AWARDS – CONTRIBUTIONS OF $1,000 TO $4999

Ace on the Lake

Beltrami Electric

Bob Lowth Ford

Deerwood Bank

Dondelinger GM

Evangelical Covenant Church

Fisher Paint & Paper

Jake Bluhm State Farm Agency

Ken K Thompson

Knife River Materials

Paul Bunyan Communications

Lakes Concrete Plus

Security Bank USA

Target

True North Health

TruStar Federal Credit Union

Up North Sports

Wagner Plumbing

 

PRESIDENT’S PLUS AWARD CONTRIBUTIONS OF $5,000-$9,999

Norbord

RiverWood Bank

Potlatch Deltic

Delta Dental

Enbridge

 

PRESIDENT’S PLUS PLUS AWARD CONTRIBUTIONS OVER $10,000

Clifty Group

First National Bank Bemidji

Sanford Health           

 

New Workplace Campaign Award was presented to Lueken’s Village Foods.

 

Executive Director’s Awards were given to Innovative Office Solutions & Paul Bunyan Broadcasting.

 

The Axe travelling trophy was presented to the Sanford Center for outstanding community support.

 

Executive Director Denae Alamano also reflected on accomplishments and initiatives 2020 that were made possible through community support “It is because of our donors that we get to do the work we do everyday and help the families who need it most”.

 

United Way of Bemidji Area would like to thank all of their personal and business supporters in making the 2020 campaign a success!