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We Keep Moving Forward It’s official, summer is over, school has started and despite a global pandemic we continue to keep moving forward. For us this means advancing the common good. We do this by focusing on income, education, and health because we know these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We recruit the people and organizations from across our community, who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get...
Monday, September 14, 2020
We Figure Out A Way Today should have been the first day of the fair. It’s hard to imagine a year without this staple in the community, yet here we are. For some this may be a time of disappointment, for others, this is a time of innovation. In Steele County, when we want something, we figure out a way. Once again, the community has pulled together with creative solutions to meet some of the social connection aspects of what the fair...
Monday, August 17, 2020
An exciting announcement: this year's UWSC Campaign Kickoff is going virtual & will be a 5 day event!• Monday, August 24, 2020 – UWSC 2020 Campaign Kickoff: The State of UWSC• Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Empowering our Youth: Education Panel• Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – The Health of our Community: Health Panel• Thursday, August 27, 2020 – A Path Toward Financial Stability: Income Panel• Friday, August 28, 2020 – Corporate Campaign Leader:...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Steele County is Stronger Together I look around and see the fields primed for a strong harvest this fall. I think about this process of sowing and reaping and how that relates to the people of Steele County and the eco system that support us. Everyday we have an opportunity to contribute to this system by helping those around us and when we do, our community thrives. When we neglect the needs of those around us, our community withers. Steele...
Monday, July 20, 2020
UNITED WAY'S EQUITY DEFINITION: United Way defines equity as the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes. UNITED WAY'S EQUITY VISION: We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Local business and community leaders: Owatonna is a community of philanthropic spirit, breadth of culture, and opportunity and diversity of industry and local businesses. At United Way of Steele County, we take our mission to heart: Together, we change lives by mobilizing and optimizing the caring power of our community. COVID-19 and emergency orders to mitigate it have had significant impact to our community. Changing schedules, processes,...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Better Together is excited to launch Community Reading Circles. If you’ve been wondering how you can take action toward a more inclusive Owatonna, leading or joining a Reading Circle this summer is one easy step. This is a community-wide initiative where small groups of about 5-10 people – Reading Circles – can read a book that will help us discuss race, white privilege, anti-racism and related topics. We are looking for Reading Circle leaders...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Join us in Supporting Minnesota Communities by participating in Golf Fore Minnesota.  This virtual golf event takes place July 13-19 at a Minnesota course of your choice. All proceeds go Second Harvest Heartland and United Ways in Minnesota.  For more information and to sign up and donate to these incredible organizations, go to www.GolfForeMinnesota.com
Friday, June 26, 2020

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