What happens when businesses, nonprofits, and compassionate citizens team up together to make the community a better place?  Real change happens.

United Way of Laramie County conducts an annual campaign to raise funds for twenty different nonprofit organizations throughout Laramie County.  An incentive that is used to encourage donors is a car voucher drawing.  Halladay Motors provides a $15,000 voucher toward the purchase of a new or used vehicle from one of their dealerships.  Donors can get up to four chances for this car voucher based upon their level of giving to United Way of Laramie County.

In February, we had the final drawing for the winner of the car voucher from last year’s campaign.  The winner was Marisa Beahm, an employee of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, another business that strongly supports the work of United Way.  Marisa also sits on the Board of Directors for the Unaccompanied Student Initiative (USI), one of those twenty nonprofits that United Way helps fund.

Marisa let us know that she has decided she is using her car voucher to purchase a nice and safe car for Unaccompanied Student Initiative.  They no longer have to take taxis and Ubers to get to and from school, extra-curricular activities, and other commitments.

It has been said many times, “Cheyenne is a generous community.”  It truly is.  The businesses and individual donors who support the work of the nonprofit organizations in the region truly impact the lives of many people by their generosity.  Today, United Way of Laramie County would like to tip our hat to all these faithful supporters, but especially to Marisa Beahm, Halladay Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, and Unaccompanied Student Initiative.  Thank you for making a difference.