Making A List – Checking it Twice

Making A List – Checking it Twice

It’s not Christmas, but I feel like I need a list to keep up with things. In the process of raising funds to financially support twenty different nonprofit organizations in Laramie County, we also strive to educate, motivate, and celebrate whenever possible. World...

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A Tradition of Caring

A Tradition of Caring

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, United Way of Laramie County held a social gathering for board members, staff, and invited guests.  It was an opportunity to recognize the good work of outgoing members and to welcome newcomers. This event allowed us to make up for lost...

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“All Shook Up”

“All Shook Up”

On January 6, 1957, Elvis Presley made his seventh and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. That is sixty-five years ago. Elvis certainly shook things up on the music scene, and he continues to have an impact long after his death. Why do I mention this? First of...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Archbishop Desmond Tutu died on December 26, 2021. According to Marilyn Berger, “The cleric who used his pulpit and spirited oratory to help bring down apartheid in South Africa and then became the leading advocate of peaceful reconciliation under Black majority rule,...

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End of Year Excitement

End of Year Excitement

The wheels of progress are turning here at United Way of Laramie County. Our collaboration with the city, county, and state government entities, local businesses, individual donors, and our program partners, is priming the pump for an even more effective outreach in...

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12th Annual Community Challenge

12th Annual Community Challenge

United Way of Laramie County recently announced the annual Community Challenge. In its twelfth year, local companies have stepped forward and donated to United Way of Laramie County. By taking a ‘Lead by Example’ approach, they hope to encourage others to give. These...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is easy to look back over the last 21 months and see all the difficulties that have afflicted our lives. There seems to be no shortage of suffering, pain, loss, and grief. However, to quote Helen Keller, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of...

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Building Hope! Spreading Joy!

Building Hope! Spreading Joy!

Project Gratitude continued last week. We recently surprised Kyra at Murdoch’s on Lincolnway in Cheyenne. She wasn’t sure if she should participate in our give-a-way. We are grateful that she accepted our gift and allowed a photo to be taken. When we found out that...

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Project Gratitude

Project Gratitude

The month of November seems to automatically generate thoughts of gratitude. As the executive director for United Way of Laramie County, I would like to use this month to build hope, spread joy, and express gratitude for the goodness of people. Our team will be...

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