VERO BEACH — United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) today announced the launch of the Loyal Contributors Program an initiative designed to recognized and acknowledge donors for their long-time support of United Way. As established in partnership with United Way of America and other local United Ways across the country, a Loyal Contributor is someone who has been giving to ANY United Way for 10 or more years and their support does not have to be continuous.
The program, which will be launched formally at an event on March 17, 2010 is spearheaded by volunteer chair Dace Brown Stubbs and the United Way Foundation and has already identified over 250 donors who have given to United Way for more than ten years. Dace Brown Stubbs, a 40 year Loyal Contributor herself, serves on the board of directors of Brown-Forman Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. The volunteer boards she sits on are Impact 100, Indian River community Foundation, Treasure Coast Wine Festival and McKee Botanical Gardens.. “It’s given me great pleasure to serve as the Loyal Contributors Chair. When United Way first asked me to do this, I thought the idea of celebrating donors for their long-term commitment to the organization, to helping those less fortunate, was a fantastic idea. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and I would like to add my special thanks to all those that have made United Way’s work possible over the years.”
As part of the 2009-10 Annual Campaign, United Way has begun to recognize Loyal Contributors at its major events and in its annual report that will published online Feburary 5th at www.unitedwayirc.org. “Loyal Contributors can also opt to receive a quarterly newsletter and other information on how their donations are at work helping people here in Indian River County,” added Michelle Malyn.
If so, you are a Loyal Contributor and we would like to thank and recognize you for illustrating what it means to LIVE UNITED. You are providing the foundation upon which United Way can invest in meaningful, measurable change in our communities.
Over time, United Way has raised billions of dollars to change lives in communities across the country. Over time Loyal Cntributors generous contributions have helped us to build and support a network of more than 30 independent human services agencies committed to United Way’s long-range community goals.