2nd Annual Donor Luncheon

News Release

Release: February 3, 2016
February 03, 2016
For more information contact:
Patricia Smith, Souris Valley United Way
701.839.2994   svuw@srt.com 
Souris Valley United Way Announces 2015 Campaign Results 
Souris Valley United Way celebrated their 2015-16 campaign year at the Second Annual Donor Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, February 3rd at the Grand Hotel.
Area businesses and donors gathered to celebrate the official end of the 2015 campaign cycle.  Campaign pledges reached $663,995 which is a decrease of 8% from the prior year.
Tim and Laura Mihalick, 2015 Campaign Chairs, thanked the community for their continued support and presented the following awards:
Top 10 Business Leadership 
Scheels, Cognizant Service Center, Enbridge Pipelines, SRT Communications, First Western Bank &  Trust, Minot Public Schools, Ryan Family Dealership, Xcel Energy, First International Bank & Trust, and Cash Wise Foods. 
Level up Awards (12)
Affinity First Federal Credit Union, Allstate, MBS Studio, Center for Family Medicine, Cole Papers, Knowles Jewelry, Enterprise Company, Minot Commission on Aging, Verendrye Electric, Ackerman – Estvold, IRET, and First Western Bank & Trust.
New Business Leadership (19)
Carquest Auto Parts, Connole & Somerville Plumbing & Heating, Cornerstone Bank, Dakota Fence, Digital Office Centre, First Choice Physical Therapy, Home Depot, Houston Engineering, Hyatt House, Minot Paving Company, North Hill Bowl, Pace Development/Marketplace Foods, Papa Murphy’s, Roger Ward North American, The Salvation Army, Sanford Health, Souris Valley Ready Mix, SpartanNash, Subway of Minot.
Executive Director Patricia Smith thanked everyone for their continued support.   “Your contributions stay in the Minot area.  Every effort is made to ensure the funded programs will make a difference in the community.”  Smith thanked Joyce Hanson, who received the Tocqueville award for donations over $10,000.  Also recognized for significant contributions to SVUW Endowment Fund were an Anonymous donor and Dr. Wayne Jansen.
Recognized for their service and leaving the SVUW Board of Directors were:  President, Kevin Harmon for 11 years; Treasurer, Scott Moum for 10 years; and Mary Keller for 3 years.
LIVE UNITED Award was presented to Keith Johanneson, Marketplace Foods, for their support and generosity of the Backpack Buddies program and Souris Valley United Way. 
Brenda Foster, President of First Western Bank & Trust, was announced as the 2016-17 Campaign Chair. 
Souris Valley United Way currently funds 27 local programs.  New grant applications are due March 16.
We mobilize people, organizations and resources in an impactful effort to advance Education, Financial Stability and Health while addressing basic human needs.
For more information visit www.svunitedway.com  or call 701.839.2994.