Rochester, MN – This Valentine’s Day, United Way of Olmsted County (UWOC), in partnership with Rochester Motor Cars, is proud to announce the 2022 Give United Drawing Winner. Donors who gave to United Way of Olmsted County before December 31, 2022, were entered for a chance to win a two-year lease on a new vehicle. “We are honored to partner with United Way’s efforts to drive contributions in support of those in need in our community. With one of our core values being ‘the value of being a good community citizen,’ we believe it is imperative to support those making the most significant impact,” says Mike Enke, Executive Manager at Rochester Motor Cars.
Elisabeth Wadman, of Byron, Minnesota, was randomly selected as the winner during a UWOC board meeting on January 17, 2023. For over 10 years, Elisabeth has been a loyal contributor and workplace donor giving to United Way of Olmsted County. When asked about her support for United Way, Wadman mentioned “Too often people say my $5 doesn’t matter, but I know it does”.
Growing up in a military family, Elisabeth was involved as a Girl Scout – doing good things for people. She then transitioned into marathons benefiting Team in Training s in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she raised thousands of dollars running 2 marathons. Now, Elisabeth and her husband work for Taylor Print Impressions in Byron. Each year, Elisabeth and her husband participate in the Taylor Print Impressions United Way Campaign. Another way that employees participate is through a special event where each department puts together baskets based on the year’s theme. Then employees who give to the United Way Campaign put their names into a drawing for a chance to win each basket.
Workplace campaigns like this help fuel United Way of Olmsted County’s mission. Our work is far from over, and we invite readers to donate today at www.uwolmsted.org/donate .
United Way of Olmsted County is a social change organization that fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community.
We do this in a variety of ways. We operate programs and provide shared resources that support the community, such as our 211 information and referral service or our Get Connected volunteer matching portal. We work collaboratively with partners from many organizations and walks of life to create system change and solutions that elevate our community more than any single program or organization could. We provide financial, technical, and volunteer support for programs that make a difference.
At United Way, we LIVE UNITED with the change-makers, risk-takers, and problem-solvers as we seek, find, and create lasting solutions to the challenges that face our community.