We envision a strong community where everyone achieves their potential through quality education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles.



PITCH-ER THIS! is a youth development competition for students in Gratiot and Isabella Counties. The event will take place at Central Michigan University College of Medicine Auditorium on Saturday, February 23rd. United Way will provide funding to the winning team(s) to help bring their idea to life. Event attendees and a panel of community leaders will vote for their favorite project. Ideas range from programs and events to technology and arts that will help people achieve their full potential through quality education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles.


Arts United

Arts United is an Alma College event to raise money for United Way. During the show, you will be able to bid on a variety of artwork in the silent auction, as well as enjoy a variety of music, song, dance, painting and theatrical performances from both the local and Alma College communities. Join us Monday, March 18th at the Heritage Center.


Community Leaders Mini-Conference

United Way is partnering with the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation to host a Community Leaders Mini-Conference on Tuesday, February 26th. Attendees will be the first to hear the results of the Community Needs Assessment that was conducted throughout 2018. After hearing the results, participate in a deeper dive conversation about one of the top needs. We have assembled panels of local experts in each of these areas. As the panel discussions wrap up, reconvene to hear about community collaboration as we tackle the pressing issues right here in our area.


LIVE UNITED Awards & Campaign Celebration

Join us for cocktails (cash bar) and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrate our 2018-19 Community Campaign and recognize key volunteers and community partners for their work to improve the quality of life in Gratiot & Isabella Counties. The event will take place at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on Tuesday, April 16th. The reception starts at 6:00PM, program will begin at approximately 6:30PM.


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