United Way strives to connect local businesses with local charities

United Way of Cache Valley has been around for approximately 40 years and Doug Stevenson says he has enjoyed every day over the last seven years that he has been serving as executive director.

Stevenson says a lot of people don’t know just what United Way is and what it does for Cache Valley.

“Our main purpose is to be out there in the community talking to businesses and individuals about giving to local charities,” says Stevenson, “and advocating for local charities and volunteering for local charities.

“Right now we have 17 local human service non-profit organizations that we help raise funds for, like the Food Pantry, The Family Place, Cache Employment and Training Center, Senior Citizen Center, Common Ground, etc.”

United Way is hosting its annual fundraiser on Wednesday, May 11 and everyone is invited to attend. Stevenson says the keynote speaker this year will be Elizabeth Smart, former kidnap victim-turned-activist against sexual and physical abuse. Her topic will be “Turning Pages, Changing Lives.” 

There will be a reception, silent auction, dinner, a dessert and a live auction that evening.

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