Campaign History

United Way of DeKalb County

Campaign Chairman & Theme History

 

YEAR

CHAIRMAN

THEME

GOAL

AMOUNT RAISED

1990

Greg Wolf

“I’ll Be There”

$284,000

$289,000

1991

Rick James

“Something To Believe In”

$307,000

$324,000

1992

Mike Panther

“Help Where Help Is Needed, Here At Home”

$335,000

$335,675

1993

Jim Kroemer

“Making a Difference…Here at Home”

$350,000

$340,026

1994

Mitchell Kruse

“Making a Difference in DeKalb County

$355,000

$385,649

1995

Robert Gasser

“Paint a Brighter Tomorrow”

$375,000

$430,128

1996

Bill Fink

“Building Caring Communities”

$440,000

$455,727

1997

Dave Rollins

“The Power of U”

$475,000

$497,578

1998

Doug Morrow, O.D.

“Building a Caring Community”

$500,000

$575,000

1999

Daniel Schmidt, DDS

“Caring Hearts Build Hope”

$550,000

$620,000

2000

David Hunter

“Doing Good Works – DeKalb 675”

$675,000

$675,000

2001

Steve Hook

“Doing Good Works – Touching Lives”

$700,000

$678,000

2002

Mike Ley

“United Way. Every Day.  Doing Good Works”

$700,000

$727,000

2003

Cathy Newcomer

“Superheros. Doing good works…that’s what matters”

$735,000

$744,000

2004

Mark Schilling

“What matters.”TM

$750,000

$767,491

2005

Jack Corey

“DeKalb County Cares.  Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

$777,777

$732,00

2006

Doug Marsh

“What Matters”

$750,000

$757,400

2007

Doug Marsh & Al Wleklinski

LIVE UNITED

$750,000

$729,100

2008

Dan & Andy Schmidt

LIVE UNITED

$500,000

$532,000

2010

Rod Knox

LIVE UNITED

$550,000

$719,000

2011

Jeff & Susan Turner

LIVE UNITED

$600,000

$718,000

2012

Ian & Paula Mercer

50th anniversary celebration

$650,000

$701,000

2013

David & Stacy Hefty & family

 Advancing the common good

$700,000

$743,000

2014

Gary Scheumann & Jessica Pickard

What this place needs is you.

$700,000

$712,000

2015

Lori Casiano, Rick Kipley, & Scott Pflughoeft

Reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all

$700,000

$674,250

2016

Norm Yoder, Ron Walter & Todd Fiandt

Uniteus: Make a difference

$700,000

$632,000 to date, 90% of goal!