On Tuesday, August 16, Oshkosh Area United Way (OAUW) kicked off its fundraising goal of $1.8 million during its 60th Annual Community Giving Campaign Kickoff event, sponsored by Amcor Flexibles and Oshkosh Corporation with supporting sponsorship by Baird.This year’s campaign theme is Change Begins With Me/We.  

The community event, held at the Oshkosh Convention Center, kicked off the United Way fundraising season and the dollars raised will focus on improving access to resources for Early Childhood Development, Mental Health, and Steps to a Living Wage. 

Attendees were invited to wear their favorite aviation gear for the high-flying celebration while they enjoyed networking with community members, food, and inspirational speakers. 

“We want area residents to know how their participation in our community fundraiser supports 42 local programs that directly impact 1 in 3 people in our area,” said Brenda Haines, OAUW Campaign Co-Chair and co-owner of Blue Door Consulting. “This individual could be your friend, family member, neighbor, co-worker, or employee.” 

“We increased this year’s fundraising goal to $1.8 million to support the growing need in the community.” continued Haines.  

“As a longtime supporter of the United Way, I’m excited to be directly involved in this year’s campaign so I can inspire our community to give, advocate, and volunteer,” said Chris Nimis, OAUW Campaign Co-Chair and Vice President of Product Management at Amcor Flexibles. Nimis adds, “Small donations and ideas can turn into big changes and with your help, United Way makes it easy to help those big changes takeoff and impact lives right here in our own backyard.” 

The Oshkosh Area United Way thanks the staff at Amcor Flexibles, Oshkosh Corporation, Blue Door Consulting, Baird, Oshkosh Convention Center, their volunteers, and all attendees for their support, and the opportunity to enjoy this event with them. 

For more information about starting a Workplace Campaign, visit oshkoshunitedway.org/2022annualcampaign.

Oshkosh Area United Way