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Leadership Giving

The Leadership Giving Program

Complex issues require strategic investments; and innovative solutions require visible champions.  That is why we created the Leadership Giving Program, for those who are committed to advancing the common good in south Wood and Adams Counties.  Leadership Givers provide passion and inspirational leadership that enables United Way to drive real change.

The Leadership Giving Program was created to:

  • Recognize exceptional gifts
  • Involve new and influential leadership
  • Encourage increased personal giving

In 2016, 223 Leadership Givers donated $199,960 which is 33% of the United Way campaign.  You are invited to lead the effort and become a cornerstone in building stronger local communities!

You can become a member simply by filling out our PLEDGE FORM.  Combined household gifts of $500+ qualify.

Our 2016 Leadership Givers

$10,000 +

1 anonymous


Patricia and Gary Fischer
Richard and Barbara Pavelski


Dale Bikowski
Daniel J. Bikowski
Scott and Ann Blanke
John and Toni Culhane
Gary and Martha Wilhorn


Arthur Bernhardt
Christopher Bodette
Bradley and Amy Boettcher
David and Sharon Bruha
Don and DaNita Carlson
Henry and Theresa Chao
John and Sandy Clark
Groff and Lila Collett
Josh and Nikki Dhein
Terrence and Kim Dolan
Shayne Frazier
Donald and Marlene Gasch
Jim and Janet Giese
Robert and Holly Goggins
JoAnn Grode
Vivian R. Heidmann
Len and Mary Ironside
Randy and Tari Jahns
Jere and Teri Johnson
Mark Jorgensen
Brenda Keckeisen
Richard J. Kenney
Dan and Sharon Kleinhans
Greg and Brenda Krings
Lloyd and Diedre LaCasse III
Kris and Pam Mallek
Rick and Mary Merdan
June Newman
Vicky Slater
Brenda Van DeLoop
Eric and Tonya Wangen
Thomas Weidman
Doug and Anne Wenzlaff
Jerome and Susan Wirtz
8 anonymous


Don and Joan Allen
Gail Amacher
Debra Beadle
Bob and Sue Budjac
Rev. Jake and Joy Close
Tom and Carol Davis
Scott and Deb Edwards
Mathew Fischer
Charles Glodowski
Sarah Grosshuesch
Craig Helgeson
Eugene R. Krutza
Jeffery Kulick and
Cynthia Henke
Chris Lessig
Gregory Nettesheim
Julanne Ranek-Stoltz
Justin Regnier
Mark and Jeri Reichl
Dave and Renee Rosenthal
Tyler and Rona Rossier-Abel
Rick and Shamaine Rustad
Allen and Gail Schultz
Rochelle Smolarek
John and Judy Steele
Craig V. Timm
Michael and Kelli Trzinski
Terry and Amy Whitmore
5 anonymous


Michael Abbott
Barbara Albrecht
Bill and Jean Babcock
Gary Back
Al and Pam Bardole
Andy Barnett
John Barrette
Dean and Jill Benjamin
Scott Bentley
Kathleen Bollinger
James S. and Joan Bond
Kelly Borchardt
Matthew and Maureen Bronson
Jamie Bruhn
Tom and Patti Cahill
Brian Caldwell
David Carder
Mary Jo Carson
John Cattanach
AmySue Coulthurst
Jason and Kelly Deitz Family
Bev Dhein
Corrie Dhein
Randal and Margie Dorshorst
Doug and Stefanie Drexler
Craig England
Wendy Eron
Amy Fluno
Jon and Jennifer Gause
Jerry Gebert
Laurie Gerbers
Chuck and Gayle Gibbons
Wayne Glen
Dillon Gorman
LeAnn Gotz
Wendy Greengrass
John and Debra Moore-Gruenloh
Donald and Kelly Guay
Greg and Amy Hartjes
Phil and Ann Hartley
George Hathaway DDS
Susan Henke
Mike Herzberg
Kurt and Kim Heuer
Ken and Diane Hill
Brenda Huber
Dawn Jensen
Keith and Erin Johnson
Steve Kaehn
Chad Kane
Scott and Pris Kellogg
James Kester
Kimberley Kizewski
Mr. and Mrs. Glenwood Knorr
Kevin Koehler
Bob and Dr. Bonita Kolrud
Warren Kraft
Gary and Christine Kryshak
Brian Krzykowski
Denise LaMarche
Tom and Angie Loucks
Leo and Bonnie Lynch
Jamey and Kelly Lysne
Paul and Tommie Mann
Randy May
Ronald and Deborah McCabe
Matt and Naomi McCall
Paul McDonald
Mike and Kerry Meinel
William and Carol Metcalf
Ronald Miller
Paul and Jennifer Morrison
Vicki Mullins
Dominick Murphy
Brent Nelson
Duane and Valerie Nygaard
John and Kristine O`Day
Daniel O`Toole
Jeanne Olson
Peter Olson
Adeline Peckham
Nicole Pemble
Chris and Lisa Rowe-Peplinski
Andrew and Traci Pronga
Diane Reetz
Thomas and Melissa Reichert
Mike Richmond
Louie and Libby Rosandick
Pam Ross
Mark and Bobbi Scheunemann
Earle and Penny Sellhausen
James and Iris Shewchuk
Fred Siemers
Mike and Julie Spalding
Christopher and Shelly Spranger
Don and Margaret Sprise
Christine Staven
Jeremy and Wendy Staven
Pela Steiner
Tim, Carrie, and Shelby Steinke
Fred and Shelley Stich
Aaron and Emily Stieve
Jason and Kelly Stroik
Scott Sullivan
John Sweeney Jr.
Mark and Karen Swenson
Peter and Nan Taylor
Larry and Nancy Turba
Gerald M. Voelker, DDS
and Teri Voelker
Mitchell Wayne
Greg and Linda Weinfurter
James and Nancy Wenzlaff
Keith Wilkes
Jill Winkler
Richard and Lenna Wood
Chuck and Sharon Zeman
Robert Zueger
24 anonymous