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Neumann 2017 United Way campaign recap

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

By Crystal Leto

Neumann Brothers – a proud supporter of United Way of Central Iowa – recently wrapped up our 2017 United Way fundraising campaign.

Neumann’s VP of Business Development Ted Brackett said “I have come to understand how critical United Way of Central Iowa is to our community’s overall quality of life. The support they provide has untold positive effect on many local families, benefitting their lives and the lives of their children.  It is for this reason I support Neumann’s annual campaign to the best of my ability.”

United Way Loaned Executive Tom Jones – Sponsored by John Deere Des Moines Works – kicked off our campaign on September 8th with a compelling presentation about the impact United Way of Central Iowa has in our communities and the many opportunities to donate, volunteer and mentor available.

Our kickoff continued in the parking lot with an Iowa/Iowa State Tailgate and a friendly bags tournament. The competitive nature of several team members definitely made the tournament more interesting for those of us on the sidelines! 

Additional activities over the two-week campaign infused a little extra silliness and fun into our day-to-day work lives – with all the proceeds going to United Way of Central Iowa. Activities included a change collection challenge between three of our Project Engineers (who were each partnered up with another office cohort) to see who could collect the most change and goodie filled jobsite visits to each of our projects.

Our United Way campaign is always a nice way to shake things up here,” said Project Coordinator Ashley Albaugh. “We get to have a little fun, maybe even a little competitive and get out of the office to visit our field crews – all in the name of raising money to support people in our own communities!”

United Way of Central Iowa unites individuals, organizations and nonprofits in central Iowa to “create and implement initiatives focused on producing real results in the areas of education, income and health.” To learn more visit https://www.unitedwaydm.org.

Above: Neumann office employees watch as co-workers compete in the bags tournament to benefit UW of Central Iowa.

Above: Jeremy Alden and Joani Meyers get their game on!