Heart of Illinois United Way

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Organizers and fundraisers for the Heart of Illinois United Way say state cuts and budget deadlock are motivating them to campaign harder this year.

The organization kicked off its annual fundraising initiative during a breakfast Friday morning. 

44 businesses and organizations participated in the summer pace-setter campaign, raising more than $1.3 million. That’s up nearly $200,000 compared to this time last year. 2015 Campaign Co-chair Tana Utley says many nonprofits are counting on United Way support to keep their bottom line:

HOI United Way announces 2014 campaign results

Feb 5, 2015
Denise Molina / Peoria Public Radio

The Heart of Illinois United Way is celebrating its fundraising efforts for 2014. Campaign chairs, Bernie and Teresa Koch, announced Thursday the annual campaign raised about eleven-point-four million dollars. Bernie Koch says that’s a more than five-percent increase over 2013.

United Way getting a boost from Caterpillar

Nov 20, 2014

Caterpillar employees and retirees are giving a local organization a boost in its annual fundraising campaign.

HOI United Way project offers a new pathway

Oct 14, 2014
Peoria Public Radio

It’s nearing the one year anniversary of the November 17th tornadoes that tore through the Midwest. Tazewell County and specifically the community of Washington was by far the hardest hit in the state that day because of the number of homes and businesses damaged.

The annual Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign is underway. Bernie and Teresa Koch are chairing this year’s fundraising efforts. 36 businesses and organizations that participated in the summer pacesetter campaign already raised one-point-one-million-dollars.

A summer reading program expands

Apr 21, 2014

Area preschool students can earn tickets to a Peoria Chief’s baseball game with their reading skills. The Chiefs and PNC Bank are partnering with the Heart of Illinois United Way to expand the Homer’s Reading Program, named after the team’s mascot. 

Heart of Il United Way makes push for more donations

Nov 15, 2013

The Heart of Illinois United Way is making the final push for individuals to give to its annual campaign. Campaign Chairs, Doug and Vicky Stewart, say more than nine million dollars has been raised so far. That’s about one-point-four million dollars away from the final amount raised last year.