ASHLAND -- United Way of Ashland County announced Friday that it has met the 2020 Rockstars and Legends Campaign goal of $850,000.
“This campaign has been very exciting," United Way Executive Director Stacy Schiemann said. "Campaign Chairs Joe and Brittaney Reep set the tone for the campaign by showing their enthusiasm and love of Ashland county. They have poured their heart and souls into this campaign and have really connected with the community.
"Their enthusiasm and love of Ashland County was evident in everything they did to make this campaign a success. They both are invested in ensuring that Ashland County is a wonderful place for people to live and they model this by being involved community members."
She went on to thank the Board of Directors, campaign leadership team, campaign volunteers and the Pacesetter Organizations, which kickstarted the campaign and committed early to helping United Way of Ashland County reach the campaign goal.
"Ashland County has amazing businesses that have made philanthropy, volunteerism and community engagement part of their work culture. We also have amazing individual donors who make the work that we do possible," Schiemann said. "This commitment to our community ensures that 15 partner Agencies receive funding from Ashland County United Way to provide critical services for our community members across Ashland County."
These partner Agencies include: ACCADA, ACCESS, American Red Cross, Appleseed Community Mental Health, Ashland County Cancer, Association, Ashland County Council on Aging, Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland Christian Health Center, Ashland YMCA, Associated Charities, Catholic Charities, Hospice of North Central Ohio, Kidney Foundation, Olive Tree Care, Salvation Army Kroc Center.
"The work they do vital and meets the needs of Ashland County residents on a daily basis," Schiemann said.
Joe Reep, campaign chair, was also delighted to see the campaign end on such a high note.
“It has been an honor and privilege for Brittaney and I to help lead a successful campaign for 2020, but all of the credit should go to the individuals and businesses who contributed, volunteers who gave their time and the agencies doing the hard work in the community," Reep said. "Ashland continues to show its colors as a place that takes care of its own and we are proud to raise our family here and call it home.”
The United Way annual meeting will be held on March 24, 2020 at 11:45 at the Upper Convocation Center at Ashland University. Pacesetter organizations, partner agencies and top workplace campaigns will be highlighted along board installations and transitions and the announcement of volunteer of the year.