Announcement: Gustavus and Greater Mankato United Way Campaign 2021

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Greater Mankato Area United Way has an inspiring motto this year: “Step In, Step Up.”  In this year of varying emotions, unplanned situations, hardships, and unexpected moments to smile, what can we do to step in and step up? COVID-19 has affected our community in ways no one could have planned for in advance. More people than ever are reaching out for the services, supported by United Way.

Greater Mankato Area United Way will support 56 programs within 36 agencies in 2021, including four new programs. These essential programs keep our region balanced through the pillars of Basic Needs, Health, and Education. More than 80 community volunteers thoroughly vet each of these programs during their annual review process to ensure your dollars are used wisely.

Now more than ever, your support of United Way is needed as they work to ensure their programs stay strong and sustainable. 

Last year Gustavus employees gave a combined donation of $12,966! Those numbers represent nine additional donors and $2,109.20 over the previous year. Thank you to everyone who participated.

We are offering three incentives for your generosity:

1) We will offer not one, but two reserved parking spaces for any Gustavus employees who makes a first time donation to United Way or any repeat donor who increases their contribution by 10% by Tuesday, October 20.
2) All employees who give will be entered into a drawing for a private lunch with President Bergman.
3) President Bergman will personally donate an additional $10 for every new donor this year, up to $1,000.

Here is how you can help for 2021:
● Give through credit card or payroll deduction at
● Send a gift directly to the United Way at 127 S. 2nd Street., Suite 190, Mankato, MN 56001

If you have any questions, please contact our Gustavus United Way representative, Ann Johnson, by telephone at x6320 or via email at

PostedOct 13, 2020