The United Way of Santa Cruz County is kicking off and celebrating their Annual Campaign season on Thursday, November 10th at the Museum of Art History in Santa Cruz from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. During this event, workplace campaigns, local officials, and the community have the opportunity to come together to support youth success and youth well-being across Santa Cruz County.
Over 100 local businesses participate in the workplace campaign, raising funds to support the United Way’s work to improve the overall well-being of youth through community connectedness, college & career readiness, financial stability, and health
This year, United Way will share its continued commitment to youth success and well-being by highlighting the impacts of the United 4 Youth Initiative and United Way’s Youth Programs. Attendees will get to learn firsthand from programs how they support youth across the county and also enjoy a musical performance from a Jovenes Sanos youth member.
“This is a special event that showcases how Together, We Can help youth thrive, and secure over $400,000 for our local youth this campaign season,” says CEO Keisha Browder. Being United for Youth means we are here to invest in their well-being, hopes, and dreams. We know that our community is healthy when our youth are thriving, healthy and safe. We believe that when youth thrive, we all thrive.”
Together, We Can is sponsored by Bay Federal Credit Union, One Digital, Lookout Santa Cruz, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. The 2022 United Way Campaign Co-Chairs are Chris Maffia, Community Leader, and Patty Winters, Vice President of Human Resources at Bay Federal Credit Union. They will announce United Way’s community goals and share information about how to support youth success and well-being.
Over 100 community members, business leaders, local officials, regional companies, donors, and friends of United Way joined us last night at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to celebrate our Annual Campaign Kick-Off: Together We Can and inspire their passion to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer. We had an incredible evening with delicious appetizers and artisan drinks while connecting in person.
“This evening was an opportunity for our community to connect and be inspired by youth participating in programs and initiatives that are powered by United Way. When we take the time to truly connect and build lasting relationships, we know that together, we can build a brighter and safer world for our youth.”
— Keisha Browder, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Santa Cruz County
A very special thank you to our lead event Sponsors: Bay Federal Credit Union, UC Santa Cruz, OneDigital, and Lookout Santa Cruz
THANK YOU to our talented musician and Jóvenes Sanos youth member Miguel, the delicious appetizers prepared by Ella’s at the Airport, and the inspiring words shared by our collaborative programs. Thank you to those who made a gift last night –Together, We Can make a difference and support youth well-being!
Join us in achieving our campaign goal of $400,000 this year by making a gift at our donation site.