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ROCKSTARS & LEGENDS “ROCK ON” 2021 CAMPAIGN MEETS $850,000 GOAL!!! March 26, 2021

ASHLAND — The United Way of Ashland County announced Thursday that it exceeded its annual campaign goal, despite its untraditional fundraising strategy. The Ashland nonprofit raised $861,000 during its 2021 campaign, surpassing the goal of $850,000 by 102 percent. “This year was difficult, challenging and unlike any other most of us have ever seen, but the simple truth is that we care about and for one another,” executive director Stacy Schiemann said. “Due to the hard work and commitment of this community working together to achieve one goal, collectively we will all be better for it.” Due to the ongoing…

Kay Conrad Day of Caring – October 22, 2020

Ashland County United Way plans Day of Caring for Thursday, October 22, 2020 ASHLAND — The COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles in 2020, but United Way of Ashland County has worked hard to find a safe way to continue the annual Kay Conrad Day of Caring Set on Thursday, October 22. Now in its 26th year, the Kay Conrad Day of Caring is a day dedicated to the service of Ashland County residents. This volunteer day meets the needs of Ashland County residents who are unable to complete yard work and winterizing of homes necessary before the start winter….

“Rockstars & Legends” 2020 Campaign meets Goal of $850,000! February 7, 2020

United Way of Ashland County’s Rockstars and Legends campaign meets $850,000 goal Special to Ashland Source –   Feb 7, 2020 Stacy Schiemann, executive director of the United Way of Ashland County, announced the year’s goal of $850,000 in Fall 2019. 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…

2019 Kay Conrad Day of Caring

ASHLAND — Gordon Conrad’s wife, Kay Conrad, passed away in 2010. But she is still remembered today after founding the United Way of Ashland’s Kay Conrad Day of Caring 25 years ago. Kay Conrad was the executive director of the organization from 1996 to 2004. “It has grown so much over the years,” Gordon Conrad said. “It is a very great honor for me to see what happens here with these volunteers.” On Thursday, roughly 320 volunteers set out to provide service to 98 homes in Ashland County that added up to over 1,200 man hours in just an afternoon’s worth…

2019 “THE HERO IN U” CAMPAIGN KICK OFF BREAKFAST

ASHLAND – United Way of Ashland County is encouraging community members to find their inner hero this year. “It’s the super hero in you that makes you feel powerful, that makes you feel engaged and strong and that makes you feel like you can go out and make a change,” Stacy Schiemann, executive director of the local United Way chapter, said at a kick-off breakfast at Ashland University Thursday. The breakfast marked the official start of United Way’s 2019 “The Hero In U” Campaign, but a dozen local businesses and institutions designated as United Way “Pacesetters” have already begun raising…

2018 “Kay Conrad Day of Caring”

ASHLAND – Hundreds of community members came together Thursday to help Ashland residents for the 23rd United Way of Ashland County Kay Conrad Day of Caring.“I think it’s important to show that there are people in this community that are here for others, just to show that we support those who need a little more assistance,” Washock said. “There’s a lot of great things going on in Ashland.” A team from Ashland, Inc., was raking leaves, cleaning windows and moving some outdoor furniture on Smith Road. Colin Myers, who was helping for the second year, said he appreciated that his…

2018 Campaign Kick off Event

  Ashland – For Thursday mornings, United Way of Ashland County “Faces of Change” 2018 Campaign kick-off Breakfast, the theme was “Ashland’s Got Talent”, and it became apparent throughout the program that giving to help others is one of the county’s best talents. “We are so proud of the work they (Pacesetters) did, “Stacy Schiemann, executive director of United Way of Ashland County, said after the breakfast. Michelle Vanderzyden, Joe Reep and Dan Lawson served as the “Judges” for the pacesetter talent performances. The Pacesetter organizations for the 2018 campaign are Ashland University, Ashland City Schools, Ashland County West Holmes…