Friday, August 27, 2010

United Way Supports Education for the 2010 Campaign Kickoff

John Erskine, chairman of Racine Federated and 2010 United Way Campaign Chair, invites you, your friends and neighbors to the 2010 Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, August 31 at noon. 

The 2010 Campaign Kickoff is being held at Starbuck Middle School (1516 Ohio Street in Racine) and all attendees are asked to bring a school supply donation. United Way will be highlighting its support for a quality education at this event.

The school supply sculpture competition begins at 11 a.m. with teams competing to create table-top sculptures out of donated school supplies. Prospective teams may view details and register online at Prizes will be awarded to the winning team as determined by celebrity judges and a people’s choice winner.

The lunch will feature keynote speaker, Bill Van Atta, President of the Racine Unified School District Board of Education. John Erskine will announce the 2010 Campaign Goal. Remarks will also be made by Dave Maurer, United Way President; Francisco Sanchez, JP Morgan Chase Bank Vice President and United Way Board Chair; Dr. James Shaw, Racine Unified School District Superintendent and United Way board member; and Sandra Brand, Starbuck Middle School Principal.

The 2010 campaign will run through the end of November with more than 300 businesses and 10,000 individuals expected to participate. For more information, contact Mike Pilger, Vice President of Marketing and Resource Development, at 262-898-2249 or

About United Way of Racine County
United Way of Racine County advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health; the building blocks for a good life. We not only fund more than 70 programs and special projects, but also initiate and facilitate systems-wide initiatives to create long-lasting change. We work in partnership with other individuals and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, resources and expertise to address our community’s most critical issues. For more information visit or call 262-898-2240.

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