Heart of Illinois United Way Celebrates 100th Community-Wide Campaign

Each year, hundreds of local companies and organizations participate in our annual campaign. In 2022, our historic 100th community-wide campaign raised $9,003,424!The Heart of Illinois United Way has proven time and again that we are built to support central Illinois in times like these. Through our Community Impact Fund, we are able to adapt to changing needs while providing a solid foundation of services year-round.

Each year, hundreds of local companies and organizations participate in our annual campaign. In 2022, there were eight new corporate gifts and 15 new employee campaigns; 19 corporate gifts increased by 10% or more and 36 organizations increased donations by 10% or more. Additionally, 12 of our 42 partner agencies increased their employee campaigns by 5% or more. In total, the 2022 Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign raised $9,003,424.

“To raise more than $9 million over the past year in a community the size of central Illinois is an incredible achievement. The Heart of Illinois United Way does not do this work alone. For a century, teams of nonprofits, volunteers, and donors have generously worked together to create sustainable impact on the education, financial stability, and health needs of central Illinois,” Dr. Keith Knepp, President of UnityPoint Health-Central Illinois and 2022 Campaign Chair, said.

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Women United Happier Hour on May 4, 2023 at Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria

Thank you for everyone who joined us for our first Women United Happier Hour!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 2, 2024. We hope you’ll join us next year.

About the Event

Our Women United Happier Hour is a fun and relaxed evening to connect and volunteer! We hope you will join us next year for an appetizer buffet and cash bar, raffle, a volunteer fair for local agencies, and fun onsite volunteer opportunities … because research shows volunteering makes you happier!

For more information on the 2024 Women United Happier Hour, email Gina Edwards, VP of Marketing and Community Engagement, at .

Many thanks to our 2023 Underwriters and Sponsors:


Illinois Mutual



Teresa & Bernie Koch

Cullinan Properties, Ltd.

Davis & Campbell LLC

Photos from Our 2023 Women United Happier Hour

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