Thursday, February 28, 2013
GAR Foundation awards $95,000 to local groups
Three Kent and Portage County entities have a combined total $95,000 to support non-profit efforts this year thanks to the GAR Foundation. Locally, the foundation awarded: $20,000, to WKSU-FM 89.7 for its spring 2013 fund drive; $25,000, to United Way of Portage County; and $50,000 to the Kent State University Foundation for its last-chance scholarship program. For the Portage United Way, the grant is a challenge match, which means it is a $1 for $1 match to any new and or increased gifts from individual donors, corporations, and foundations. Donations to the United Way between now and June 2014 qualify for the match. “This is a great opportunity for people to make a difference in their community,” said Steve Kleiber, President & CEO of …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Volunteers lend a hand at Portage County service agencies for a day
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Portage Community Bank is sponsoring the annual United Way “Day of Caring” for 2012. The Annual “Day of Caring” consists of volunteers from across the community lending a hand at local agency sites throughout Portage County. The event takes place Friday, Sept. 7. “This is a good opportunity for people in Portage County to get a tour of a United Way program and help with an important project for that agency” said, Steve Kleiber, President & CEO of United Way of Portage County. “We have supported this worthwhile cause since its inception and we are proud to be this year’s sponsor,” said Rick Coe, CEO of Portage Community Bank. The United Way supports more than 43 community programs across Portage County, some of which would not operate …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Fifty-year-old company headquartered in Kent raised nearly $5,000 for agency.
Kent Elastomer Products Inc. recently wrapped up its inaugural United Way campaign, raising more than $4,900 between its Kent headquarters and its facilities in Mogadore and Winesburg, Ohio. “We are fortunate to have companies in Portage County like Kent Elastomer Products” said Steve Kleiber, president and CEO of United Way of Portage County. “It means a lot to have local business behind our efforts to help people in Portage County.” The agency kicked off its 2011-12 campaign season in early September. Forty-three programs are funded by United Way of Portage County, including its own free 211 Portage service. Bob Oborn, president of Kent Elastomer Products, said the company has been part of the Kent community for more than 50 years. “We …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The United Way of Portage County's goal was $1,040,000.
The United Way of Portage County is still accepting donations to meet its campaign goal of $1,040,000. The 2011 campaign has raised $520,000. "Our campaign is progressing well to date," said President and CEO Steve Kleiber. "However we still need the community’s help to achieve goal." United Way funds 43 programs, including United Way’s 211 Portage, which is in financial crisis because of local and state government budget cuts. "Many organizations that we fund are struggling and I can’t over emphasize importance of making goal this year," said Kleiber. "With the campaign winding down the United Way and all the local agencies need your support more than ever." To donate, call Liz Ziots at 330-297-1424 ext. 113, or e-mail her at lizz@…