United Way Kickoff Breakfast and Day of Caring: Work that Connects our Community

Join us on Tuesday, September 25 from 7:30 am – 8:30 am at Norwich University’s Milano Ballroom to celebrate the important work United Way, our partners, and supporters are doing to connect our communities and help all in our five counties to thrive!

We will hear from inspiring speakers including this year’s Keynote, Shawn Tester, CEO and Executive Director of Northern Counties Health Care, and Green Mountain United Way partner in  NEK Prosper! and Working Bridges. Shawn will speak about the importance of connecting our communities to one another and to resources, and how to address the community’s broader needs to ensure the health and vitality of all within our region.

Enjoy breakfast as we honor Community Leaders and our 2017-18 Campaign Leaders.

This event is free and open to partners, local leaders and the broader community. RSVP is required to attend.


This year’s Kickoff Breakfast will be immediately followed by a Day of Caring Volunteer Day to support the Northfield Promise Community. We are helping families with children 0-5 in the Northfield area by building a brand new playground at the Northfield Falls Fields. Get more information or register for Day of Caring at our Volunteer Connection.

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We look forward to seeing you and thank you for everything you do for our communities!

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GMUW to Launch Campaign at Kickoff Breakfast

On Sept. 16th, at the Steak House on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Green Mountain United Way will host its annual kickoff breakfast for the 2015 – 2016 campaign. In addition to launching the campaign fundraising for the year, GMUW will be including those who attend in its 40th anniversary celebration and will be introducing its new Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen.

Coupled with a full and delicious breakfast will be door prizes, awards and guest speakers on volunteerism, community impact and our need to succeed for the benefit of all in our communities.

Topping off this event will be an address by this year’s Campaign Chair, Scott Milne, President of Milne Travel American Express, who very willingly agreed to chair the campaign as a tribute to his mother, Marion Milne. Marion was a longtime supporter of the United Way having served on its Board and Committees as well as Chair for the 1985 and 1999 campaigns. Scott acknowledges that filling his mother’s shoes is a big task that he wants to undertake. Thus, this year’s campaign theme of “Put Yourself in My Shoes”, which pointedly asks supporters to put themselves in the shoes of those less fortunate in our communities and offer whatever help they can.

Fully sponsoring this event is Milne Travel/American Express.

This breakfast is always very well attended by business executives, campaign coordinators, representatives of other nonprofit organizations and supporters from all over Washington, Orange, Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties. For more information about this event and how to register, visit www.gmunitedway.org, or call GMUW at 802-622-8056.

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