Highlights of the 2017 LIVE UNITED Luncheon – May 3, 2017

Recognition of all of those who LIVE UNITED

Highlights of the 2017 LIVE UNITED Luncheon, held on May 3, 2017

  • Keynote address by Carl Crawford (City of Duluth) – “Together, We Are The Solution”
  • Music by Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners
  • Master of Ceremonies: Jennifer Austin (KBJR)
  • 2016-17 Partner Organization Recognition Awards
    (see list of recipients below)
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Adeline Green, nominated by Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center
  • United Way Partner Agency Story: Cheryl Champion on behalf of Lake Superior Community Health Center
  • LIVE UNITED Award: Presented to Barb Lucia of Grandma’s Restaurant Company.

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HLUW Presents “Protecting Everyone’s Access to Healthcare”


U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will be in Duluth on Friday for a health care forum hosted by the Head of the Lakes United Way.The event, “Protecting Everyone’s Access to Health Care,” will run from 3-5 p.m. at the Depot Underground, 506 W. Michigan St.United Way spokeswoman Machelle Lind said there is a “stellar cast put together so far” of area health and civic leaders.”There’s so much uncertainty right now … that I think it will be pretty powerful.”

Head of the Lakes Welcomes Eight New Board Members


Head of the Lakes United Way elected eight board members including Louise Anderson of Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board; Jason Davis of North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters; Tricia Hobbs of Thrivent Financial; Phil Jents of the city of Duluth; Annie Lepper of Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union; Neal Ronquist of Duluth News Tribune; Jen Patterson of Maurices; and Christopher Tremblay of University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Northland Leaders Celebrate EITC Awareness Day


Tax season has begun and it’s important to take advantage of every possible tax credit. Because may low-income working individuals are not, Northland leaders are speaking out Friday, January 27, to raise awareness of credits too often overlooked.  For example, because of tax credits like the EITC and WFC, a tax refund can account for more than 30% of a household income. However, one-in-five eligible taxpayers aren’t claiming their ETIC. The EITC is a vital tool that helps low-income working individuals and families boost their incomes and move out of poverty.Everyone is invited Friday to join speakers which include Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, State Representative Liz Olson, Head of the Lakes United Way President Matt Hunter, a Representative from Senator Al Franken’s Office, Community Action Duluth Executive Director Angie Miller and Earned Income Tax Credit Recipient Corisa Thom, as they shed light on subject.The event will at 11:00 a.m. at the Ordean Building, 424 West Superior Street, in Duluth.Read More: Northland Leaders to Celebrate Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Friday | http://kkcb.com/northland-leaders-to-celebrate-earned-income-tax-credit-awareness-day-friday/?trackback=tsmclip