United Way of Rock River Valley celebrates 100 years of service

Local News

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A ceremony in Rockford celebrates a local non-profit’s century of service.

An open house at Memorial Hall recognized the exact day United Way was founded, December 4, 1919.

December 4, 2019 was declared United Way of Rock River Valley Day.

Currently, the non-profit is working with middle school students to keep children on track to be college or career ready.

United Way hopes that effort reduces crime, poverty and unemployment in the Stateline.

“It’s great to see the community acknowledge the important role of the United Way and all the people that have worked to support United Way,” said United Way of Rock River Valley President and CEO, Paul Logli. “Either in going out and helping to raise the money, or going out and determining where the money is going to go, or doing the things that the money was given to do.”

In the last 100 years United Way has raised over $230 million in Rockford and Winnebago County.


For more local news, download the MyStateline app (iOS) or (Android) and subscribe with Alexa.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram!

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Video

Made in the Stateline

More Made in the Stateline

Education Matters

More Education Matters

Behind the Badge

More Behind the Badge

Stateline Strong

More Stateline Strong





Trending Stories