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Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards

Join United Way for an evening of music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as we celebrate community, welcome new members to the United Way of 1000 Lakes Board of Directors, announce this year’s campaign results, and recognize outstanding donors and volunteers. This year's speaker is President and CEO of Blandin Foundation Kathy Annette! 

The Campaign Celebration and Best of Awards marks the conclusion of the United Way 2016 Campaign. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Timberlake Lodge Hotel
144 SE 17th Street
Grand Rapids

Social Hour with Music  4:30 p.m.
Program & *Awards with Keynote speaker Kathy Annette 5:30 p.m.



A lifelong resident of rural Minnesota, Dr. Kathleen Annette is a recognized leader at local, regional and national levels.

Kathy grew up on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and is enrolled with White Earth Band of Ojibwe. She is a graduate of University of Minnesota, where she received both her medical and undergraduate degrees. She is the first woman in the Minnesota Ojibwe Nation to become a physician.

Kathy retired from federal service after 26 distinguished years, having served as deputy director of field operations of Indian Health Service, based in Bemidji, Minn. In this role, she had responsibility for supervision and leadership of Area Directors across the United States, including 48 hospitals, 238 health clinics serving 1.9 million American Indian patients, and 15,000 federal employees. Read more


The evening is complimentary thanks to these generous businesses. Their generosity ensures your annual contribution is directed toward solving the most pressing problems facing families and individuals in our community. 

For more information on the celebration event and sponsorship opportunities, please call United Way at 218-999-7570 or email kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.