Leadership and Award History

Volunteers are a huge part of United Way of Story County's work. Board members, campaign volunteers, program partners, event volunteers, and more are all important to United Way's vision of improving the quality of life for individuals and families in our community. While it would be impossible to recognize everyone who makes a difference, the names below give an idea of the many people who work/who have worked selflessly to make an impact in Story County. The table immediately following indicates board president, campaign chair and amount raised by year, and the award history table below lists the Wall of Fame, Spirit Award and Chair's Leadership honorees by year. 

YearAmount RaisedCampaign ChairBoard President
1953$38,867.29Zac DunlapMortimer Goodwin
1954$31,360.00A.B. KnappMortimer Goodwin
1955$46,320.50Don BledsoeHarold Hegland
1956$49,999.00Max SheltonA.B. Knapp
1957$52,021.00John EngledingerHollis Nordyke
1958$52,527.09Ira HoddinottRobert Stafford
1959$56,248.00William P. NicholsE.C. Johnson
1960$54,156.60Verle BurgasonIra Hoddinott
1961$59,801.87Keith DicksonDudley Triplett
1962$53,670.44Bill BoykenVerle Burgason
1963$62,728.39Richard GillisH.M. Black
1964$60,197.39Charles FrederiksenC.C. Van Houweling
1965$68,730.00Bob CareyRichard Gillis
1966$74,375.00Dan KriegerCharles Frederiksen
1967$75,742.00Charles BensonRobert Carey
1968$92,000.00Harold PrideDan Krieger
1969$103,498.28Conrad StephensonCharles Benson
1970$99,296.75Don StevensJess Terrones
1971$133,000.00Verle BurgasonEsther Whetstone
1972$142,500.00Keith DicksonWarren Madden
1973$152,987.58Carl HamiltonHarry Weiss
1974$158,700.81Bill AllenMary Moore
1975$160,533.00Warren MaddenMary McKinney
1976$171,894.60John DasherCharles Samuels
1977$196,000.00Helen LeBaron Hilton Linda Dasher
1978$216,421.00Warren Sargent John Doyle
1979$241,312.80R.A. "Joe" MortonPhil O'Berry
1980$244,869.00Paul GergenCharles Frederiksen
1981$282,617.00Tom ThielenLarry Reed
1982$299,340.18Betty Jo HarkerRuth Deacon
1983$318,447.00Duane SandageJanis Marvin
1984$342,060.00Wayne MooreDoug Williams
1985$375,500.00George WhiteJohn Klienschmidt
1986$400,513.00Jon McCoyDave Lendt
1987$423,804.00Larry WenzlJohn Richard
1988$463,931.00 W. Robert Parks Mary Ann Evans
1989$502,351.00Mary Kay AbbottRandy Hertz
1990$557,473.00Dennis TiceFred Miller
1991$605,000.00Marvin WalterBarbara Woods
1992$601,170.00Beverly CrabtreeDavid Pfeifle
1993$612,069.00Chuck Elder Mary Kitchell
1994$666,325.00Mary Kitchell Jami Larson
1995$624,000.00Erb HunzikerJohn Tillo
1996$683,000.00Russ CrossAllen Weber
1997$732,655.00James MelsaVern Henricks
1998$785,054.00Linda DasherFrankee Oleson
1999$877,018.00Warren MaddenGary McConnell
2000$901,970.54Dan KriegerTerri Hasselman/Candi Kelly
2001$974,879.46Betty Baudler/Dan KriegerKeith Barnes
2002$1,044,258.64Dean HunzikerMary Christy
2003$1,155,374.00Jami LarsonTom Pohlman
2004$1,201,994.00Dick JohnsonSteve Goodhue
2005$1,291,758.00Chuck JonsJoyce Durlam/Dick Seagrave
2006$1,391,271.00Tom PohlmanDick Seagrave
2007$1,485,651.00Steve KogerBrian Dieter
2008$1,562,724.30Mary ChristyRick Hugdahl
2009$1,615,425.79John RussellJenn Plagman-Galvin
2010$1,645,107.33Brian DieterDave Morris
2011$1,726,245.21Gary BotineSteve McGill
2012$1,805,949.32Jane AckerWendy Wintersteen
2013$1,905,387.97Scott BauerChris Snyder
2014$2,058,832.67John KinleyDoug Ragaller
2015$2,118,611.50Jonathan WickertPete Englin
2016 Yvonne KinzlerKaren Kiel Rosser
2015 Campaign Chair Jonathan Wickert
 
The Wall of Fame award was started in 2000 to honor United Way of Story County annual campaign volunteers who have gone beyond the call of duty. The Spirit Award is given to an individual from a United Way of Story County partner agency (volunteer or staff, but not executive director) who has demonstrated exceptional dedication, professionalism, pride, and commitment to the spirit of United Way as well as a genuine desire to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in Story County. And the Chair’s Leadership Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a history of great leadership and assistance in directing and shaping United Way. 
 
YearWall of FameSpirit AwardChair's Leadership Award
1994 N/AN/AMary Kitchell
1996N/AKen DunkerN/A
1997N/AMarty LesterN/A
1998N/ADon FaasFred Miller
1999N/AHarold GrahamDan Krieger
2000Barb SpragueMartha SelbyN/A
2001Rod Bodholdt & Craig BoylanRuth SwensonJulia & Wallace Sanders
2002N/AMonica PorterKathy Martin
2003Dorothy & Frank HornBeth Cross & Jan BeranWarren Madden & Frankee Oleson
2004Kathy EmmelCarol KenealyJerry Sloan
2005Kathy MartinPeggy JohnsonDale Henricks
2006Irene BeaversBetty MerrickJan Putnam
2007Shelley GoeckeTom PurvisMary Christy
2008Jim OlesonRandi PetersBarb Sprague
2009Judy & Ron KrullTrish StrahRick Hugdahl
2010Sara LehmanJohn TimmonsSteve Koger
2011Carla PersaudMichelle BosterRuth Swenson
2012Rebecca AndersonBev RossSteve McGill
2013Elizabeth Wilt-CableDoug JonesDoug Ragaller
2014Wayne ClintonCarol Elbert & Carolyn JonsRick Schreier
2015Becky StadlmanAlan ChristyRoger Kluesner
2015 Wall of Fame recipient Becky Stadlman