Awards & Honors

Annually, we honor local businesses and individuals with a high level of commitment to helping us achieve our mission to improve lives and strengthen communities. They are honored at our Annual Meeting, typically held in late winter/early spring.

Congratulations to these most recent and very deserving award recipients! Bios coming soon…

New for 2023, we are accepting tribute gifts made in our award recipients’ honor. Please consider saying “congrats” with a gift!

Give Award

Merchants Bank

The Give Award recognizes donors who realize the importance of Great Rivers United Way and continually support our campaign through financial contributions.

Advocate Award

Rob Palmberg

The Advocate Award recognizes strong voices in support of Great Rivers United Way.

Volunteer Award

Alex Lueck

The Volunteer Award is given to those who donate their precious time to Great Rivers United Way.


Nancy Opland

The LIVE UNITED Award recognizes an individual or organization that lives or conducts business by Great Rivers United Way’s core values.

Community Partner Award

Rotary Lights

New for 2023, the Community Partner Award recognizes a group or organization that worked with Great Rivers United Way to accomplish great things, because we all do better when we LIVE UNITED.

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