Stein family will chair Watertown United Way 2023-24 fundraising campaign

August 25, 203

Watertown, SD – The Watertown Area United Way will celebrate its 2023–2024 Campaign Kickoff Wednesday August 30, 2023, 5:15 PM at Montgomery’s Furniture in Watertown.

The event will introduce Campaign Chairs Stuart & Crystal Stein. Executive Director, Laura Heathcote stated “We are thrilled to have the Stein Family as our 2023 Campaign chairs. With distinguished records as both businessperson and community volunteers, Stuart & Crystal bring an exceptional perspective and passion to the table.”

Heathcote said, “This campaign is the main mechanism for United Way (UW) to raise funds to support over thirty nonprofit agencies in the community who support health, education, and financial stability. We understand the critical importance of our role as not only fundraisers for our nonprofit communities, but also as an entity that can inspire long lasting changes for the betterment of our citizens.”

“This is a call to action for all of us to come together with thoughtful intention to support local solutions in the communities where we live and work. Everyone wants a thriving community, but we are often skeptical or doubt that we can even have influence. The truth is, every gift matters, large or small, whether it is donating, volunteering, or advocating to improve our community. Give today…you truly can change someone’s life.” Stated Heathcote.

In the area, every fall, blue campaign signs promote this annual campaign. This year, UW encourages everyone to focus on the meaning of living united in our community. The community takes care of each other, and you can see that through the work that UW does. Through this campaign, you can be a part of this.

The event is open to the public and an opportunity to view our Campaign Video, view artwork from “Painting the Rural Picture” an education series designed to create awareness and advocacy surrounding some of our region’s most pressing issues and a chance to visit with Board Members and agencies who receive funding from the Watertown Area United Way.

To donate to Watertown Area United Way, to engage in an employee giving campaign or learn more, email Laura Heathcote [email protected], visit the website at or call the office, located at 818 S Broadway Suite 100, in Watertown, at 605-886-5815.