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Lyndie Case will lead strategic planning for the CCSC Early Learning goals, as well as convene the efforts of staff, volunteers, school districts, and community members. She will also help coordinate the annual Connections Conference.

"The more people you have working to help families, and working toward common goals, the easier it is to achieve success on a larger scale. It's easier for the families too. If we are coordinated with agencies and organizations working together, then the less stress it is for families to get their needs met. When we're working together behind the scenes, then we can help families on the ground." ~ Lyndie Case

Campaign Kickoff Breakfast

The event was a huge success, thanks to sponsors SaviBank and Dreamchasers RVs. The Kick Off Breakfast had inspirational speeches by United Way of Skagit County’s Board President Bill Aslett and Vice-President Lisa Janicki, as well as the new Early Learning Coordinator of Skagit County Lyndie Case.

Of course, how can one have a kick off without a kick off, or a little competitive fun? We had a field goal kick off competition between our own Debra Lancaster and a few of Skagit County’s Superintendents: Carl Bruner of Mount Vernon, Mark Wenzel of Anacortes, Laurel Browning of Burlington-Edison, & Phil Brockman. Good thing they are all great at their day jobs, as each kick was wildly off mark; which made the winner of the event, United Way of Skagit County’s Communication Coordinator Spencer Pope who volunteered to serve as the goal post.

Once again a big thanks goes out to our Pacesetter organizations, it’s you that make our efforts for sustainable, positive change for Skagit county possible: Burlington-Edison School District, Mount Vernon School District, Sedro-Woolley School District, Anacortes School District, Puget Sound Energy, Community Action of Skagit County, Skagit Bank, Skagit County Government, Skagit Regional Health, Tesoro Refining and Marketing company, United Way of Skagit County (employees and board), US Bank, Shell Puget Sound Refinery, Washington Federal.

Days of Caring 2015

We’re getting ready for this year’s Days of Caring projects starting in the fall!

If you are a non-profit with a project for a workplace team please fill out this survey and, contact Philip by email at or phone at 360-755-9521, ext 13.

If you are a business or community team looking for an exciting and meaningful way to help your community by pitching in with muscle, skills, some extra time and a good heart, then definitely contact Philip at the email or phone number above.

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading put together this brilliant video that highlights many of the reasons United Way of Skagit County regards Early Education as one of the most important Key Influence Sectors to our community.

United Way Rally 2015

Thank you to our over 250 guest for making this a memorable day. Here are photos of award winners and special guests

You make the Community Stronger - By helping a child overcome poverty, self-esteem issues, and educational deficiencies you make the Community Stronger. By teaching teens sound financial practices and job skills that will help prepare them for life after graduation, you make the Community Stronger. By working with families to improve critical parenting skills and by breaking the cycle of addiction and abuse, you make the Community Stronger. By giving through United Way, you advance the common good in Skagit County. You make the Community Stronger.

United Way of Skagit County Loaned Executive (from Tesoro) Tara Havard speaks at the City of Anacortes benefits fair. Thanks COA and Tesoro. Together we can make sustainable positive change in Skagit County a reality.

Sue Krienen's $1,000,000 investment in United Way of Skagit County and partner programs will go to improve the quality of and access to early childhood education locally.

2014 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast a Huge Success!