The Decatur County United Fund is pleased to announce the 2022 campaign is
underway and will soon conduct this year’s fundraising efforts in the “Positive Change
Doesn’t Happen Alone” campaign. This year’s goal is $540,000.
Joane Cunningham, Executive Director of the United Fund, stated, “The Decatur County
United Fund mobilizes a single fundraising campaign to raise money for a diverse range
of nonprofits serving Decatur County. Each February, 501c3 health and human service
nonprofit agencies can apply to the United Fund for funding for the following year. The
Community Investment Committee reviews applications and interviews agencies
requesting funding. After completing all nonprofit inquiries, the Community Investment
Committee gives thorough consideration as to community need in preparing its
recommendation to the Board.
The 2022 campaign dollars will support 16 agencies and 21 programs in 2023. They
include Advocates for Children, American Red Cross, Catch A Ride, Champions of Youth,
Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana, Greensburg Community Bread of
Life, Carousel Play and Learn Center, Community Healthcare Clinic, Decatur County
Youth Baseball, Girl Scouts, Decatur County Human Service Food Pantry and Head Start,
Our Hospice of Decatur County, Greensburg Rural Works Program, Speranza House,
Turning Point, and Decatur County Family YMCA.
“We appreciate everyone’s support and the support of the entire county when it comes
to making sure our health and human services agencies are here to do just that—serve
the human needs of our community. United Fund dollars are very important for our
funded partners to meet budgetary program needs.” noted Cunningham.
Cunningham noted, “We ask that the community consider giving one of several ways.
Company campaigns are a great way to support the work of the United Fund and the
many agencies they serve. If available, payroll deduction is the simplest way to pledge
to the United Fund. Donations can also be mailed to the Decatur County United Fund at
108 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240. You can also pledge online on our
Facebook page or visit www.dcuf.com and “DONATE” on our website at any time.
Follow the simple instructions. New for this year is our QR code on our marketing
materials and website – utilize your phone, scan and follow the simple steps.”
The 2022 campaign goal is $540,000 and is currently at $100,950 or 18.7% of goal.
Scott Wesseler, United Fund Board President added, “Each year, your ONE gift supports
the work of valuable agencies that assist individuals, with the help of dedicated staff, to
address their struggles, find resources, and move in a better direction. Positive change
doesn’t happen alone. YOUR gift to the United Fund ensures we can provide resources
to individuals to gain and maintain good health. These local resources strengthen our
community and are essential to the overall well-being of our county”.
Decatur County United Fund has been in operation since 1957 and is celebrating their
65 th year of community work. Their mission is Together Building Hope, Health & Stability
for Our Community. The United Fund’s vision is to improve the quality of life for the
people of Decatur County, especially the most vulnerable. In addition, they work to
increase human and capital resources available to support the community partners
efforts to address community-wide goals, and serve as a community leader developing
and leveraging diverse, collaborative partnerships to impact health and human services
outcomes. For more information, contact Joane Cunningham, Executive Director at