This fall when the United Way kicked-off their annual Resource Drive, they announced that they would once again be giving an incentive to help raise funds for their work towards their goal of creating pathways to prosperity for families and communities. This incentive was a recurring theme from last year and was to give a lucky donor $10,000 cash. It was only made possible with the long-standing partnership with Terre Haute Chevrolet sponsoring the incentive.
Abby Desboro, Executive Director of United Way of the Wabash Valley stated, “We are grateful for our partnership with Terre Haute Chevrolet over the last decade. Their continued commitment to our community has challenged our donors to give more to support their neighbors in times of need. While we are excited to award a deserving donor with $10,000; we are more thankful that these individuals chose to support struggling families in the Wabash Valley with United Way.”
There were three names drawn at random from the campaign incentive entries. The finalists included Anthony Scott from Novelis, Casey Webster from First Financial Bank, and Lisa Hendrickson from First Financial Bank. Those three individuals met at Terre Haute Chevrolet to try their luck at picking the correct box that contained the prize money. The lucky winner is Lisa Hendrickson with David Gedde standing in as proxy for the giveaway event.
Donors earned chances to win $10,000 cash based on their donor support. New donors earned 1 entry for a donation under $25 and 2 entries for every $25 donation. Returning donors earned 1 entry for matching their last year’s gift and 2 entries for every $25 increase over last year’s gift. All donors received 20 additional entries for donations over $500. This year there were over 10,000 entries from nearly 1,000 donors. This included over 180 new donors to the United Way.
Matt Lohmiller, General Manager of Terre Haute Chevrolet explained, “Terre Haute Chevrolet believes in giving back to our community. This unique incentive is a great way to give back to those who are investing in our community through donating to the United Way. This partnership goes directly to the core of our culture, both personally and professionally. We want to help others in the Wabash Valley and, we enjoy being able to give back to the community in this way.”
Picture from left to right: Jay Rogers (TH Chevy), Abby Desboro (UWWV), Matt Lohmiller (TH Chevy), David Gedde (proxy winner for Lisa Hendrickson)