Wednesday, November 14, 2012

United Way Support Sealed with a Kiss

Al Nystrom, 2012 United Way Co-Drive Chair, makes good on a bet and kisses the pig!

Al Nystrom, Bank President at BMO Harris Bank in Marshfield and one of this year’s co-chairs for Marshfield’s United Way campaign, recently found himself  puckering up to a pig. This past Sunday, the two BMO Harris Bank locations concluded a friendly competition that was sealed with a kiss.

Brad Guse, Bank Vice President, represented the north-side location and challenged Al and the 4th Street location to see what branch could raise the most money. The loser would have to kiss a pig. Needless to say the north-side location raised the most money and consequently, Al owned up to his end of the bet.

The competition, alone, brought in over $1100 for BMO’s United Way campaign. Al took time after his kiss with the pig to thank all the employees for their effort and support during their campaign this year. BMO’s campaign has raised over $10,000 this year. A 72% increase from their previous year’s campaign.

Marshfield Area United Way’s campaign is well underway. Currently, United Way is at 23% of the 2012 goal of $915,000. The funds raised this year will support thirty local human service programs that focus on providing basic needs to families and individuals, supporting local youth and helping them achieve their greatest potential, and promoting financial stability and independence for families and seniors. You can learn more about any of these programs by visiting

To contribute to this year’s campaign, you can also visit Marshfield Area United Way’s website and securely give your gift electronically. Donations can also be mailed in to Marshfield Area United Way, PO Box 771, Marshfield, WI, 54449 or be dropped off at the United Way office at 156 S Central Ave. Please call United Way with any questions at 715-384-9992.

No comments: