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Campaign Close Date: March 15th
2015 Campaign
Welcome Our New Executive Director!

The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has announced the selection of Michael McMonigal, as its new executive director.  McMonigal will fill the vacancy created by Marie Mulvihill’s departure in August to join Primary Health Network. 

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Mark Partner, United Way incoming Board president and transition team member.  “Mike will bring leadership, passion and a deep sense of commitment to the non-profit sector.” 

McMonigal is a Lycoming College graduate.  His resume includes serving as District Executive for the Juniata Valley Council, BSA along with program coordination and workforce development instruction at the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit.  Presently, he serves on the Juniata Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Workforce & Education Committee and the Mifflin-Juniata Career & Technology Advisory Board. 

Mike lives in Reedsville with wife, Lori and their two sons.  “I’m enthusiastic about this opportunity to serve and partner with the area’s non-profit organizations in this new capacity,” remarks McMonigal.  “The United Way has a long history of supporting and developing non-profits’ contribution to this region’s quality of life.  I’m looking forward to working with the staff, volunteers, and partner agencies to continue the excellent and important work that happens every day in our communities.”  

United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is excited to once again be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. We know that school-aged children need constructive activities when school lets out for the summer, so we partner with local programs to keep them safe and engaged. They need good nutrition as well, which can become a problem for many children who no longer have access to free and reduced school lunches and breakfasts. The following programs will be working with us to provide healthy meals to all children without charge. Please contact the individual sites for more information. 

Rainbow Summer (Lumina Center): 242-2888
Fun-in-the-Sun (Lumina Center): 242-2888
Project YES: 248-4942
East Kish Presbyterian Church: 667-6233

JC Summer Academy/LIU: 436-2111
Trinity United Methodist Church: 436-2401
Fayette Area Lions Den: 463-3300

2015 Campaign Raised $487,662

United Way of Mifflin-Juniata raised $487,662 to meet local needs around education, health and income.  The state of the economy was a concern this year, but donors understand that United Way funding helps many people in the community.  “From working closely with our program partners, we know needs have increased dramatically during challenging times. We shared this message with our community throughout the campaign, and the people of the Mifflin and Juniata counties responded with tremendous support," said Marie Mulvihill, Executive Director.   

While this amount of support reflects positively on the generosity of the community, it is too little to fully meet the needs of the agencies providing after school programs, youth mentoring, programs and scholarships for health related activities and support for basic needs like heat and shelter.    

With an overall reduction of 23% in available funds, the United Way will be funding only those agencies that were funded during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Community Investment volunteers will review applications to determine how to invest the limited funds, taking into account the impact that programs have on the most vulnerable populations.  Program changes may be seen across the board as partner agencies make adjustments.    

The Community Investment Committee is recruiting volunteers.  If you are interested in being part of this process and can commit volunteer hours in April and May, please contact the United Way office: 717-248-9636 or mmulvihill@mjunitedway.org.  


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