Recognizing those who helped

United Way of El Dorado  successfully surpassed their 2017-2018 campaign goal of $325,000 by raising $329,510.
Andrea Van Auken, Executive Director of United Way of El Dorado credits a number of businesses and individuals for topping the goal.
 “We want to thank all of our businesses and individuals who made this possible!” She said.
 Awards were presented at the Celebration Luncheon recently.
The Gold Award went to HollyFrontier and their employees for raising $194,240.08
The Silver Award went to NuStar Energy LP and their employees for raising $24,286.50
The Bronze Award went to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and their employees for raising $17,069.04
The Community Partner of the Year Award went to  Dillions in El Dorado and their employees for their community involvement and volunteerism.
Walmart in El Dorado earned the Community Service Award for their amazing support and donations given to the community.
Van Auken stated,  “We are so humbled by the giving hearts in our community and how everyone came together to achieve a goal. When I took on the Executive Director position in August I was honestly unsure how I was going to achieve $325,000 in a few months with only a month to prepare. By the middle of the campaign I was bought to tears seeing how generously our community gives and the amazing support of United Way of El Dorado’s Board of Directors. These funds are going to help many individuals, families, kids, and seniors in our town and it is an amazing feeling to be a part of that!”The United Way of El Dorado wishes to recognize the following donors:
Ace Automotive, Animal Care Center of El Dorado, Ashley Shogren, Blake and Andrea Van Auken, Bonnie Buckman, Brewco and Dilly Deli, Bright’s Liquor, Butler Community College employees, Butler County employees, Butler Electrical Cooperative, Callaway Douglas, City of El Dorado employees, Commerce Bank Corporate, Commerce Bank employees, Connell & Connell, Dan and Joyce Demo, David and Brenda Lieber, Demo Sales, Inc. employees, Douglas and Nancy Basquez, Drs. Joyce & Hursch, LLC and employees, EHS students and staff Pennies by the Inch fundraiser, El Dorado Correctional Facility employees, Emprise Bank Corporate, Emprise Bank employees, EMS students and staff Change for Change fundraiser, Family Life Center employees, Farm Bureau Stephen Johnson, Gary and Debra Willhite, Grandview Elementary students and staff Pennies by the Pound fundraiser, Grizzly Bowl, HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining, HollyFrontier employees, ICI employees, INTRUST Bank Corporate, INTRUST Bank employees, Jim Hargrove, Jefferson Elementary students and staff Pennies by the Pound fundraiser, Jensen Insurance Group, Kirby and Carlson Funeral Homes, Kroger and Dillon’s employees, Larry Abraham, Lincoln Elementary students and staff Pennies by the Pound fundraiser, NuStar Energy Corporate, NuStar Energy employees, One Oak Corporate-Kansas Gas, One Oak employees-Kansas Gas, Oz Endurance, Pioneer Ballons employees, Pizza Hut Main Street, Rainbows United, RCM, Skelly Elementary students and staff Pennies by the Pound fundraiser, Sophia Berman Molk Foundation, Spencer Wernli& Wilson Advisors, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, Textron, Turner’s Coffee & Donuts, United Steel Workers, USD 490 employees, Westar Energy Corporate, Westar Energy employees, Willie’s, and Peter and Judith Storandt.