Earlier this month, our Executive Director Tierre Webster attended the United Way’s annual meeting in Olmsted County at the Kahler Grand Hotel. According to United Way:
“The event convened over 150 local advocates, leaders, and elected officials passionate about creating a community where everyone can thrive. It featured keynote speaker Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, alongside Destination Medical Center’s Equitable Development Coordinator, Wafa Elkhalifa, and Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Pekel.”
United Way describes themselves as:
“a community change organization with the mission to unite people and resources to improve lives in our community. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community in a variety of ways: we collaborate with local organizations, businesses, and community leaders to mobilize their expertise and resources; we accelerate impact by strengthening systems and cultivating leaders to build a community where all people can thrive, regardless of race or place; and we participate in a collective effort that empowers local residents to create lasting transformations in their own communities through our focus on community-driven change.”
Damascus Way is proud to have joined many other Rochester community leaders at this event as part of important discussions about community wellbeing, prosperity and education!
Damascus Way Executive Director Tierre Webster (far right), pictured with Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and others.