Starke United Annual Meeting to be held in April

Starke United

The Annual Starke United meeting is coming up in April. Newly installed Starke United Executive Director, Julie Dessauer, talks about the upcoming meeting.

“The annual membership meeting will be April 7th, at 5:00 p.m., at the Community Services building,” explained Executive Director, Julie Dessauer. “Our keynote speaker will be Judge Marvin McLaughlin and the event is sponsored by IU Health Starke Hospital.”

Julie said Starke United’s most recent fundraising campaign has been closed.

“We’ve completed the campaign and while we did fall short of our goals, we’re looking forward to exceeding this year’s campaign goal of $50,000.”

We asked about the distribution of funds and how 501(c)( 3) organizations can apply.

“The money to be distributed this year will be $25,000 which is an increase of $5,000 from the last two years. Applications are available on our website and they’re due back on March 28th by 4:00 p.m. CT.”

Julie was asked to tell us a little about her background.

“I’ve worked for two non-profit organizations in the past. I worked for Junior Achievement as an Area Coordinator and Opportunity Enterprises as their Market Manager,” she explained. “I’ve been involved with Starke United for approximately four years on the Board and I’ve been involved in other Boards as well.”