Capital Area United Way Reaches Fundraising Goal


PIERRE, S.D. – The Capital Area United Way has reached its 2016-2017 fundraising goal of $590,000. Funds raised during the “Be Someone’s Hero. It’s Time.” campaign will help support over 50 programs in 20 nonprofit partner agencies in Hughes and Stanley counties, including programs like Girls on the Run and the Imagination Library.

The 2016-2017 “Be Someone’s Hero. It’s Time.” campaign was co-chaired by Shawn and Stephanie Lyons. “It has been a great honor being involved with the United Way campaign this fall,” said Shawn Lyons. “We couldn’t be more proud to see the campaign goal hit its mark. It demonstrates the giving spirit of our community.”

“It’s been an extreme honor to work with the wonderful board and the Executive Director that puts so much of their passion in spirit into it every day. Thank you for the honor!” said Stephanie Lyons.

Throughout the “Be Someone’s Hero. It’s Time.” campaign, the Capital Area United Way spoke to over 1200 people in the community and provided over 40 presentations to businesses, state government, organizations, schools, and government entities. “Our community is so generous,” said Christina Oey, Executive Director. “It’s amazing to witness the power of giving firsthand. We cannot thank our donors enough for their commitment to helping others.”

The agencies supported by the Capital Area United Way include American Red Cross, Capital Area Counseling (Boys and Girls Club and Teen Court), Central SD Child Assessment Center, Community & Youth Involved Center, Consumer Credit Counseling, Feeding South Dakota, Girls Scouts-Dakota Horizons, Missouri Shores, Oahe Child Development Center, Oahe Inc., Oahe YMCA, Pierre Area Referral Service, Central SD RSVP, Sioux Council Boy Scouts, SD Discovery Center, Southeast Community Center, The Right Turn, Urban Indian Health and Western Resources for Independent Living.

Courtesy Photo – L to R: Dr. Paul Turman (CAUW Board President), Stephanie Lyons (campaign co-chair), Shawn Lyons (campaign co-chair), Twyla Bartholomew (CAUW Immediate Past President)


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