Step Up Challenge – 2011

In 2011, United Way with the help of partnering businesses, drew daily prize winners and four grand prizes from the year’s donors and people who entered the Step Up Challenge on the website. This was done as an incentive for donors to participate or step up their gifts.

Here are the 2011 grand prize winners:

You could WIN BIG with United Way’s Step Up Challenge!

Step Up Challenge Grand Prize Winners
Grand Prize #1:  Kitchen Makeover
$2,500 in kitchen appliances including a Whirlpool brand stainless steel, door bottom mount refrigerator, an Energy Star qualified dishwasher and freestanding electric range. Donated by Whirlpool Amana.

Grand Prize #2: Dream Card
$2,500 debit card to use for anything your heart desires. Donated by Bankers Trust.

Grand Prize #3: Home Remodel
$2,500 remodel for any room in your home. Donated by Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Grand Prize #4: Top Your Tank
$2,500 gas card to get you wherever you want to go. Donated by Hawkeye Convenience Stores.

Click here to see the listing of daily prize winners.

Make an online contribution to United Way here.

Step Up Challenge Guidelines*
1. Donation not required to enter
2. Limit one entry person
3. Must be 18 years or older to enter
4. Persons making a contribution to this year’s United Way campaign will automatically be entered in to the contest and be eligible for all prizes as soon as information regarding this year’s campaign is provided by your employer
5. If you wish to enter without making a contribution please send an e-mail which includes the following information: Name, Address, Date of Birth, Employer Name, Preferred Phone Number and Personal E-mail Address, to stepupchallenge@uweci.org
6. If you are unable to enter by e-mail please contact Jackie King by phone at 398-5372 ext. 10. Upon providing the required information you will become eligible for all prizes.
7. Names of all contest winners will be listed throughout the campaign on the United Way website: www.uweci.org/stepupchallenge
8. A printed list of all prizes will be made available upon request at the conclusion of the contest.
9. Grand Prize winners will be announced at United Way’s Campaign Celebration in early 2012.
10. United Way employees and members of their immediate family are not eligible.

 

Daily prizes donated by:
Airport National Golf Course
Al & Irene’s BBQ House
Basket Bowtique
Bed Bath & Beyond
Biaggi’s
Cedar Rapids Bowling Center
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Cedar Rapids Marriott
Cedar Rapids Rough Riders
Cold Stone Creamery
Culver’s
Galaxy 16 Cinema
Gringo’s
Hallberg Attorney At Law
History Center
Jiffy Lube
Jimmy John’s
Jules Bakery
Julie Ann’s Cakes
Kathy’s Pies
Lone Star
Massage Therapy Associates
Nelson’s Meat Market
Outback Steakhouse
Pampered Chef
Panchero’s
Panera Bread
Portrait efx 5 Seasons
Re-Jewel
Red Frog
Red Lobster
Riverside Casino & Golf Course
Sakory Bakery
Sparkling Image Car Wash
The Blue Strawberry
Tomaso’s Pizza
United Way
Vito’s
Wiley Touchless
YMCA

October Winners -

10/3 – Wendy De Shaw — Yell Adworks
10/4 – Todd Duncan — General Mills, Inc.
10/5 – Cheryl Plotz — Foundation 2
10/6 – Theresa Smedley — General Mills, Inc.
10/7 – Kelly Williams — Apache Hose & Belting Co., Inc.
10/10 – Skylar Akers — Cargill East
10/11 – Zach Armstrong — General Mills, Inc.
10/12 – Kandy Bekeris — Roosevelt Middle School
10/13 – Thomas Hurn — SourceMedia
10/14 – Theodore Wilson — General Mills, Inc.
10/17 – Kevin Ballard — Hogan-Hansen P.C.
10/18 – Jennifer Feuerbach — JC Penney
10/19 – Lisa Groff — SourceMedia
10/20 – Jean Lillis — BankIowa
10/21 – Doug & Lori Wenzel — Robert W. Baird & Co, Inc.
10/24 – Josh Belden — Tektivity, Inc.
10/25 – Steve Gottlieb — Great America Leasing Corporation
10/26 – Kevin Livengood — Great America Leasing Corporation
10/27 – Mary Rasmussen — CR Community Schools
10/28 – Kathleen Suiter — Marion Independent Schools
10/31 – David DeWitte — SourceMedia

November Winners

11/1 – Steve Frink — ImOn
11/2 – Lisa TeBockhorst — Monroe Elementary School
11/3 – Brenna Stephens — Transamerica
11/4 – Kathleen Ziegler — Wilson School
11/7 – Nicole Abba — Quaker US
11/8 – Lynette Bossler — Great America Leasing Corporation
11/9 – Carrie Crane — Collins Community Credit Union
11/10 – Kenneth Huber — Ralston Foods – Ralcorp.
11/11 – Steven Reu — Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
11/14 – Jackie Busler — Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
11/15 – Mary Diers — Kaplan University
11/16 – Jennifer Flannagan — Transamerica
11/17 – Jeff King — Penford Products Company
11/18 – Stacy Rosenberger — Transamerica
11/21 – Scott Foens — City of Cedar Rapids
11/22 – Denise Kopp — D.C. Taylor Co.
11/23 – Anne Pham — Alliant Energy
11/24 – Dawn Turano — BankIowa
11/25 – Joanne Young — United Fire Group
11/28 – Lacie Berger — Nordstrom Direct
11/29 – Timothy Carlson — Transamerica
11/30 – Gloria Gunnerson — Alliant Energy

December Winners

12/1 – Jeffrey Olsem — UPS Hiawatha
12/2 – Mike Van-Voltenburg — Ralston Foods-Ralcorp.
12/5 – Becca Abbot — CRBT
12/6 – Tom Glanz — Farmers State Bank
12/7 – Laura Jurgens – Great America Leasing Corporation
12/8 – Chris Levi — Climate Engineers, Inc.
12/9 – Breanna Werning — The Arc of East Central Iowa
12/12 – Shawn Davis — Hunter’s Specialties
12/13 – Jeffrey Grong — Great America Leasing Corporation
12/14 – Elizabeth Kurth — Rockwell Collins
12/15 – William Randall — Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
12/16 – Stefanie Wiese — Rockwell Collins
12/19 – Wesley Brackey — CRST International, Inc.
12/20 – Amdrew Hartz — Quaker US
12/21 – Sean Mooney – Transamerica
12/22 – Janet Spellerberg — Farmers State Bank
12/23 – Vanessa Willis — Mercy Medical Center
12/26 – Andrew Crain — Transamerica
12/27 – Timothy Guenther — Goodwill of the Heartland
12/28 – Carrie Kelso — Yellowbook
12/29 – Jim McPartland — TrueNorth Companies
12/30 – Jon Swails — Penford Products Co.

Some of our winners

Oct. 25, 2011 – Steve Gottlieb with Great America Leasing Corporation

Oct. 26, 2011 – Kevin Livengood with Great America Leasing Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 16, 2011 – Jennifer Flannagan from Transamerica

Nov. 29, 2011 – Tim Carlson from Transamerica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 30, 2011 – Jon Swails with Penford Products

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