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School absences continue to drop as a result of Challenge 5 initiative spearheaded by United Way of the Quad Cities and eight local school districts   Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois (Feb. 27, 2019) – For the second year in a row, school absences at Quad Cities schools have dropped as a result of the “Challenge 5” initiative, a collaboration between United Way of the Quad Cities and eight local school districts in Scott and Rock Island counties and sponsored by the Arconic Foundation.    The “Challenge 5” initiative urges students and their families to “Strive for Less than Five” absences each...
United Way of the Quad Cities announced today that local veteran fundraising professional, Jennifer von Kaenel has been named Senior Vice President, Resource Development, starting January 28, 2019. She returns to the organization where she served as Vice President of Major Gifts and Endowment from 2004-2005.   “We’re excited to welcome Jen back to the United Way family,” said Rene Gellerman, president and CEO. “Jen’s passion to be a difference-maker is contagious. She’s motivated by a strong commitment to service – to people and our community. This makes her a great fit with our staff,...

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