11th Annual Power of the Purse - NEW DATE!

March 26-27, 2021

Spoon River College Outreach Center

McDonough County United Way's 11th Annual Power of the Purse returns!  Guests can visit the Spoon River College Outreach Center on Friday, March 26, in an open-house style event from noon-7pm to bid on Silent Auction packages and peruse the Live Auction offerings.

Saturday, March 27 is our VIP Live Auction & Online Event from 7-9pm.  Very limited seating available at SRC Outreach (tables on sale in February 2021).  The Live Auction will run simultaneously here through Kyle Kelso Auctioneer!  Be sure to register anytime through this site in advance of the event, so you can bid from anywhere on March 27!

Click here to follow the McDonough County United Way facebook page for updates, photo galleries, and more!


Back in the Day for United Way

Date To Be Determined

Forgottonia Brewing

Time to dust off the crimper and the shoulder pads!  We are taking it Back in the Day to the decade of big hair, scrunchies, and lots of neon- the 80's!  Drop into Forgottonia to cast your cash vote for the best local "celeb's" authentic 80's pic, play scrunchie punchie with your chance to win a great prize, purchase a limited edition, 80's inspired Forgottonia sweatshirt or t-shirt, and more!  If you're feeling adventurous, come dressed up in a great 80's look, for a chance to win a prize.  Special thank you to Greg Butler, CPA and Carey Calculations for sponsoring!


Annual Award Luncheon

Date To Be Determined

Spoon River College Outreach Center

Taco Bar & Dessert

$20 per person

10th Annual Power of the Purse

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, sponsored, and volunteered at this outstanding event!  With your support, we were able to raise over $30,000 for our Partner Agencies in McDonough County!

See the full gallery of photos from the event HERE



Reading Day for United Way!

Reading Day proved to be a fun time for all with celebrity readers, games, snacks, and plenty of time for reading! Kids also received a new book to take home and continue their reading fun. Thank you to all to who came out for the afternoon, all who donated time and money, and to our event sponsor, Pella Macomb. We hope to have more events like this in the future, so stay tuned!