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Givers on the receiving end
Philanthropy just comes naturally to bankers Larry and Connie Hedberg, which helps explain why they were caught off guard when their years of community support earned them United Way of Lane County’s Alton F. Baker Award — the organization’s highest honor — at the agency’s 2013 United Way Community Celebration.
“We feel very honored,” Larry Hedberg said about receiving the award, which was announced Monday night at the Hilton Eugene. “We’ve observed others receiving this award, always people we respected.
“We never expected it for us; we always just do our thing, so it’s very nice (to be recognized).”
The Hedbergs have been involved with United Way for decades — since the 1980s. Both also have long careers in banking: Larry Hedberg works with U.S. Bank and Connie Hedberg most recently worked with Home Federal Bank.
2013 Day of Action- Education
On June 21st, 2013, United Way of Lane County wants to partner with you for a national Day of Action. On the longest day of the year, United Way chapters all over the world will join forces in a powerful way and create action to advance the common good in our communities. United Way of Lane County will be working to move the needle in our education work as we create “Literacy Kits” for 1,000+ children in our Promise Neighborhoods.
Participate in the Day of Action by funding and/ or assembling Literacy Kits. For only $10 you can make the difference in the life of a child by providing them with important summer reading materials!
To donate or volunteer contact Brittany Quick-Warner at email@example.com or call 541-790-1304.
Duck Academy, an after school program for third through fifth grade students at Fairfield Elementary led by the Lane County Chapter of the University of Oregon Alumni Association and United Way, had its grand finale for the school year on May 15th.