United Way Presents 2023 Volunteer Awards

    March 30th, 2023

    MANKATO—On March 29, Greater Mankato Area United Way presented its 2023 Volunteer Awards at its annual luncheon thanking volunteers from the past year.

    Atwood Companies sponsored the event held at Mankato Playhouse. United Way CEO Barb Kaus and 2023 Campaign Chair Matthew Atwood recognized the importance of volunteers to United Way’s mission.

    More than 1,300 annual volunteers make Greater Mankato Area United Way’s work possible. They support community impact and initiatives, fundraising and campaign, events, and much more.

    2023 Greater Mankato Area United Way Volunteer Awards

    United Way 2023 Campaign Chair: Matthew Atwood, Atwood Companies

    Community Impact Volunteer: Rachel Jones, U of MN Extension

    Community Champions:

    • Kayla Olsen, Stifel
    • Troy Olsen, Latitude 44 Plumbing & Heating

    Partner Agency Champion: Patrick Clark, Mankato Area Public Schools

    Spotlight Award: Mel Hoffner

    Employee Campaign Leaders of the Year: 

    • Regional Sector: Liz Wille, City of Madison Lake
    • Public/Nonprofit Sector: Christi Wilking, Mayo Clinic Health System
    • Private Sector: Colleen Hogan & Team, Federated Insurance

    Volunteers of the Year: 

    • Ronda Frauendienst
    • Rachael Moldan, RiverRidge Chiropractic