Chamber Impact Award Recipient

Front, left to right: Amy Hammerle (Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Area Northwest, United Way), Diane Schultz (Executive Director, Boone County Chamber) Back, left to right: Aaron Gore (Area Director of Central Indiana Northwest, United Way), Anita Bowen (BCC Board Member), Tami Hobick (BCC Director of Events and Program Development), Susan McCollum (Vice President of BCC Board of Directors)

Boone County Chamber Impact Award Recipient for the Month of September

Congratulations to United Way of Central Indiana for being nominated and selected as the Chamber Impact Award recipient for September! The Chamber Impact Award recognizes a Boone County Chamber member who has made positive contributions to the Boone County community.

United Way of Central Indiana has been serving central Indiana for over 100 years. Their mission is to fight for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our community. By uniting people and resources, they magnify our collective impact and create regional change with a local focus.

In Boone County, UWCI partners with The Arc of Greater Boone County, Boone County Senior Services, Boone County Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, Lebanon Area Boys & Girls Club and the Witham Family YMCA, as well as many other Central Indiana agencies to improve the lives of local families. Each school year, they partner with Lebanon and Western Boone Schools to offer ReadUP, a program designed to connect volunteers with third grade students every week, helping our kids get on track and stay on track with grade-level literacy. Last year in Boone County, they engaged over 100 ReadUP tutors and served 42 third graders.

In the past two years, they have served 178 Boone County families through the Indy Free Tax Prep program ensuring that they receive appropriate tax credits and deductions.  Since 2009, they have led the Boone County Backpack United event, distributing over 8,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to Boone County students and engaging hundreds of local volunteers. 

If you would like to learn more about UWCI and how to get engaged in our community, please call 765-483-0165 or visit

United Way of Central Indiana’s consistent community impact is highly appreciated by the Boone County Chamber and community. United Way of Central Indiana supports a multitude of organizations and individuals throughout Boone County, coinciding with the mission of the Chamber.

To submit a nomination for the Boone County Chamber Impact Award, please contact the Boone County Chamber of Commerce at or at 765-482-1320

For more information contact the Chamber here!

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