Andy TeBockhorst

Andy TeBockhorst

Andy TeBockhorst is United Way of Central Iowa's former Chief Strategic Communications Officer and co-owner of Headlight Strategies, LLC.

Recent Posts

May 16, 2022 12:15:50 PM

How the Macomber Endowment Supports UNITED to THRIVE

The Macomber endowment, a generous gift that will continue year-after-year, will help United Way of Central Iowa foster an equitable, engaged, and empowered community now and in the future.  

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May 9, 2022 4:33:39 PM

Putting the Pieces Together to Foster a Thriving Community

At this year’s LIVE UNITED event, the organization shared community needs under its strategic imperative, UNITED to THRIVE, and recognized organizations and individuals doing exceptional work in the areas of giving, advocating, and volunteering. Athene receives Spirit of Central Iowa Award for the fourth time.

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Mar 5, 2021 9:39:30 AM

Elisabeth Buck to Retire

United Way of Central Iowa announced yesterday that Elisabeth Buck, the organization’s President since 2017, will retire in July 2021. Buck joined the organization in 2011 as Chief Community Impact Officer, where she oversaw United Way’s mission-focused work. She was promoted to President in 2017.

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Mar 25, 2016 9:21:34 AM

United Way's Deep Roots

Beginning with its founding 100 years ago, United Way has become deeply rooted in the central Iowa community.

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Feb 18, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Helping Central Iowans Rise out of Poverty

For the past 16 months, a diverse group of central Iowans have rallied their support around the OpportUNITY initiative. Their audacious goal is to elevate 20,000 central Iowans out of poverty. Poverty is a niche game; for the hundreds of people struggling financially, there are hundreds of reasons why.

We know that central Iowans can work together to elevate their neighbors out of poverty. Poverty is more than a lack of money; it's a lack of hope.

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Jan 6, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Good Beginnings Café Offers Food Service Training

Goodwill of Central Iowa has opened a new business and job-training venture, Good Beginnings Café, in Des Moines. The café is on the ground floor of the United Way of Central Iowa Human Services Campus at 1111 9th street, which houses a number of local nonprofit agencies.

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Nov 30, 2015 2:38:17 PM

Stephanie Burrows Leads - and Reads - the Way

Stephanie Burrows could understand how reading to young children could change their lives.  After volunteering as a reader at Conmigo Early Child Education Center, it quickly became clear that it could change her life, too.

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Nov 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Commuity Schools are Working

Community Schools is a proven-effective strategy for helping students succeed academically and personally. Community schools brings together all the community assets needed—academic support, healthcare, dental care, counseling, food, childcare—for students to succeed. 

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