Julie Matternas

Julie Matternas
Julie Matternas is corporate engagement officer for United Way of Central Iowa. She leads a team of staff and Loaned Executives that engage hundreds of central Iowa workplaces in helping build a stronger community through their United Way campaigns and volunteer service.

Recent Posts

Starting Small: A Guide to Giving to Charity and Making a Difference

If you’re looking to get involved in your community but aren’t sure where to start or what’s expected of you, the nonprofit world can be intimidating and confusing. For instance, you may be asking: “How much should I give to charity?” or “What...

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10 Ways to Boost your United Way campaign by 10 percent

Running a United Way campaign is your opportunity to make an incredible impact in your community. By inspiring giving throughout your organization, you are fueling the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans....

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10 Ways to Throw an Unforgettable Campaign Event

Dunk tanks, dance competitions, and obstacle courses are all fun ways to celebrate the United Way of Central Iowa campaign season. These events are not just ways to connect wtih co-workers or show off hidden talents; they also engage people in...

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Meet the 2017 United Way Campaign Loaned Executives

This month, 11 Loaned Executives joined our United Way of Central Iowa team as we ramp up our 2017 giving campaign. These Loaned Executives are recent retirees or college graduates, they work at local companies, or just moved to Des Moines. All of...

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United Way Welcomes New Chair's Group Companies

As United Way of Central Iowa wraps up its 2016 campaign, we want to honor four companies that achieved Chair’s Group status this year.

These companies, along with 18 additional Chair’s Group companies, lead the way for our campaign, with each...

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United Way and Bankers Trust Celebrate 100 Years in Central Iowa

Bankers Trust is one of United Way of Central Iowa's longest corporate partners. It's a partnership that formed 100 years ago when both organizations began. At the time B.F. Kaufman founded Bankers Trust, he helped launch the Des Moines Public...

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United Way Celebrates 100-Year Partnership with Principal

Principal has supported United Way of Central Iowa since its inception 100 years ago. In fact, Gerald S. Nollen, an executive with Bankers Life (which later became Principal), helped lead United Way’s first campaign in 1917, which raised an...

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Meet the 2016 Loaned Executives

Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way to serve as full-time fundraisers and community ambassadors during the annual campaign.

These Loaned Executives  give United Way the essential "person-power" to take our...

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