United Way's Loyal Contributors
Are you a United Way Loyal Contributor?
Have you been giving to United Way – any United Way - for 10 years or more? If so, let us know.
We want to thank you and show our appreciation for your consistent support. Your support makes a positive impact on countless children, families, seniors and individuals who count on United Way for help every day.
If you’re not sure how long you’ve been donating to United Way, your best guess will do, and it doesn’t have to be continuous. If you are new to the area, don’t forget to include support you’ve given to other United Ways.
What are the Perks of Being a United Way Loyal Contributor?
You’ll receive invitations to special Loyal Contributor events and activities where you can meet other people like you who have been giving and LIVING UNITED in our community. We would also like to recognize you on our website, in our Annual Report, and during our Celebration of Caring for your years of support. And, you’ll receive special updates about our work and other opportunities to get involved.
Learn More About Loyal Contributors
For more information about the Loyal Contributor Program, contact Barbara Marmon by email or call her at 503.226.9344.
Loyal Contributor Stories
Bob and Marilyn Ridgley
Bob and Marilyn Ridgley epitomize what it means to be a United Way Loyal Contributor.
They have been giving to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and United Way of Santa Fe County in New Mexico for over 50 years, starting in 1961 when Bob went to work at Stoel Rives.
Bob was an active United Way volunteer and chaired the United Way Campaign Cabinet in 1991 when he was president of NW Natural.
Both Bob and Marilyn are great advocates of the Tocqueville Society, United Way's project for major donors. They deeply believe in the value of getting involved in volunteer organizations.
"I've been involved in those kinds of organizations all my life. And to me that was what made life exciting, was the ability to see changes you were making on your society," says Bob.
Bob attended Cornell University and then Harvard Law School. Marilyn was a year behind and graduated from Cornell University with a teaching degree. Both their scholastic experiences developed their interests in volunteering and giving back to their community.
After graduation, they headed out west for Portland, Oregon where Bob worked for twenty-three years at Stoel Rives doing corporate law.
Now retired, both Bob and Marilyn continue their volunteer service and spirit of philanthropy through United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.