2022 Co-Chairs: Jeff Schneider & Alyce Quastad
We are honored to be Co-Chairs for the 2022 United Way Campaign! We know each other because we have served on the executive board of CLEANIAC together for several years and have become friends. We both live, work, and play in Marshall County so we are excited to work on behalf of a wonderful organization like Marshalltown Area United Way. We're big supporters because United way provides funding for organizations who help people in our community with an emphasis on solving problems.
Alyce: I've lived in Marshalltown for over 30 years. I am the downtown Branch Manager at First Interstate Bank (formerly known as Great Western Bank). My husband, Neal, is a local contractor. We raised our two sons here and they both remain in the area. I am on the executive board of CLEANIAC, past board member/president of Oktemberfest, and previous board member of the Chamber and Marshalltown Central Business District. I enjoy being involved and learning ways to improve Marshalltown.
Jeff: I'm involved in a lot of things! President of Trails Inc, an Executive Board Member of CLEANIAC, House of Compassion cooking/serving volunteer, past Elmwood Country Club Board Member, a MCSD technology advisory council member and recently elected to serve Marshalltown as an At-Large City Councilor. My wonderful wife is Kelli Schneider, who is a Title 1 Reading Specialist at Anson Elementary. We were both raised in Marshalltown are new Rotarians. I love technology and it's a good thing because I am the Director of IT for MARSHALLTOWN (Company). I have too many interests to list, but one of my newer ones is floriculture - I won some blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair last summer.
Rather than lamenting about the challenges our community has faced over the last 4 years, we'd rather talk about the opportunities. Not uncommon to any community, there is a percentage of residents who need help. The help needed varies from temporary solutions, to keeping a youngster on a positive path, or years long struggles needed overcome. There are 28 agencies and 34 programs that exist to help people conquer their challenges. We are thankful they exist, but they can't do it without our help and money!
We both love Marshalltown and Marshall County and want the people to be as healthy and successful as possible. By giving to the United Way, you make our community a better place to live for all. You can touch the lives of over 12,000 people in the area with only $1 per week. Now just imagine if more people pitched in!
Our fundraising goal for 2022 is $800,000.
Alyce Quastad and Jeff Schneider