Updated: Mar 23, 2022
Edit: The deadline for collections has been extended to midnight on Friday, March 25, 2022.
The calls to the First Weber Foundation came within days of the invasion of Ukraine: First Weber agents and staff wanted to know, “How can we help? Are we going to take up a collection to help the residents of Ukraine?” It is with a resounding YES that the First Weber Foundation plans to be part of the support sent for Ukrainian refugees, specifically the vulnerable children and families.
A statement on the UNICEF website reads: “As conflict in Ukraine escalates, UNICEF is scaling up its emergency response inside the country – while also racing to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable children and families on the move as they stream into Poland, Romania, Moldova and other neighboring countries.”
The First Weber Foundation will match up to $5,000 of donations made to the First Weber Foundation from First Weber agents and staff, as well as the public.
Please make checks payable to “FIRST WEBER FOUNDATION” and send them to the address below by March 22, 2022:
First Weber Foundation
5250 E Terrace Dr Ste I
Madison WI 53718
*In the memo section of your check please insert “Ukraine.”
EDITED ON MARCH 23, 2022: THE COLLECTION HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH MIDNIGHT MARCH 25, 2022.
Your donation to the First Weber Foundation made at above link will be donated to UNICEF for Ukraine. The First Weber Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and all donations made are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Nancy K Smith is the Executive Director of the First Weber Foundation. Smith is a 21-year member of the First Weber team, having served as an agent and branch office manager for the Southwest Wisconsin offices prior to accepting her current position. She graduated from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, and is a long-time Wisconsin resident.
The First Weber Foundation is the charitable arm of First Weber Inc. Incorporated in 2006 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to expand First Weber's commitment to strengthen our communities through charitable contributions and volunteer leadership, The Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million dollars and donated to more than 975 non-profit agencies.