The United Way of Dodge County is unique in that it covers a small area and can be aware of and offer financial assistance to local organizations of particular interest to Dodge County residents.


The United Way of Dodge County was established in 1952 to succeed the Dodge County Community Chest. The purpose – to offer financial support to various local agencies without each of them having to solicit for themselves.

$65,000 Allocated in 2021
2022 Giving Goal of $100,000
We Support 19 Local Causes
We Have 9 Board Members
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Who Runs the United Way of Dodge County?

Your neighbors. Our Board.

The United Way of Dodge County is overseen by a board, coming from all corners of the county and representing various occupations. It is well-situated to be aware of needs and opportunities across the county. There have been efforts in the past to absorb the organization into larger United Way agencies, but the board has strongly resisted this, desiring to maintain local control.

President of United Way of Dodge County

Paul Kiltinen

Since December 2006
From Mantorville
Mark Miedtke

Mark Miedtke

Since January 2006
From Hayfield
Amanda Lauren Freund

Amanda Freund

Executive Secretary
Since June 2019
From Mantorville

JoAnn Scherger

Board Member
Since January 2012
From Dodge Center
Dale Rood

Dale Rood

Board Member
Since February 2007
From Dodge Center
Stephanie Murrieta

Stephanie Murrieta

Board Member
Since January 2022
From Dodge Center
Luke Freund

Luke Freund

Board Member
Since November 2017
From Mantorville

Karen Morris

Vice President
Since November 2002
From Claremont

Chris Cuomo

Board Member
Since November 2020
From Kasson

Community Inclusion

United Way of Dodge County celebrates and respects inclusion. Inclusion refers to the
practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people
who might otherwise be excluded. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people
irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need.

Want to learn more about how you can create change in our community?

Reach Out To Us!

For those who wish to make larger investments to address specific needs in our community, please contact us.

Call 507-634-6655 or email us at unitedwayofdodgecounty@gmail.com for more information.