Board Member Spotlight: Becky Lauer

Becky Lauer was born and raised in Itasca County. She attended Greenway High School and Itasca Community College before receiving a degree in Human Services from Bemidji State University. Becky has spent 30 years working in the human services field, 20 of which were spent working for Itasca County, where she is the Family and Child Services Division Manager. She and her husband Jay have been married for 23 years and have three daughters: Jackie, Jaylynn, and Libbey; and a 2-year-old granddaughter, Kimber. They also have a yellow lab named Zoey. Becky and Jay spend the school year following the Grand Rapids High School marching band around, as well as the MSU-Mankato Cross Country and Track team, to watch Libbey and Jaylynn compete. They enjoy spending time outdoors enjoying all that Itasca County has to offer.

What inspired you to be involved with United Way?

I have donated to United Way for two decades and have witnessed the impact the organization has in the community.  I am at a point in my life where I have more time to give back to the community and my background in human services fits well with the mission of the agency.

What is one word you would use to sum up United Way’s work?

Compassionate

What impresses you most about the Itasca Area?

The community comes together to support one another.

What is one thing about United Way that you think most people don’t know?

All the programs they support

What advice would you give to a potential donor who is considering investing in United Way?

Every dollar you donate reaches many community members and changes lives.