Board Spotlight: Angie Tanner, Board Treasurer

“I’m a Grand Rapids native employed by Minnesota Power. I love to volunteer, travel, do arts and crafts, shop our local businesses, and watch Minnesota sports teams.”

What inspired you to be involved with United Way?

I wanted to feel more connected to the community and understand its needs—and how those needs can be met.

What is the most rewarding thing you have taken from this experience?

Knowing we’re making a difference in local lives.

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


What impresses you most about the Itasca Area?

I’d say the camaraderie in the area.  We really rally around each other and support each other during times of joy, celebration, grief, and struggle.

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

That United Way gives money to a variety of different nonprofits in our area. 

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

You’ll touch so many organizations and hearts in our area—there is a need for support in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.