United Way of Marquette County begins 2019-20 campaign

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The United Way of Marquette County has kicked off its 2019-20 campaign and introduced this year’s campaign co-chairs: Andrew LaCombe and Shawn Beckman-Owsley.

2019-20 United Way of Marquette County Campaign Co-Chairs Andrew LaCombe and Shawn Beckman-Owsley (Photo courtesy of BURKEphotos.com)

Shawn Beckman-Owsley has lived in the Marquette area almost all her life, graduating from Marquette Area Senior High School and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Northern Michigan University in 2005. She works as Manager of River Valley Bank on Third Street in Marquette. Beckman has served on United Way’s community investment panels and been a member of the PR/Marketing Committee at United Way.

Andrew LaCombe is a TV6 Morning News co-anchor and Assistant News Director. Born and raised in Marquette, Andrew grew up watching TV6 and as a youth participated in 8-18 Media, a program of the U.P. Children’s Museum. LaCombe is still active on the Children’s Museum Board and now is not only a United Way co-chair, but Board member as well.

“The Marquette community’s generosity is a major reason why I choose to live here," said LaCombe. "Being involved with United Way allows me to inform more people about how their donation can make a huge difference in so many different organizations that make our area a special place.”

The co-chairs have set a campaign goal at $400,000 but hope to raise much more this year. Letters, pledges and campaign materials will be mailed and dropped off to individuals and businesses all over Marquette County offering everyone the opportunity to join the cause.

Executive Director Andrew Rickauer and/or the co-chairs will be happy to schedule a visit to any workplace or organization that would like a 15 minute presentation to learn about the United Way of Marquette County.

For more information, please call the United Way of Marquette County at 906-226-8171 or visit www.uwmqt.org.

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