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Campaign leaders picked for United Way of Lee County

DIXON – Tim Broos of KSB Hospital and Cathy Jecklin of Midland States Bank are chairmen of this year’s fundraising campaign for the United Way of Lee County. Both are United Way board members and were campaign volunteers in the past.  

Broos and Jecklin will announce this year’s goal at the 2014 campaign kickoff during a luncheon at noon Sept. 24 at the Post House in Dixon. Volunteers, United Way agencies and the 2014 pace-setting companies and donors will be recognized.

Broos is past chairman of the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce board and an ex-officio board member; a board member of Dixon Family YMCA, where he was this year’s Strong Kids Campaign team captain; board chairman of Junior Achievement; and a member of Dixon Rotary Club.

Broos is the director of decision support at KSB, where does data analysis and where he has been employed for more than 30 years. He lives in Dixon with his wife, Vicky. He has a son, Kole Knack-Broos.  

Jecklin has been a United Way board member for 10 years, is on the board of the Dixon Community Trust, and has been a volunteer for numerous community events, including the Dixon Petunia Festival and the Reagan 5K Run. She is commercial relationship manager at Midland States Bank, where she has been employed for more than 30 years.

She lives in Dixon with her husband, Jim, and has two sons, Jake (Amanda) and Mitch, and a granddaughter, Melany.

The United Way of Lee County supports 25 agencies with money raised during the annual campaign, which runs September through Nov. 15.

Community groups also can apply for money through the Joan Sheridan Fund, which provides support to member and nonmember United Way agencies seeking to meet a community need within Lee County.

For more information, go to www.unitedwayofleecounty.org, find it on Facebook or call 815-284-3339.

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