Victoria County United Way’s Amigos y Amigas Raise Funds
Peer to Peer Fundraiser Kicks Off March 15, 2020
Victoria, TX: Four community members, dubbed the United Way Amigos y Amigas, are raising funds for
the Victoria County United Way in a unique way. The Amigos y Amigas fundraiser runs from March 15ᵗʰ
through May 2ⁿᵈ. KMH Wealth’s David Faskas, Caterpillar’s Jake Light, VISD’s John Bonner, and Trust
Texas Bank’s Mari Santoya are each running peer to peer fundraising campaigns using an online
donation platform and individual fundraising activities. Community members can donate any amount to
the United Way through their favorite Amigo or Amiga, who are competing to be the top fund raiser.
Their progress can be tracked through the United Way’s Facebook page or on their website. Donations
to each candidate directly benefit the Victoria County United Way and their 17 partner agencies.
Area companies are partnering with the United Way to maximize the funds raised by the United Way
Amigos y Amigas by matching individual donations up to $1000. KMH Wealth Management will match
individual donations made online the week of March 15ᵗʰ, Lynn Knapp & John Griffin will match the
week of March 22nd, and Pat & Bill Blanchard will match the week of March 29ᵗʰ. The United Way
would like to have 5 more companies join at the $1000 level so each week of the competition will be
sponsored. Additionally, presenting sponsorships are available with a minimum match of $2000. These
funds will kick in to cover any donations made each week after the weekly sponsorships have been
exhausted. The United Way has a lofty goal of raising $20000 in this event, and they need your help!
Victoria County United Way is a fundraising and community impact organization that partners with 17
area nonprofits to focus on the education, financial stability, and health of community members in
the Crossroads. A full list of their partner agencies and focuses can be found at
www.unitedwayvictoria.org. Area residents are also encouraged to follow them on social media to
stay updated on activities and volunteer opportunities.
Donations can be made to each fund raiser’s individual page by following the Amigos y Amigas link
on UnitedWayVictoria.org, at www.mightycause.com/event/Cincomargaritas, or by following them on
social media. Please contact any of the Amigos or Amigas or Jill Blucher at 361-578-3561 x 301 for more information.