Top 25 Breakfast

by Kierstin Nall


Early morning meetings seem to be happening much more frequently around our office. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Top 25 Breakfast, this year held at the Gilmore Car Museum. What an amazing location with so much history! Though it was early, excitement was in the air from the region’s largest contributing organizations and companies toward the United Way campaign.

I really enjoyed the breakfast and listening to each of the Campaign Chairs from Battle Creek and Kalamazoo provide their encouragement for the efforts this year. Part of the program included a panel made up of Cindy Ruble, Executive Director of Educator’s Task Force, Paul Spaude, President & CEO of Borgess Health Alliance and Tim Terrentine, Vice President at Southwest Michigan First.

I think it is safe to say that everyone left the room feeling extremely encouraged. Our focus on Education, Income and Health is addressing root causes of the largest community issues, that will ultimately change lives. Community collaboration is what makes this possible.

Thanks to everyone who came! For an extended view of highlights from the panel, check out the video below!