Over the course of 2021, we will feature 100 Heroes who have been instrumental in our fight for the basic needs, education and financial stability of our neighbors for the past century. To learn more about how we are continuing to serve the Bluegrass in 2021, click here.
Today we are interviewing Steve Caller, who is a former UWBG volunteer and a longtime Tocqueville Society donor. To learn more about the Tocqueville Society and our other giving communities, click here.
What is your role with UWBG?
About 25 years ago, we decided to form the Tocqueville Society. I co-chaired a group of people who established it and built it up to about 30 members who each gave at least $10,000 annually. Membership has decreased since then, but I’ve continued to give at that level for the last 25 years.
What do you think is the most special thing about UWBG?
UWBG has a good sense of what the community needs and spreads money around to organizations that people may not otherwise be aware of.
In your opinion, what positive change has UWBG made in the Bluegrass over the past 100 years?
I’ve been around for about 75 of those years. UWBG has adapted to a shrinking budget, just like many other organizations. They’ve also had to adapt to other conditions but are still helping as many people as they can.
What’s your favorite place in the Bluegrass?
My home, the golf course, or a number of places. There’s a lot to do in the Bluegrass area.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the Bluegrass?
My favorite things to do are spend time with family or play golf, both of which have been harder to do this past year.
Thank you for being such a strong part of UWBG, Steve! We appreciate you and all that you do.
Do you know someone who has worked alongside United Way of the Bluegrass in the past century who should be considered for our 100 Heroes series? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your nomination!