Area women pledged a record amount of over $200,000 to support Greater Mankato Area United Way’s 2022 campaign at the nonprofit’s 12th annual Women with Heart Luncheon. The amount includes a $10,000 gift made by an anonymous donor.


This is an increase of more than $25,000 in pledges from last year’s amount.


A record of more than 730 women attended the event on August 4 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.


Women with Heart continued its recent focus on mental health, this year highlighting mental health in young people. Featured speakers included Kendall Grund and Kobi Schuck, both involved with Project for Teens, a United Way-funded program.