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United Way exceeds campaign goal, raises $663,000

“It’s with great pride that we announce today that through the support of our local companies, businesses and the residents of Logan County we have raised $663,401,” stated Jim Donnelly, executive director of the United Way of Logan County.

These results are above 2011 by $40,990 exceeding the campaign goal by $8,401, making 2012 the first year since 2010 that the United Way was able to surpass the previous year’s results and the first year in many to meet or exceed their established goal.

“We knew that the economy would be a challenge this year and that our task would be difficult. We began the march in September with the annual kick-off event where the nine pacesetter company’s provided a 24% increase over their 2011 results. From that day forward, with the determination and hard work of many, we were able to make solid steps on a weekly basis toward the $655,000 campaign goal,” said Donnelly.

“By working with the United Way of Logan County this past year, I’ve seen first-hand how important our work is to all of our families, friends, and neighbors. When we Live United by giving, advocating and volunteering to support critical work in education, income and health, we create opportunities for more people to enjoy all of life’s success.” We want to thank Mike Mullins, the 2012 campaign chair and Tammy Allison our 2012 board president for their passionate and dedicated leadership and support. Mike and his team made up of the campaign cabinet, the board of trustees, and several volunteers invested a lot of time during the past several months reaching out to existing as well as new donors.”

"Virtually every business, company and individual within our county who has supported the United Way of Logan County in the past stepped up and increased their giving. Through the efforts of many we will be able to help the residents of our county who are in need."

“For those who have not yet supported this year’s campaign you can still contribute as we continue to raise every dollar possible to help our children succeed and families and individuals achieve financial stability, Donnelly stated.

Anyone interested should call the United Way at 592-2886.

Donnelly (pictured) said, “On behalf of our entire team I want to thank every single business, company and individual who generously contributed to this year’s campaign. Whether you contributed a major financial gift or a single dollar, we thank you. Because of you the United Way of Logan County’s work through its many agency and community partners can continue.”

Funding decisions for the local agencies that will receive financial support in 2013 will be announced in the coming weeks.

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