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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UWBA at 20 Percent of Goal

The local community continues to show its support for the annual United Way campaign, as 20 percent of the $330,000 goal has been raised to date.

“I am so excited to give this update,” said Mandi Wilton Davis, Executive Director. “We are working hard to maintain a strong pace throughout the campaign, and we’re so appreciative of the generosity we’ve seen so far.”

Nearly half of the contributions received have come from the leadership/professional division, which is co-chaired by Lisa Minich and Jeannine Schoenecker.

“We are excited and pleased with the increases we are seeing at the Leadership Level of giving this year,” said Minich. “With so many individuals in our community facing extremely difficult times, it’s inspiring to see the generosity of giving at this level.”

Schoenecker echoed those remarks, adding, “It is during times like these that makes us proud to be part of such a caring community.”

With two months remaining in the campaign, United Way staff and agency representatives will be visiting local workplaces to give presentations on how contributions made to the campaign benefit the community. “We are grateful to the companies in our area that support United Way not only through their donations, but also the time given to us for employee presentations,” said Cara Costik, Community Relations Specialist.

A Business Blitz is scheduled for Friday, October 18th, and will feature a live broadcast from WESB from 10:00am-12:00pm at the United Way office.

“We have taken a moment to enjoy this update, but we’re back to work as there’s still a lot of ‘asking’ to be done,” said Wilton Davis. “We’re expecting to see that red (in the thermometers) rise quickly.”

To learn more about the 2013-2014 Campaign: Life is Good When You’re United, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.uwbanews.org or call the United Way office at 814-368-6181.

Pictured, Pat Ryan, Director of Operations of Futures Rehabilitation Center, assists Tom Miller with updating the United Way thermometer at CNB Bank on Tuesday.
United Way photo

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