United Way campaign ahead of last year's pace
8 months, 1 week ago
United Way of Adams County campaign leaders met Tuesday morning to review the progress of the 2012 campaign. Campaign Chairman Dr. John Letts, President of John Wood Community College, announced that $286,004 has been pledged to-date, representing 25% of the $1,138,000 goal.
“We are unique apart but united together, and the 2012 campaign team is a great example of that motto,” said Letts. “All campaign divisions are reporting positive results that are ahead of last year at this time. These successes are credited to an early start, wonderful human resources and great community partners.”
The 2012 campaign reports an increase of 197 new givers contributing nearly $9,627. Last year’s new givers are already reporting more than $5,900 in the 2012 campaign. The Financial Division reports the greatest progress to-date. Last year at this time, the financial division reported having 28% of their goal completed. Givers in this division have already contributed more than $96,000 which is 62% of the division’s goal and an increase of 34 percentage points. Many of the completed and on-going workplace campaigns are also showing significant increases over last year.
In addition to dollars raised through workplace and special gift campaigns, United Way hosted three special events in August and September. The annual United Way Restaurant Days ran throughout the month of August with thirty-one local restaurants taking part in the event. Contributions are being sent in now and we are well on our way of meeting or exceeding last year’s total of more than $5,000.
Restaurant Days wrapped up on Sept. 1 at County Market with the annual pancake and sausage breakfast. For the second year in a row, nearly 300 community members came out to enjoy a hot breakfast and learn more about United Way. The event was free to the public but donations were welcome; individuals contributed more than $1,700 to the breakfast, which is included in the campaign total.
The United Way Golf Tournament was September 10 at Spring Lake Country Club. This event attracted a record 112 golfers from local businesses. Thank you to the staff at Spring Lake Country Club for making this event enjoyable for all who participated.
In addition to Restaurant Days, the pancake & sausage breakfast and the golf tournament, many businesses and organizations host special events to encourage participation in the United Way campaign. Several events take place in September and include:
- John Wood Community College Faculty/Staff vs. Students Softball Game – Sept. 12
- Bake Sale at the Adams County Courthouse – Thursday, September 13
- City of Quincy Cookout & Raffle Drawings – Sept. 14
- Adams County Courthouse Cookout – Sept. 20
- Papa John’s (Quincy) online special during the month of September. When you order online, use the promo code UW30 to receive 10% off your order and Papa John’s will give 20% of your bill to United Way of Adams County.
The campaign’s focus remains on finalizing company campaigns by the end of September.